1.5 star rating

WinUtilities Professional Review

Pros: This software has some features that are helpful for keeping your computer running efficiently.
Cons: The application's layout is confusing due to its module structure.
The Verdict: WinUtilities is a good option for standard PC system utilities needs.



WinUtilities Professional has useful features to tidy up and eliminate clutter on your computer. The software's best feature is 1-Click Maintenance. It lets you defrag and clean your hard drive and registry, as well as remove traces of your internet activity. You can schedule these cleaning processes with one click.

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Another good feature is Process Security, a preventive-maintenance application that lists and defines the trustworthiness of processes on your computer. It pinpoints malicious processes and neutralizes them before they can cause problems.

WinUtilities Disk Cleaner finds junk files on your hard drive by using a limited list of specific files and file types. Adding more file types to this feature would greatly improve it. The Backup & Restore feature backs up your registry and, if problems arise, lets you restore it to its previous operability.

A helpful feature to save hard-drive space is Duplicate Files Finder. It eliminates redundancy and saves hard-drive space by locating files that share the same name, size and creation date, and last write time. WinUtilities File Splitter helps you manage large files by splitting them when you're using them and joining them when you're done.

The History Cleaner option eliminates traces of your activity from Windows, Internet Explorer, Firefox and third-party applications. This protects your privacy from businesses and those who may gather your information to track your habits, or even worse, to steal from you.

EXE Protector safeguards executable files from unauthorized access with a password. The Document Protector feature stores and protects documents, pictures and video files with a security password. For extra protection, WinUtilities should consider allowing each file to have its own password.

We didn't notice much of a difference in available memory after running the Memory Optimizer feature, but two other features will help. Auto Optimization optimizes your memory if it falls below a certain level and Intelligence Optimization tracks the pattern of your CPU usage to optimize memory.

The Shredder lets you delete files and folders so they can never be recovered and has an option to wipe traces of deleted files from your hard drive. But if you mistakenly delete a file, or change your mind about deletion, the software can find deleted files and restore them.

Using this PC system utilities software is easy once you figure it out. It's comprised of modules, and each does its job effectively. It's not so much a unified utility as a cluster of tools. We were a bit disappointed with WinUtilities Professional's RegistryDefrag and DiskDefrag features, but the cleaning and optimization features are solid overall.

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