Ashampoo WinOptimizer 16 Overview & Giveaway


WinOptimizer 16

Winners Announced!

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  1. Witold Butwilowski
  2. Martha Lindquist
  3. Robert Lasher
  4. David Tomm
  5. Yury Kuzmin

Congratulations to the Winners and Thank You to everyone who participated!

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Ashampoo has kindly given us five licenses for their WinOptimzer 16 utility. These licenses are usually valued at $39.99 (US) but are currently being offered at a hugely discounted price of $11.00. By entering this giveaway contest you get a chance to win one for free!

“Over time, even modern systems slow down or become faulty and cluttered with junk files. Especially Windows 10 collects more data than its users would like. Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 16 takes care of these issues – with unparalleled speed and efficiency. It doesn’t take any prior knowledge or lots of time and your computer will feel like new again! Let WinOptimizer help you make the most of your PC and protect, clean and optimize your machine for maximum performance and privacy every time.” ~ Ashampoo

This giveaway contest is will begin on May 6 and will end at midnight on May 16, 2019.

WinOptimizer 17 Released

Dave’s Computer Tips acquired the WinOptimizer 16 licenses before version 17 was released. If you would like to read about the WinOptimizer 17 version, please see this WinOptimizer 17 product page.


System Requirements

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Usage

When you first run WinOptimizer you will be presented with this screen:

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Ashampoo has done a great job with this interface. All the various modules can be individually accessed by clicking any of the links in the left panel. You also have access to the all-important Settings menu at any time by clicking on the Gear icon in the Title Bar Menu. Click on the Analyze button to see what WinOptimizer thinks of my computer:

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If you were to click the Optimize button at this point, then WinOptimizer would clean up everything it found and according to this screen, it would free up to 43MB of disk space. WinOptimzer is a powerful program and I like to have more control over these operations. You can click on any of the eight modules to get a detailed look at the specifics. Let’s see what the unnecessary files are:

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Since the Log files are taking the most room, let’s take a look at them. You can do this by clicking the Magnifying Glass icon to the right of any entry in this list:


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Boy! Windows sure loves its log files! On this screen, you can select which files you want WinOptimizer to remove and/or keep by checking/unchecking the boxes to the left of each entry. This gives you fine-tuned control which can sometimes be important if there are files you want to keep for some reason.

I went through each of these modules and unchecked some files that I wanted to keep. Let’s see what happens:

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The two modules in yellow are ones where I deselected some entries that I wanted to keep.

Conclusions ?

There are many, many more features included in WinOptimizer and showing them all to you goes well beyond the scope of this short overview. The above few examples should, however, give you an inkling into what WinOptimizer has to offer. If you would like to learn more about this wonderful program, please refer to the links at the top of this article.


I can unreservedly give WinOptimizer 16 a big Thumbs-Up.

How To Enter The Contest

We’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment and submit a comment telling us why you’d like to win Ashampoo WinOptimizer 16. However, submitting a comment is not required to enter this contest and will have no bearing on your chances.

For your chance to win, simply enter your name and a valid email address in the spaces provided below, then click Enter Contest. After your entry is accepted you will be presented with options to share the contest on Twitter and/or Facebook. For each person who enters the contest as a result of your share, you will earn two (2) extra entries!

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Over time, even modern systems slow down or become faulty and cluttered with junk files. Especially Windows 10 collects more data than its users would like. Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 16 takes care of these issues - with unparalleled speed and efficiency. It doesn't take any prior knowledge or lots of time and your computer will feel like new again! Let WinOptimizer help you make the most of your PC and protect, clean and optimize your machine for maximum performance and privacy every time. ~ Ashampoo
  • This contest will be active beginning Monday, May 6 and will expire at midnight Thursday, May 16, 2019. Winner(s) will be chosen by random drawing and will be notified by eMail
  • Winner(s) must claim their prize within five (5) days
  • The Winner(s) will also be announced at the top of this page

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About the Author

Richard Pedersen

Richard received his first computer, a C-64, in 1982 as a gift and began dabbling in BASIC. He was hooked! His love for computing has led him from the old “XT” boxes to the more modern fare and from clunky 10MB hard drives to smooth and fast modern day SSD drives. He has run BBS services, Fido mail, and even operated his own computer repair business.

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  1. Thanks to DCT and Ashampoo for this opportunity. I could sure use something like this for my laptop that is running poorly.

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