If your PC often takes a breather, it helps to really tidy it up again. The Ashampoo WinOptimizer 25 does a good job. We distribute the extensive maintenance suite as a full version for free.
Newly installed, Windows proves to be graceful and agile. But over time, data garbage, unnecessary auto-start programs and services as well as other slowing factors accumulate that nip the flow of work in the bud. A fast PC runs more or less slowly and an already sluggish model stalls even more. It is virtually impossible to avoid these throttles and wasters of storage space, because when you are working on your computer, they are a side effect that goes unnoticed in the background.
These things can be avoided if you only use your PC carefully and, for example, always use the Inprivate option. Mode your browser would use to prevent local surfing traces (cache, history, cookies). But this is not practical in everyday life. Help is coming in the form of tuning software. A luminary in this field is the Ashampoo WinOptimizer 25 (AWO 25). You can get it here for free and save money on both licensing and a speed-boosting hardware upgrade.
What does Ashampoo WinOptimizer 25 do?
With the program you can make a fast PC a bit snappier. If your computer stalls, for example because it is exposed to a lot of software brakes and/or is old, you can get the problem of speed under control with the application. There are numerous modules that you can use to uncover unfavorable configuration parameters and treat them so that things work better again.
Even a newly installed Windows will give you a little boost, as factory throttles that Microsoft creates can be removed (including system services that load into the RAM and sometimes demand the processor, even though this RAM/CPU load is not necessary).
Since the TuneUp Utilities came to an end, Ashampoo WinOptimizer is probably the best Windows optimization software on the market: it has been around for a long time and is therefore mature. It includes a variety of helpers that cover an equally wide range of performance issues. Since the tools are easy to use, useful and interconnected, you can hardly go wrong with them. The complaint made by tuning critics about system optimization that you are destroying Windows by fiddling with such tools is not justified here: In practice, the WinOptimizer does its job perfectly and doesn’t destroy anything on the OS, but it does (in terms of performance and thanks Tweaking in terms of individuality) is better.
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 25: Compatible with Windows 11
According to the manufacturer, Ashampoo WinOptimizer 25 works under Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows 7. It is safe to use and recommended if you want to keep your Windows in good shape.
A snippet of the feature palette:
- Remove junk data from browsers, in the file system and in the registry in one go (“One Click Optimizer”)
- Drive Cleaner, Internet Cleaner and Registry Optimizer (dedicated utilities for getting rid of dead weight)
- Defragmenting (since AWO version 18 it has even been possible to trim SSDs; the usual AWO 25 defrag engine is, as usual, very good)
- Deactivate unnecessary system services (background programs without their own interface)
- Boot Center (clean up autostart; analyze boot times and shutdowns in detail – practically no competing tool offers)
- Fine-tune internet connection parameters (get every last bit of speed)
- Rudimentary Task Manager and Uninstall Manager functionality
- Adjust the operating system for SSD operation and thus reduce drive wear
- Customize Windows
- Set Windows for more privacy
- Retrieve general system information (hardware, software)
- Find and delete unnecessary memory hog files
- Check PC performance ( Benchmark Center ) and compare it online with other devices
- Determine drive health via SMART (and HDD error checking, chkdsk alternative)
By the way: Magix offers a paid PC tuning software (PC Check & Tuning) that is based on the Ashampoo WinOptimizer. This large provider of photo, music and video software relies on the Ashampoo/AWO engine. And the AWO 25 is indeed of exquisite quality. However, while the Magix software is limited to one year of use, we are not aware of any time restrictions for the free WinOptimizer 25 offered in this article.When it comes to downloading, you have to be careful, the time frame for downloading is not unlimited. So it’s best to grab your AWO-25 full version here today.
How to Activate Ashampoo WinOptimizer for free
If you would like to use Ashampoo WinOptimizer 25, download it and start the installation by double-clicking on the EXE setup file. Acknowledge the Windows UAC warning message (User Account Control) that appears with “ Yes ”. Follow the setup wizard with “Accept & Continue“. Below you can request a serial number by clicking on “Request license key”, which you will need to continue the setup.
After clicking the button, a website opens where you enter and confirm your email address. Your serial key will arrive by email, copy the number into the Ashampoo installation wizard and then select “Activate now”. The latter button checks the license key for validity. If a success message appears in green, continue with “Next > Next“. The application will now unpack onto your SSD. Click “Finish” to complete. The Ashampoo WinOptimizer 25 starts automatically.