1: This toolbar lists all modules grouped by category.
2: The status of the current system analysis is displayed here.
3: Details on current processor load, available RAM, CPU and GPU are shown here.
4: Current results of the system analysis are displayed here. Click an entry to review results in more detail. Maximize the program window for an even more detailed list.
5: If enabled, the system analysis will be run on each program launch.
6: Displays the settings for the system analysis.
7: Runs the system analysis.
You can enable/disable the various automatic features of WinOptimizer here and review the 10 most recent actions. If needed, you can also export or delete the history of all actions. While automatic features are enabled, a tray icon will be shown. Right click the icon to access the settings for each feature.
Auto-CleanMany running applications store temporary data as various files that will continue to take up space once their applications are closed. Auto-Clean removes application-related temporary files as soon as the applications are closed to regain disk space.
Live-TunerLive-Tuner adjusts process priorities to speed up application launches.
Game-BoosterModern games are heavy on memory and CPU resources. Simultaneously running applications also require resources and may slow down your games. Game-Booster automatically terminates all processes/applications that are non-essential to the game to free up resources.
Clean / Optimize / InformThese dashboards bundle core features of related modules in an easily accessible interface. The affected modules will run as soon as you open a dashboard. Use the right-aligned circular buttons to perform a rescan for the affected module and the other buttons to make fine-adjustments or to access additional features.
These modules help you clean the Registry, remove web browsing traces and to track down no longer needed files.
Here, you can speed up boot times, defragment mechanical hard disks for faster access times and adjust essential privacy settings for added protection.
This dashboard provides essential details about your installed hardware and software.
Functions in WinOptimizer are grouped by into modules arranged by use cases.
1: Use this switch to toggle between a use-case and module names based view.
2: These modules will clean your steam of no longer needed files and more.
3: Performance enhancing features are located here.
4: Detailed information on installed hardware, software and the performance of your machine is available here.
5: With the help of these modules, you find and fix file-related errors.
6: These modules help you manage common PC settings, e.g. for user-rights management.
One Click OptimizerThis module runs Internet Cleaner, Drive Cleaner and Registry Optimizer in succession. Click the magnifying glass icons to open the affected modules and adjust the results. Click "Delete now" to remove all found objects.
Drive CleanerDrive Cleaner scans your system for no longer needed files and displays results grouped by categories. Click the number of results to display details for each category. Use the check boxes to select/deselect individual results or use the top buttons to select all/no results from a category. Click "Create report" to save your results as a text file.
Registry OptimizerRegistry Optimizer scans your Windows Registry database for no longer needed entries and displays results grouped by categories. Click the number of results to display details for each category. Use the check boxes to select/deselect individual results or use the top buttons to select all/no results from a category. Click "Write a report" to save your results as a text file. Right click a result to access the context menu. You may then specify the entry as an exception to exclude it from future searches. You can remove exceptions in the settings for this module.
Internet CleanerInternet Cleaner scans your system for no longer needed Internet-related files and displays results grouped by categories. Click the number of results to display details for each category. Right-click a result and use the context menu to specify the affected cookie as secure. This cookie will no longer show up in future search results. This allows you to keep settings such as login data for your webmail account from being deleted every time you use Internet Cleaner so you won't have to input it again. You can modify the list of secure cookies in the settings for this module.
DefragDefrag rearranges file fragments to speed up file access times. It should only be used with mechanical drives. Modern SSDs provide nearly constant access times irrespective of file fragmentation.
Opens the module settings
Other actionsMerge free disk space
Merges all fragments that make up free space into a single segment for faster access times.
Notifies the controller of the affected SSD about files that have been deleted so that the controller can then physically delete/overwrite the affected disk portions.
Updates the list of available drives. This is useful when you plugged in additional drives after the module was launched.
Registry DefragThis module defragments the Windows Registry database to speed up your Windows performance. Click "Analyze" to scan all Registry areas and select the areas to be optimized. Then, click "Defragment".
Service ManagerServices are background programs required by Windows and other applications to work properly. This module lists all installed services and provides a rating on their usefulness. It also allows you to modify start types individually.
RefreshUpdates the list.
Download ratingsUse this button to retrieve current ratings in case you disabled auto-downloads.
DetailsDisplays details such as service dependencies.
StartStarts a service.
StopStops a service.
Start typeAllows you to modify the start type of a service.
The service is permanently disabled. Use the ratings to ascertain whether a service is vital to the functioning of your system first.
The service is inactive and started automatically as soon as it is needed.
The service will start with Windows.
The service will start once Windows has loaded to avoid slow downs.
Rate onlineAllows you to rate a service. Your rating will be shared with the community to make it available to other WinOptimizer.
StartUp TunerThis module lists all applications that launch with Windows. Use the check boxes to enable/disable individual entries.
RefreshUpdates the list of entries.
Add / EditAllows you to add a program to the Windows startup sequence. Either a name and select the EXE file for the program or manually input a command line sequence.
Download RatingsUse this button to update the ratings in case you disabled auto-downloads in the settings for this module.
DeleteDeletes an entry from the Windows startup sequence.
Rate onlineAllows you to rate an entry. Your rating will be shared with the community to make it available to other WinOptimizer users.
Internet TunerThis module helps you optimize your Internet connection.
Adjust manuallyExperts may adjust individual network parameters manually. Please only use this option if you know what you are doing. Wrong inputs can cause connection drops or other disturbances.
Auto-optimize nowSelect the type of your connection and the affected network adapter. If you are using a very slow connection or your machine is part of a heterogeneous network you should not disable "QoS", otherwise, you can disable this feature to increase network speeds. Click "Adjust automatically" to begin the process.
Process ManagerThis module lists all currently running processes and allows you to adjust their priorities or terminate them.
DetailsDisplays additional details such as process owner and associated program windows.
Terminate processTerminates the selected process. Note that system processes cannot be terminated.
Modify priorityAllows you to adjust the priority of a process.
ShowFilters running processes by categories.
Show load in lower window areaDisplays/Hides charts for the overall CPU load and memory consumption of currently running processes.
Uninstall ManagerThis module allows you to uninstall applications and remove entries for incompletely uninstalled programs.
RefreshUpdates the list of installed applications.
Delete entryDeletes the entry from the list of installed Windows applications. The entry will also no longer show up in Windows' own uninstall dialog.
Uninstall applicationUninstalls the application from your system.
SSD WizardUse these settings to optimize your Windows for SSD drives.
TweakingTweaking allows you to customize various system settings. Select the desired category from the entries on the left and use the tabs to navigate through each category. Click "Apply" to apply the changes from all categories and "Restore standard settings" to restore the original settings.
AntiSpyAntiSpy can disable many of Windows' telemetry features used to collect data and send it to Microsoft. Select the desired category from the entries on the left and use the tabs to navigate through each category. Click "Apply" to apply the changes from all categories and "Restore standard settings" to restore the original settings. "Restore safe settings" will automatically adjust the settings to avoid the most common security risks.
Win10 Privacy ControlThis module enables you to adjust all settings in Windows 10 that might compromise your security or privacy. Select the desired category from the entries on the left and use the tabs to navigate through each category. Click "Apply" to apply the changes from all categories and "Restore standard settings" to restore the original settings. "Restore safe settings" will automatically adjust the settings to avoid the most common security risks.
File AssociatorFile Associator allows you to associate file types with viewer/editor programs. File types that are currently unassociated are marked red. Click an entry to select it or hold down Shift to select multiple entries starting with the first selected entry or Ctrl to select multiple entries individually.
SettingsOpens the module settings.
RefreshUpdates the list of available file types.
Undo changesRestores the original program association for the selected file types-.
EditYou can select the icon to be used on the Desktop and Windows Explorer and the viewer/editor for the selected file type here.
DeleteDeletes the selected file type from your system.
Apply changesApplies your modifications.
Context Menu ManagerThis module allows you to enable/disable various menu items in Windows' right-click context menu. Use "Activate" and "Disable" to turn individual items on/off or use the check marks. Click "Apply" to apply your modifications and "Properties" for additional details on a selected item.
Browser Extension ManagerThis module lists all browser extensions from all browsers in all available user profiles.
UninstallDeletes the selected extension from the affected browser.
Search onlinePerforms a Google search for the selected extension.
Rate onlineAllows you to rate the usefulness of the extension. Your rating will be submitted online so that other WinOptimizer users can profit from your experience.
Download databaseDownloads the latest ratings database.
Display file propertiesDisplays file properties for the selected extension, if available.
Open folderOpens the folder containing the extension in Windows Explorer, if available.
RefreshReloads the list of installed extensions.
System InformationThis module provides various details on your PC hardware and installed applications. Click "Create Report" to display this data in your browser, e.g. to store it as an HTML file and share it with a technical support agent.
DiskSpace ExplorerDiskSpace Explorer analyzes and visualizes the file distribution across your drives, e.g. to track down huge files. Select a drive and click "Start" to begin analyzing. Either double-click a folder on the left to navigate to that folder or double-click a folder in the center view. This allows you to navigate through your folders.
File allocation by percentages
NameDisplays the size of files / folders either relative to the capacity of the host drive or relative to their parent folder. You can change this setting under "Bar in Name column".
Size %Displays the size of files/ folders relative to the capacity of the host drive.
In the above image, the folder "System32" occupies 9.789% of the total available space on drive "C".
(Folder) SizeDisplays the size of files / folders relative to their parent folder.
In the above image, the folder "System32" occupies 24.280% of the space occupied by the folder "Windows" on drive "C".
FilesThis view hides all diagrams.
StructureThis views displays files and a chart.
File formatsThis view groups files by type, e.g. videos, and displays both a list and chart.
Bar in "Name" columnNo bars
Hides the visual representation of space usage.
Size relative to current drive
Displays the size of files/ folders relative to the capacity of the host drive.
Size relative to folder
Displays the size of files / folders relative to their parent folder.
ShowAllows you to restrict the display to individual categories.
Open FileOpens the selected file.
Show in ExplorerOpens the folder the selected file resides in Windows Explorer.
Open folder in explorerOpens the selected folder in Windows Explorer.
DeleteDeletes the selected file/folder.
System BenchmarkThis module can benchmark the performance of your PC and compare it to other results online. Click "Run benchmark" to begin benchmarking and "Compare online" to compare your results to other machines.
HDD BenchmarkThis module can benchmark the read/write speeds of your disk drives. Click "Start" to benchmark the selected drive and "Compare online" to compare your results against other drives.
HDD InspectorThis module displays details on the health of your drives and other information. Use it to determine whether a drive is approaching failure to backup your files on time or get a replacement to prevent data loss.
Re-scan hard drivesUpdates the list of available hard disks.
Write reportWrites all data to a text file and opens it in your default text editor.
StatusDisplays a summary of the status of the selected drive.
S.M.A.R.T.Displays the current S.M.A.R.T. values for the selected drive.
InformationShows additional details such as a list of features supported by your drive.
Analyze allocationRuns DiskSpace Explorer for the affected drive.
Font ManagerThis module lists all installed system fonts.
RefreshUpdates the list of installed fonts.
Control PanelOpens the "Fonts" folder in Windows Explorer.
ViewDisplays a detailed preview for the selected font.
DeleteDeletes the selected font. Note that some applications depend on specific fonts to work properly or at all.
File WiperWhen Windows deletes a file, the affected disk space is marked as reusable. As long as it isn't used for new data, the original data is still there and can be recovered easily. FileWiper overwrites these areas with data such as zeros so the data can no longer be recovered.
SettingsOpens the module settings
Adds a folder to the list that will be permanently erased.
Adds one or more files to the list that will be permanently erased.
Adds the contents of the recycle bin to the list.
Free disk space
Overwrites free disk space on the selected drive to render previously deleted files/folder unrecoverable.
Clear listDeletes all entries from the list.
Remove from listDeletes the currently selected entry from the list.
AbortCancels the current operation.
Wipe dataOverwrites the selected areas permanently.
File ManipulatorFile Manipulator allows you to split up files into several parts, e.g. for easier sharing or archiving. It can also reassemble these parts or encrypt/decrypt files.
SplitSelect the file to split and optionally specify an output folder. If no output folder is specified, the parts will be created in the original file folder. Then, select the desired size of your parts and click "Start" to begin the operation.
JoinMake sure all required parts reside in the same folder and select one of them. You may optionally specify an output folder for the newly assembled file. If no output folder is specified, the file will be created in the original file folder. Click "Start" to begin the process.
EncryptSelect the file to be encrypted and enter the password to be used. If required, you may create a self-extracting archive that can be decrypted on any machine without the use of WinOptimizer. You may optionally select to have the original file deleted once it has been encrypted. Click "Start" to begin the process.
DecryptSelect the encrypted file. Then, put in the password you used during the encryption phase and click "Start" to begin the operation.
Disk DoctorDisk Doctor scans your disks for errors and can try to fix them. These errors can be caused by power cuts, crashes or on external drives that were improperly disconnected.
Deep scanSame as "Check now" but also scans unused areas. Depending on the size of your disk, this process may take some time.
Check nowScans the selected disk for errors. Only areas that are currently occupied by files will be scanned. The program can try to move files from corrupted to safe areas and will then mark the affected areas as unusable to avoid future data loss.
Select driveSelect the disk to be scanned here.
Display log fileDisplays a summary of the scan.
StopCancels the current operation.
UndeleterUndeleter attempts to recover accidentally deleted files. Simply select a drive and click "Search". Then, select the files to be recovered. Use the search text field to narrow down the list of results and click "Restore" to recover the selected files. Make sure to select a different drive than the source as destination to avoid data loss.
Link CheckerLink Checker validates file shortcuts and can delete invalid items. These shortcuts allow you to access the underlying files via double-clicking, like most of your Desktop icons. Shortcuts become invalid when the underlying file is moved or deleted. In the module, click the check boxes to select/deselect individual entries or use the toolbar.
RefreshUpdates the list of shortcuts. Click the arrow to adjust additional search parameters.
Select invalidSelect all invalid shortcuts.
Select noneClears the current selection.
PropertiesDisplays details such as the target location for the shortcut.
Delete selectedDeletes the selected shortcuts from your system.
Duplicate FinderDuplicate Finder scans your drives for duplicate files and lists them side by side. This allows you to find and delete duplicates and regain disk space. Click "Search" to begin the operation. Use the text field to search for individual files and the check boxes to select/deselect individual items. Click "Delete" to delete the selected items from your system. Click "Create report" to create a text file that contains a list of duplicate entries.
Click "Settings" to select the drives to be scanned.
ADS scannerAlternate data streams (ADS) attach secondary but hidden data streams / files to a file as it is usually shown in Windows Explorer. These streams usually contain additional data used by programs that process the "main" file. However, they can also be used to hide malware. This module scans the initially selected drive for such streams and allows you to delete them, if needed. Right-click an entry and select "Find online" for additional information on the stream type.
System Restore ManagerThis module manages system restore points as created by Windows, e.g. before installing Windows updates. System restore points allow you to revert your machine to a previous state in the event of system errors.
RefreshUpdates the list of restore points.
Create new restore pointCreates a new system restore point that holds the current system state.
RestoreRestores the selected restore point and reverts your system to the previous state.
DeleteDeletes the restore point from your system.
Icon SaverIcon Saver saves the position of your desktop icons and can restore their original layout, e.g. after it was altered by newly installed application.
RefreshUpdates the list of backups.
Create save pointSaves the current desktop icon layout.
DeleteDeletes the selected backup.
RestoreRestores the original icon layout from the selected backup.
User-Rights ManagerUse this module to adjust/restrict user rights, e.g. to keep guests from altering display options or uninstalling applications. It is particularly useful in multi-user environments.
First, select a user from the top left pull-down menu, then select a category from the left. Use the tabs to navigate through a category. Click "Apply restrictions" to apply all modifications to the selected user or "Remove restrictions" to restore the original settings.
Energy ManagerHere, you can adjust existing or create new power schemes. Each scheme offers separate settings for battery and grid operation.
Reloads the list of available power schemes.
Reset power scheme
Resets the selected power scheme to its original settings.
Restore Windows defaults
Replaces all existing power schemes with Windows defaults plus the Ashampoo scheme.
Delete power scheme
Deletes the selected power scheme.
Copy power schemeClones the selected power scheme
EditEdits the selected power scheme
ActivateSets the selected power scheme active for
Edit power schemeThis dialog allows you to modify the selected power scheme to your needs. Changes should be made by experienced users only.
StatisticsThis is a summary of all WinOptimizer activities. Click "Rest" to reset all values.
Task schedulerThis module allows you to specify a time when either the system analysis or One Click Optimizer should be run automatically. If needed, the program can shut itself down, once the process is complete.
Use this module to undo changes made by WinOptimizer, e.g. through Registry Optimizer, should the changes have lead to undesired system behavior.