Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 Released: 10 licenses Giveaway

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 is the latest offering from Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG. Last time I tried WinOptimizer it was in v6. That time it was not up to the offerings from say Iobit, TuneUp etc. But while trying v9 (I tested the beta version), I was astonished by the huge improvements that have been made in the program. So many features, still highly organized in an awesome interface: an approach that Ashampoo is following in every of its products.

Anyway due to my time limitations I will cut the story short. In fact if I try to review it completely I could easily spend thousands of words in it. ūüôā

Major Change from version 8

They have added two new modules: Registry Defrag and HDD Inspector.

Main Features

I will just copy from their webpage.

System maintenance with efficient cleaning and defragmentation

One click and all unnecessary data are gone! The¬†One-Click Optimizerenables a quick optimization and cleaning of the system with an especially configured call-up of the modules¬†Drive Cleaner,¬†Registry Optimizer¬†andInternet Cleaner. Of course those modules can also be run separately and be customized according to individual requirements.¬†Defrag 3¬†allows the defragmentation of hard disk drives on the basis of one of the latest most effective algorithms. This function can be launched on system startup and then runs in the background permanently. The new moduleRegistry Defrag¬†analyzes the Windows¬ģ Registry and defragments it for a quicker workflow and improved access to the registry.

Modules for system maintenance at a glance

  • One-Click Optimizer: Quick optimization of the system with just one click.
  • Drive Cleaner: Finds and deletes unnecessary files.
  • Registry Optimizer: Finds and deletes unnecessary or faulty entries of the registry.
  • Internet Cleaner: Removes traces from surfing on the Internet.
  • Defrag 3: Defragmentation of hard disk drives (Pro-active defrag and boot-time defrag)
  • NEW¬†Registry Defrag:Analyses and defragments the Windows¬ģ Registry.

Get more out of your system!

The Service Manager helps with the management and optimization of installed services. Here your opinion counts. You can rate services and see other users’ ratings. The StartUp Tuner adjusts the startup behavior of applications. You can improve your Internet connection with the Internet Tuner. The Process Manager provides an overview of all running processes. The UnInstall Manger allows you to uninstall unnecessary applications as well as faulty entries.

Overview of modules that increase efficiency

  • Service Manager: Optimization and management of installed services and own ratings of services.
  • StartUp Tuner: Management of applications that are launched on Windows¬ģ start.
  • Internet Tuner: Automatic or manual optimization of system settings for hardware and bandwidth of your Internet connection.
  • Process Manager: This module gives an overview of all currently running processes.
  • UnInstall Manager: Successfully uninstalls applications and faulty entries.

Perfectly personalize and configure Windows

With these tools you can customize the settings of your system according to your personal requirements. Tweaking allows you to access hidden system settings and a detailed adjustment. The AntiSpy module provides access to interfaces, hidden options and their settings. The management of installed file formats and repair of faulty formats is done by the File Associator module. With the Context Menu Manager you can manage and customize context menus. The Icon Saver saves the arrangement of icons on your desktop and restores it, if necessary.

Modules for Windows configuration at a glance

  • Tweaking:Provides access to many hidden system settings and allows detailed adjustment of the system and frequently used applications.
  • AntiSpy: Adjustment of interfaces and hidden options in Windows¬ģ that submit information undesirably.
  • File Associator: Management of installed file formats as well as repair or deletion of faulty file formats.
  • Context Menu Manager: Context menus of the Windows¬ģ Explorer can be managed and customized according to individual requirements.
  • Icon Saver: The arrangement of icons on the desktop is saved and can be restored, if necessary.

Nothing stays hidden from these tools!

The module¬†System Information¬†provides an overview of the installed hardware and software, including information on the operating system, processor etc. How much disk space do your audio files take up? This and similar questions are answered by the¬†DiscSpace Explorer¬†in a comprehensive overview. The performance of your processor and main memory is measured by the¬†System Benchmark¬†and can be compared with other users‚Äô values on the Internet. The¬†Disk Doctor¬†checks your hard disk drive for potential errors and restores faulty files, if necessary. The new¬†HDD Inspector¬†analyses the S.M.A.R.T values of your hard disk drive on the basis of a tried and tested algorithm. This way this module can make a statement about the ‚Äúhealth‚ÄĚ and possible problems of hard disk drives in the system.

The modules for system analysis at a glance

  • System Information: Comprehensive and clear information on the installed hardware and software (operating system, processor, chipset, drives etc.)
  • DiskSpace Explorer: Analysis of the file groups, for example audio and video files and information on how much disk space is taken up by each file group.
  • System Benchmark: The processor is tested and the performance of the main memory is measured. The results can be compared online with those of other users.
  • Disk Doctor: Hard disk drives are checked for errors and faulty files can be restored.
  • NEW¬†HDD Inspector: Detailed information on and analysis of the S.M.A.R.T values of your hard disk drives.

Tools that you will not want to do without again!

Files and folders are deleted safely and permanently with the File Wiper. For data protection reasons, it is sometimes necessary to protect the contents of files and folders from third-party access. In this case the File Encrypter & Decrypter module helps with the encryption. The File Splitter & Joiner splits large files into several smaller ones so that those can then be sent by email. Later on the recipient can join those again. TheUndeleter helps you to restore accidentally deleted files.

File tools at a glance:

  • File Wiper: Deletes files and folders safely and permanently.
  • File Encrypter & Decrypter: Encrypts and decrypts files and folders.
  • File Splitter & Joiner:Splits large files into smaller ones, which can for example emailed, and be joined again later on.
  • Undeleter: Restores accidentally deleted files.

Always stay on the safe side with backups

The Backup Management provides a comfortable overview and information on all saved changes, in order to quickly restore those with just a click. In the Settings you can change the settings of each module and customize the general settings for Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9. TheTuning Assistant helps new users to maintain their system in the best possible way by only answering a few questions. The Taskplaner helps you to exactly plan the execution of task at a certain time. They will then be executed automatically.

Modules of backup management and fine adjustments

  • Backup Management: Manages existing backups.
  • Tuning Assistant:: Helps new users to optimize their system.
  • Taskplaner: Allows you to plan tasks and automatically execute them at a certain time.
  • Settings: Settings for this software and for single modules can be changed and adjusted here.

System Requirements :

Operating System:
Windows¬ģ XP, Windows Vista¬ģ (32bit/64bit) and Windows¬ģ 7 (32bit/64bit).

Any computer that runs one of the above operating systems at a reasonable speed.

Main Memory (RAM):
The size of the main storage is insignificant for the employment of the program. We refer to the recommendations of the operating system in use from Microsoft.

Hard Drive Space:
90 MB for the program files plus some additional space for backup files.

Full administrative rights are required to use the program.


Well, there are a huge number of possible screenshots. I have collected a few

You can also view some on their homepage

and on Softpedia

With so many nice features, its price is worth $39.99 and if you own v8 you can upgrade at an affordable price of $15.99. The software trial can be downloaded from

It comes with 10 days trial but if you would like to extend the trial to 30 days be sure to register at here. You will get free support and will be subscribed to newsletters.

Mandatory Warnings

  • Tuning system with WinOptimizer or similar software might cause harm to your system. So be sure to create a restore point before doing making any tuneup! WinOptimizer also backs up system changes for later use.
  • I don’t like the thing that in spite of being a paid software Ashampoo offers a toolbar installation (pre-checked during installation) that is no way associated with the functioning of the software. If you want to avoid that installation make sure to adjust the installation process as shown in the following screenshot.


Angela from Ashampoo approached me to write about the software and agreed to arrange 10 giveaway licenses. If you need a license make sure to leave a relevant comment below. I will close the giveaway within 24 hours that is 16th Feb, 23:59PM.


Thank you…


Giveaway Ended


  1. Stunning software, should be standard with windows…

    Would love a copy to keep my windows nice and slim ūüôā

  2. Thank you for the great Giveaway. Ashampoo WinOptimizer is the best Optimizer for Netbook & PC.

  3. Best and easy software in market to make computer fast and speedy
    Lovinv this software one my computer

  4. Using Ashampoo WinOptimizer since its 1st version way back in 2002-03. Back then it was called Platinum Suite. Currently on version 8. The best Windows tuning and tweaking utility. Would love to have a free upgrade. Please count me in.

  5. Ashampoo Winoptimizer 9 has just released!!! As usual it allows to optimize the operating system due to many improvements and innovations. It includes many utilities for cleaning the hard disk and system registry, module for the protection of personal information by searching and deleting files and data left by Internet, utility for optimizing Internet connection, utility for configuring system startup. In addition, the program allows you to encrypt and decrypt files or remove them permanently. It is also possible to configure and optimize the system be the special utility called ONE CLICK OPTIMIZATION. In this ninth version of the program the Ashampoo developers add many new features including a new spyware module as well as many improvements and bugs.
    Main features:
    1. Optimizing with a single click : Fast optimization with just one click.
    2. Drive cleaner : Detects and removes unnecessary files.
    3. Registry optimizer : Detects and removes unnecessary or incorrect entries in the registry.
    4. Internet Cleaner : Erase the tracks left after surfing the Internet.
    5. Defrag : Defragment the hard drive.
    6. System Information : A comprehensive and complete information about installed hardware and software.
    7. Disk Space explorer : An analysis and information about the space occupied by files.
    8. System Benchmark : Determine the performance of memory and compare it with other users online.
    9. Disk Doctor : Check hard drive for errors and restore damages files.
    10. Service Manager : optimization and Control of installed services.
    11. StartUp tuner : Manage applications that run with Windows start up.
    12. Internet Tuner : automatic or manual optimization of Internet connections.
    13. Process Manager : this module provides an overview of all running processes.
    14. Uninstall manager : Module for complete uninstall od unwanted software.
    15. File Wiper : permanently and safely delete files and folders.
    16. File encrypter and decrypter : Encrypt and decrypt files.
    17. File splitter & joiner : Split a file into several small ones, for example , to send them be e-mail, and combine them again later.
    18. Undeleter : Restore accidentally deleted files.
    19. Also was added new powerful utilities : Registry defrag and HDD inspector.
    Thanks, Sujay for this great giveaway.
    Shared and tweeted.
    Yours Malkhaz!

  6. Thanks Sujay for bringing this giveaway.
    I have used the older version (8), and I’m looking forward for winning the new version (9).

    Looking forward to their Registry Defrag module.

    Please count me in.


  7. A great software with several tools and a little price. I have an old version from a magazine, and it’s an fantastic optimizer. Thanks.

  8. I have been using Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 for quite some time and would certainly like to try the latest version. I saw quite a lot of changes in the latest version with improved features. Hope it will be even better than the previous version. Thank you for the nice giveaway.

  9. Since winoptimizer 8 is one of the best tuning solutions, I expect winoptimizer 9 to be even better, or even…the best. I’d like to take part in this giveaway! Thank you

  10. Thank for this giveaway it is a very helpful utility been using the previous version 8 for the past month and it work great so far.

    Hope I can get this. Thank and please count me in too.

  11. Awesome giveaway. A good alternative that I can use to replace my Advance System Optimizer its going to expired soon. Thank and count me in please.

  12. I would want to win this giveaway. Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 looks so good and professional. Giveaways are fun yet suspenseful so count me in.

  13. 6 hours ago, I installed this product.
    Then I found it is the only all-in-one software, I don’t want to miss.

  14. I’d like to have a copy of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 to keep my computer running smooth too:)

    Count me in please.

  15. One of the better made optimizer programs out today, if not the best. By all means toss my name into the hat and congrats to 10 of us, good luck to us all.

  16. Thanks for the giveaway, Sujay & Techno 360. I remembered two years ago when I used to love WinOptimizer 7 as my default system cleaner. I got it free from a giveaway and use it alongside ccleaner. But I stopped using it after Ashampoo released WinOptimizer 8 last year. I would like to use WinOptimizer again, and hopefully without any missing latest features. Count me in, Sujay, and I would be the luckiest person on earth. Thanks in advance.

  17. I would love to be one of the lucky recipients of a Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 license! The improvements definitely look worthy of trying out! Thanks for the giveaway Sujay & Techno 360!

  18. Thanks sujay! I’ve been using WinOptimizer 7 and would enjoy having a license for ver. 9! Nice review btw!

  19. I am using Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 on my Windows Vista. I would like to win the Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9.

  20. this is really GOOD Utility on Computing world.

    for Windows user this tools are must have.

  21. There’s plenty of dandruff on my pc, I trust this to thoroughly remove it and give it that shiny, fresh look.

  22. Have been using WinOptimizer for long, and I believe they finally got fixed it permanently with v.6. I do not need the caution. I prefer it any day.

  23. Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 is a very extended and useful program for system optimization. It has a lot of options and settings for system cleaning the unneeded files and adapts to individual solutions. No matter what you use, maintenance, or defragment or a tool the HDD or other program, WinOptimizer 9 is safe.
    Count me, please.

  24. Hey, I’m surprised that Ashampoo is already providing giveaway licences for this “just out of the oven” product.
    However, this is not something new, made us addicted by offering us these contests and well structured reviews.
    Good luck with the draw and again, thank you for these reviews and contests.
    Oh, and… thanks Ashampoo for your excelent products, I do my best not to miss any of your giveaways.

  25. Thank you Techno360 and Ashampoo. I like the products of Ashampoo. Please count me in for this. Thank You. ūüôā

  26. I am also game to try out good software that helps to improve upon what I have been given or doing.

  27. I love ashampoo product specially ashampoo burning studio and winoptimizer. I have been using winoptimizer for tuning my system from version 6 and currently i have winoptimizer 8 installed on my system. it works perfect as other tuneup products does specially asc from iobit and system mechanic from iolo.but i found one extra features that only winoptimizer gives to their users is quick response to any program while trying to accelerates the speed of intialisation of programs. I love its tuneup assistance which works completely in the background and automatically takes action to make sure that your computer gives as best as it was when purchased.I still not tested winoptimizer 9 final or its beta version as i am using currently my purchased copy of winoptimizer 8, but i really really wants to have this software on my system..for me my perfect choice for a perfect tuneup software is one and only ashampoo one can change my mind..

  28. Thanks for this Giveaway Dear Admin.
    Please count me in too. I really like to have this utilities Software!

  29. Please count me in thanks. Well written review. Even i despise the fact that they offer a toolbar unnecessarily.

    But despite this Winoptimizer is a great software.

  30. Awesome Giveaway!
    Please count me in for this Giveaway is very rare to offer superb software like this One!

    1. Oh no, now there are 2 (or 3) comments by me.
      Sorry, but my first comment was not visible
      anymore as i revisited this page and later
      comments were visible, so i think there was
      an error with my first comment.
      Sorry again!

  31. I have been using Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 since long time and would certainly like to move to newer versions having all these features.Hope it will be even better than the previous version.

    Please count me and Thanks you for your nice giveaway.

    Thanks, Sambasiva

  32. A must need software for PC. I will be very glad if I can have this must have software. Thanks.

  33. Would like to win this new version. I didnt see it coming…..looks nice in GUI and not that intrusive. thanks for the giveaway. Regards.

  34. Hi!

    I am using Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8. Good Program. Please count me in. ūüôā

    Big Master ūüôā

  35. Thank you for the giveaway … i like this software so much .. i used it since the version 6 but not with original serial
    i hope to have a serial

  36. Please count me in on this cool giveaway for WinOpt 9.I try the beta and would like a chance at the free license. Thanks

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