Ashampoo WinOptimizer 26 Overview & Giveaway

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 26

Winners Announced!

This contest has now expired. Winners will be notified by email.

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

Our friends at Ashampoo have given us five licenses for their new version 26 of WinOptimizer. These licenses are valued at $15.00 (US) for one device. There is also an option to purchase a subscription-based license for $14.00 per year which is good for three devices. You can also download a free 30-day trial copy of this program. You could also enter this giveaway contest for a chance to win a free copy!

“The new Ashampoo WinOptimizer 26 breaks new ground. Privacy Traces Cleaner tracks down, and eliminates, sensitive data that may compromise your privacy and security. A new tuning assistant helps you to individually optimize your system by answering a few questions. One Click Optimizer now runs four cleaners, and UnInstall Manager 2.0 handles regular software as masterfully as Windows apps. System Analysis provides more detailed information and the new Windows Notification Center integration ensures you won’t miss a thing even when the program is minimized!” ~ Ashampoo

This giveaway contest is running now and will end on February 8, 2024. We all know that WinOptimizer is at the top of its class so you don’t want to miss a chance of getting this program for free!

System Requirements

Operating System:

Windows® 11, Windows® 10, Windows® 7


Any device that supports the operating systems listed above.


Screen resolution 1280×768 (Recommended: 1920×1080 )

Full administrative rights are required to use the program.
An Internet connection is required to activate the program. The program license is verified repeatedly at regular intervals.

New And Improved Features In Version 26

  • Windows Notification Center based program notifications – NEW
  • Create and print modern-looking reports – NEW
  • Review SVHOST-based processes – NEW
  • One-click optimization with four powerful cleaners – NEW
  • Find and delete sensitive data with Privacy Traces Cleaner – NEW
  • Super-fast cleaners with new search algorithms – NEW
  • Drive Cleaner with custom file filters – NEW
  • Improved browser handling in Internet Cleaner – NEW
  • Cleaners with support for browser profiles – NEW
  • System analysis with more in-depth information and visual clarity – NEW
  • Individually tailored Windows optimization with Tuning Assistant – NEW
  • UnInstall Manager 2 with new look & feel – NEW
  • Process manager with tree view – NEW
  • SSD wizard with new handling and more details – NEW

Ease Of Use

WinOptimizer has always been a quick and easy way to clean up your computer system. The menus are intuitive and easy to follow.


As with all system cleaning software, it is important to understand just how powerful these types of programs are. Use with caution; keep track of all the changes you are making. Take baby steps so if something breaks, you will know what to focus on.

I have used WinOptimizer over the years and can say that it’s a top-notch piece of software.

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 26. 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. After your entry is accepted you will be presented with options to visit/follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and/or YouTube. By doing so, you will get more entries, increasing your chances of winning this giveaway contest.

Sharing the contest on social media is completely voluntary, but is encouraged.

Competition Rules:

  • To enter, simply submit your name and a Valid email address. Your address will not be shared outside of this site
  • You must submit a VALID email address. We need to contact the Winner, so disposable email addresses will not be eligible
  • Additional entries may be earned by voluntarily sharing on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter, or by visiting our YouTube page
  • Shortly after the contest ends, the winner(s) will be chosen at random
  • Winner(s) names will be posted on this giveaway page. Please check back here to see the winner(s) name announcement!
  • The winner(s) will be notified by email at the email address used to enter the contest – be sure to use a valid email address that you check regularly
  • Winner(s) must claim their license within five (5) days. After the five (5) day period, unclaimed prizes will be distributed at DCT’s sole discretion
  • Entrants agree to allow DCT to communicate with them via email using the address provided by the entrant when entering the contest

Good luck to everyone!

4 thoughts on “Ashampoo WinOptimizer 26 Overview & Giveaway”

  1. Whether or not you like the program, the reality is that programs by ashampoo tend to fall under PUP for various legitimate reasons (not the least of which is that these programs are completely unnecessary in the first place; you already have the tools you need in windows by default).

    You can add Ashampoo programs to your exclusion lists if you do not want them flagged. But it doesn’t change the fact that it is a PUP by nature!

    RIGHT? Just asking.

    1. Richard Pedersen

      Hi Brian,

      Clean-up software such as WinOptimizer is not necessary. Windows does have a lot of tools that have many of the same features.
      The problem with the tools provided by Microsoft is that they do not seem to do a complete job of erasing all the cruft.

      It all boils down to how many leftovers you can tolerate. I have a low tolerance for the trash left behind when a program is uninstalled and that is why I use a dedicated uninstaller. Windows doesn’t come close to doing a proper job of it. That is but one example of many.

      If you deliberately install a program, it cannot be called a Possibly Unwanted Program (PUP). PUPs are bits of software that lowlife installers try to sneak by you. I’ve never seen Ashampoo stoop to these shady shenanigans.

      The decision to use or not use these types of programs is up to the individual.

      I hope this helps,

      1. Each to their own I guess, but…
        Anyone who registers can look forward to a concentrated load of spam emails, which will only be stopped after repeated requests via email to support. The checkmarks in the settings apparently have no effect on this. In any case, you should use equivalent freeware.
        If I have to use a fake email I am no better than the company in my opinion.
        Thanks for the reply. Love DCT!!!

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