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WinOptimizer 18


System optimization that takes your PC to the next level

One for all: Perfect for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10!

Windows is good–but it could be better! Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 18 takes care of that! Operating systems tend to slow down over time and become cluttered with junk files. In many cases, essential settings are either missing or buried deep in the system. And then there's the privacy threat, as especially Windows 10 loves to phone home.

System optimization, in-depth cleaning and diagnosis in one program!

  • Dashboards for always up-to-date data and instant feature access
  • Brand new Defrag without noticeable performance drain
  • Merge free disk space with Defrag
  • Extensive drive analysis and hardware review with Defrag
  • Handy benchmark center for better clarity and faster test access
  • Enhanced system details view with optimized hardware detection
  • All cleaners up-to-date
  • Full Microsoft Edge Chromium support
  • New Internet Cleaner algorithm for improved detection of browsing traces
  • Enhanced Browser Extension Manager
  • More details on installed hardware during system analyses
  • Faster module startup times
  • Detailed analysis logs

The quick route to a better Windows!

You can feel the incredible optimization power of Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 18 right from the get-go! Take care of eight major problem areas of Windows in just a single click and kick your system into overdrive. Get rid of junk data, like web browsing traces, fix useless Registry entries, remove broken shortcuts and disable unnecessary services. WinOptimizer 18 is your one-stop, one-click performance, security and stability booster! Optimize your security, system and autostart settings in just a single click! Reclaim your system resources and enjoy faster startup times and a smoother overall Windows experience thanks to more available memory. Naturally, all features are future-proof and ready for the latest Windows updates!


Use it on up to 10 PCs in your household

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If you use Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 18 at home, a single license will allow you to install the software on up to 10 PCs! Buy once and let your entire family benefit from a leaner, faster and more secure Windows system! You'll only need a separate license for each installation, if you use the software in a commercial setting.


Brand new: Dashboard overviews

Dashboards are the quickest way to get a detailed picture of your system and to instantly access essential features. "Clean, optimize and inform" always has the latest details on these vital tasks–including full feature access! There's no longer any need to manually open modules to get the whole picture! You'll find valuable details like status updates on your Registry, dubious services or privacy threats, all neatly arranged. Once you spot and area that requires action, a single click will take you right to the affected module. Experience a new and better way to navigate Ashampoo® WinOptimizer!

21st century defrag tool

WinOptimizer 18 marks the end of the old Defrag module and the beginning of a new era! No more system slowdowns, thanks to smart background processing! The new Defrag builds on the already available Windows algorithm and takes it to the max! Merge free space to shorten access times, automate drive analysis and defragmentation and have the process run in the background at low priority for uninterrupted use of your PC. The new Defrag is SSD-ready: Retrim makes sure your drive is used to its full capacity while ensuring high performance and long life!

Fresh out of our development team: Our new cleaners!

The cleaners built into our WinOptimizer line of products are arguably fan favorites. That's why we never stop improving them! Version 18 is the first to support the new Microsoft Edge Chromium. Internet Cleaner now uses a new algorithm to detect junk files more efficiently and in all browser-related save locations. Reclaim precious disk space and use our new cleaners to eliminate web browsing traces, redundant files and useless Registry entries! All features are instantly accessible through the "Clean" dashboard!

All system parameters at a glance

Ashampoo® WinOptimizer provides an extensive look at what's going on in your system, including your drives. Once health parameters deteriorate, you'll instantly be notified to avert disaster. Discover bottlenecks and spot potential enhancements with incredible ease. Track down resource hogs, find out all about your installed hardware and monitor all running background processes. It doesn't get any easier! You can also easily access this program area through the "Inform" dashboard.

The Swiss army jackknife for your PC

Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 18 goes way beyond a mere tuneup and cleaning suite. It comes with a total of 37 powerful modules. From security maintenance to privacy protection and smart system analyses, WinOptimizer is the total package for you. Need to recover accidentally deleted files, permanently wipe sensitive data or put a muzzle on Windows 10's chatty telemetry features? It's all part of the package! All modules are refined and updated every year for best compatibility and performance with present and coming Windows updates. No other system optimization software even comes close to this enormous feature set, usefulness and easy handling!

Save time and effort automatically

A total of three automatic features take the major work off your shoulders! Auto-Clean not only rids your system of junk data but reduces clutter before it takes hold. As soon as you close your browser, or other application, this fully-automatic broom sweeps everything off your drives that doesn't belong. Live Tuner provides a smart launch boost to all applications and allows for custom fine tuning to assign different priorities to individual applications, e.g. "high" for more performance. Game Booster does exactly what its name implies: It closes unnecessary background processes non-essential to gaming while your game is running and restarts them when you're done playing so you can get back to work.

Continual evolution with Windows updates

Windows is continually evolving, thanks to updates, and so is Ashampoo® WinOptimizer! Our development team works hard to guarantee smooth operation before and after all Windows updates. Windows 10 received over a dozen updates in the past year and we analyze each one meticulously. Continual program updates ensure your WinOptimizer keeps up to speed with Windows, no matter what the change. This includes fixing issues introduced through Windows updates, because WinOptimizer not only cleans your PC but also repairs it.

Say no to unwanted browser extensions

Browsers are not only your window to the internet but threatened by malicious extensions that cause slowdowns or spy on you. You're probably familiar with toolbars but chances are you're far less familiar with the numerous extensions that may live in your browser, offering little to no use but threatening performance and your privacy. Many even manage to stay hidden from browsers' installed extensions lists! Browser Extension Manager puts a stop to this. It lists all installed extensions across your browsers and gives you the choice to delete them, if needed! It only takes a single click to rid your browsers of a malicious extension and make browsing the web a little safer!

Maximum security and privacy!

Windows still collects too much data about you and offers false compromises in terms of security. Windows 10 especially loves to phone home. Win10 Privacy Control and Antispy give you back full control over your system! You decide which passwords are stored, what telemetry data gets sent to Redmond and which photos you'd rather keep to yourself. And make sure not to go easy on unwanted geotracking, personalized ads or nosy programs either!

Fascinating insights into a hidden world with ADS Scanner

Have you heard of alternate data streams? This feature allows programs to attach hidden information to the files as they appear in Windows Explorer, e.g. to determine whether a file was downloaded or is part of the system. Unfortunately, this feature can also be abused to attach malware to your files. ADS Scanner detects and lists alternate data streams to help you locate and remove dubious entries!

Create maintenance plans in seconds–and then just fire and forget!

Many of our customers love One Click Optimizer as well as the many other tools under "System Maintenance". They help you find web browsing traces, hidden data junk, superfluous Registry entries and system settings that need tuning. Our handy task scheduler allows you to perform any of these functions at custom intervals and fully automatically. Keep your machine fit and healthy the easy way!

For a stronger PC

Ashampoo system software is synonymous with high use value and incredibly easy handling. Ashampoo® UnInstaller deletes programs down to the last byte and allows for risk-free software trials. Remove unwanted software installations with multi-level in-depth cleaning! Only a fully updated system guarantees speed and safety–and Ashampoo® Driver Updater is your ever watchful update provider. The software scans all of your system components and automatically compares your hardware against a giant driver database for always current drivers. Keep your system up-to-date, permanently! Archives in all available formats are the forté of Ashampoo® ZIP Pro. Get the world's fastest ZIP engine and pack and unpack your files for space-saving storage and secure file transfers!

Maximum performance through world-class system optimization

The makers of Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 18 have done it again! From handy dashboards with details on essential and always up-to-date information to instant feature access, this already excellent system optimization suite has just gotten so much better! Take the new turbo-charged defragmentation tool that not only puts its predecessor in the shade but comes with a special mode to prolong the lifespan of your SSDs. The always popular cleaning modules have also been fully updated to work flawlessly with all the latest browsers and now detect more clutter than ever before!

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Brilliant visuals at any resolution on any display ">
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Interactive start screens with problem analysis ">
Conserve energy efficiently and preserve battery life ">
Excellent gaming performance at the click of a button with Game Booster ">
Manage system policies easily with User Rights Manager ">
Increased performance, more efficient memory usage ">
Manage system restore points comfortably with System Restore Manager ">
Speed up any application launch with Live Tuner as background task ">
Wizard-driven optimization with Tuning Assistant ">
Save and restore all changes with Backup Manager ">
System maintenance  
Instant access and always up-to-date information with dashboards ">
Merge free disk space with Defrag ">
Extensive drive analysis and hardware review with Defrag ">
Handy task scheduler for maintenance and optimization ">
Manage Opera plugins with ease ">
Enhanced Browser Extension Manager ">
Automatically delete web browsing traces and temporary files ">
Updated search algorithms for all cleaner modules ">
Clean multiple user accounts simultaneously ">
Powerful drive cleaner with significantly improved results ">
Remove internet traces with Internet Cleaner ">
Clean hard disks with Drive Cleaner ">
Optimize Windows Registry with Registry Optimizer ">
New filter settings to narrow down search results ">
1-Click optimization with One-Click-Optimizer ">
File tools  
Redeveloped for enhanced speed ">
Over 80 new and faster components ">
Render deleted files unrecoverable with File Wiper ">
Support for ExFat partitions ">
Recover accidentally deleted files with Undeleter ">
Safely and securely encrypt and split up file with File Manipulator ">
Securely delete files with File Wiper ">
Permanentely delete files from the recycle bin ">
Find invalid program shortcuts with Link Checker ">
Wipe and overwrite free disk space to securely delete file remnants ">
Securely encrypt and decrypt files with File Encrypter and Decrypter ">
Split up huge files with File Splitter ">
Find duplicate files with Duplicate Finder ">
System analysis  
ADS Scanner for hidden data streams ">
Enhanced system details view with optimized hardware detection ">
Get detailed system information ">
Support for extremely large partitions ">
More details about running services ">
New and dramatically faster DiskSpace Explorer ">
Optimum SSD support for increased lifespans ">
Innovative hard disk benchmark with detailed results ">
Manage installed fonts with Font Manager ">
Detect hard disk issues on time with HDD Inspector ">
View disk space usage and find large files with DiskSpace Explorer ">
Benchmark system with System Benchmark ">
Compare benchmark results online ">
Improve system performance  
Enhanced Uninstall Manager with additional details ">
Optimize Internet connections with Internet Tuner ">
SSD Wizard for solid state drives ">
Disable unnecessary system services for more performance with Service Manager ">
Speed up Windows startups with Startup Tuner ">
View and manage running processes with Process Manager ">
Customize Windows  
New Windows 10 customization tweaks ">
Maximum privacy protection for Windows 10 with Win10 Privacy Control ">
Improve privacy with AntiSpy ">
Adjust hidden settings with tweaking module ">
Customize Windows context menu with Context Menu Manager ">
Adjust file associations with File Associator ">

Operating System:

Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7


Any computer that supports the above operating systems.

Screen resolution:

1280x1024 - 100%


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.

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