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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6 is built with 12 years of Windows optimization experience!
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 580 75 comments

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6 was available as a giveaway on May 27, 2010!

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Convert any video to MP4, AVI, MOV, M4V, WAV, MKV, FLV, WMV and other general.

With the reliability of 12 years of experience, Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6 makes Windows maintenance fast and easy – and it works for Windows XP just as well as it does for Vista and Windows 7. The One-click Optimizer does what it says and you can even schedule it to run automatically so that you don’t need to think about it at all. It keeps your Windows computer running as fast and smoothly as on the first day you bought it.

In addition to efficient Windows maintenance you also get a whole suite of powerful, easy-to-use tools that enable you to configure and tune your Windows computer so that it works exactly the way you want it to.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7


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File Size:

14.4 MB



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ah SHAMPOO. what a con...the first software key i bought was for burning software ( 6 )and months after. it crashed.and refused to let me enter the key again..being a idiot..i then bought the key for burning
( 9 ) and guess what. it then crashed again. and again would.nt let me
enter the key for that either.. feel cheated.. of the cost of two keys
and having no burning software....take it from me ( ASHAMPOO ) leave
well enough alone....

Reply   |   Comment by michael crea  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

i was able to recover 9 gigabytes of hard disk space after running the utility! great job!

Reply   |   Comment by Abe  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ashampoo offers allot of their software for FREE. All you have to do it go to the website, register/create an account (free). Then, if you didn’t get the link, go to http://www.ashampoo.com/internet/myashampoo/e and log in. Navigate through all the software they offer. If you see something you like, look for the “Free License Key” link on that page. If that version is offered, you will receive the key, via email. Simply download the software, install and use the key sent. Not all applications are offered free, and only the older versions.

As an example: http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/html/1/product_2_1406___USD.htm (Ashampoo® Magical Optimizer) – Free, however NOT the latest version.

Additionally, if you register an account, you get ’speical’ offers for newer versions of the software, at reduced rates (example: Ashampoo® Burning Studio 9, 39.99 normal, 9.99 for users registered to the site).

Reply   |   Comment by JSG  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Wonderful software with clear interface. Thank you GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Gilly  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Want to thank GaotD team for having this ability of "Comments" - the opinions expressed here teach me much more than many 'forums'. They are straight-to-the-point, and sometimes reflect much know-how and knowledge.
This is the case with Mike, #37, and I wish to thank you for your in-depth remarks.
I tend to agree with Mike, as I use separate apps instead of 'one-click button' app, e.g. CCleaner for File Cleaning + Registry Integrity; Defraggler for HDD defragmentation; Speccy for System Information; WinPatrol for "anti-make-system-changes-without-consent"; Recuva for recovering; Revo Uninstaller; etc.
That way I have some control of what happens to my computer, instead of one application that does it all...

Reply   |   Comment by NorthernWolf  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Every time I try to input my email address, I get this error...

The e-mail address entered is either invalid or not acceptable.

Please try again and/or use a different e-mail address.

I use gmail & don't usually have any problem with this.

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Interesting reading, guys, especially Mike's regular contribution, but while I see a lot of these optimisers I see them as removers of unnecessaries - if there's something there that shouldn't be, they remove it.
What I'm seeing a need for is a utility that >puts it back the way it was< - something that knows what the good/regular Windows settings are and corrects those that are wrong/off/missing.
Taking off the high spots is okay, but something that fills in the dips is just as necessary, IMHO.

Reply   |   Comment by Phaedron  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I was skeptical about Ashampoo products in general until a few years ago when I decided to try out their Burning Studio line of software, and this is obviously top of the line software that performs well and does not give you the bloat and useless options and add-ons of the highly regarded and highly useless Nero products. I like most of their software and also use the Photo Commander as a replacement to Windows photo viewer which is crap. Those of you who complain about the spam are complaining about something that is easily avoidable as mentioned in several posts above. Win Optimizer is a great program and Ashampoo should only be praised for all of the free offers that they promote. That said I saw some posts for some who used WinUtilities (which is also great) and you can get the Professional version of WinUtilities and some other programs for free here -> http://www.softpedia.com/discounts/.
You can also find some other ashampoo products for free here and a couple other various programs -> http://store.v3.co.uk/?act=search&cat=13

Reply   |   Comment by Cro  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Downloaded and installed cleanly on XP SP3. Attempting a full scan ends up with a memory access violation in undelete.dll, though a quick scan completed without error. Quick scan found a few things, so I guess it might have been worth it.

Reply   |   Comment by Ryan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have and use several Ashampoo programs. When and for what I use them, I find the programs quite satisfactory. Also, I do not understand the 'watch out for the spam' comments. I get notices of updates but what company does not send out that info?

Thanks Ashampoo and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by harry12  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

One interesting feature found in WinOptimizer 6 (atleast in my version bought about a year ago) is the Systen Benchmark under Modules/Diagnostics wich determines the computer speed measuring CPU RAM motherboard etc. After benchmarking you can choose to compare your results on line with other users of the software. At present there are 346.810 users. More important probably is to compare with your previous bechmarks to see if your computer is slowing down. I have used several Ashampoo softwares for many years some are very good, none are bad.

Reply   |   Comment by urban  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I paid a very small sum for one of their products and I thought I had unchecked /Checked all the right boxes to prevent marketing.

They are about one of the most aggressive spam like marketing companies I have ever known. When you try to unregister - it's not simple. You have to give them so much personal information I gave up.

I wouldn't touch them with a very large bargepole again because of this. You should be able to unsubscribe without being a contortionist. KEEP WELL CLEAR!

Reply   |   Comment by scouseware  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I've enjoyed this program since I bought it Big thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)


"I went to install program, it asked for language, it was set as Chinese on default, I clicked English, then proceeded to install. It installed with all Chinese menus. I reinstalled a second time, same problem, it installs with Chinese menus."

Is possible Honorable Son forget to read fortune cookie?



Reply   |   Comment by Garfey B.  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

u can unsubscribe from newsletters at beginning of install and u will get no mail.I've been using for years.I think u will find that winopt 2010 which someone said has been free for a while does not support win7 and has less features.

Reply   |   Comment by rover3500  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've been having huge CPU problems for the last two months, with svchost and other processes running my CPU up to 100% and leaving it there. I tried EVERYTHING, including WinUtils and Glary, disabling searchindexer, and a host of other things. I am an experienced user (I've been building my own systems since the 1980s), so I know what I'm doing (for the most part). Still, I could not solve this problem.

One quick run through with WinOp and I'm back to 2-3% CPU usage, peaking at 10-20% for most progs. I have my computer back! I'm sold!

Reply   |   Comment by Enrique  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Does anybody know the difference between WinOptimizer 2010 which is given away for free on the V3.co.uk website and WinOptimizer 6? Is one of then limited in time or so?

Thanks for your comments and thanks to GAOTD!

B< the way: The comments on the English Website are much friendlier than those from the German site!

Thanks for your politeness!


Reply   |   Comment by Laptop57  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Another great Ashampoo offering.
Some of these comments really are a laugh. You get free software,and the downside is.. about half a dozen emails a year from the company,and these oafs call it spamming !

Reply   |   Comment by charliesou  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have used Ashampoo products, there are so many. They are a robust energetic company who try to sell software as competitively as possible.
The difference between Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6, and other programs mentioned may be slight, but :
1: if you let any program clean your Registry, Temp Files, Internet connection, "Tweaks", your being too trusting.
What interests me in this product is to peep at what the system optimisation Module is like.
I use Win XP, so I know what is what already, I have Advanced System Care, and same deal, optimisation.
Before letting anything play with your registry, back it up with ERUNT
respect your machine, be the one in charge. Do Not let any program run through a "CleanUp" of your Computer, it's an insult to your intelligence, and ability to learn.
Enjoy !

Reply   |   Comment by cheapskate  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

FYI. I installed both AShampoo WinOptimizer 6 and AShampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced. The about screen for both says they are version 6.60. So it seems they are the same.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#48 you can change it to english language after installed click on the tool menu you'll find language options.

Reply   |   Comment by PK  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Great software.

I have purchased it after 40 days of free trial. No complaints.
The only thisk is they will send you one email per day
to advertise their product. But it easy to block it.

I strongly recommend this software to all.

Reply   |   Comment by Janusz  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I use Ashampoo for years, yes they do sent you newsletter but not everyday... making a few clicks deleting them won't hurt you much.

Reply   |   Comment by PK  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ashampoo likes to put pop-ups in their programs so sometimes when you start to use them an annoying ad pops up on your screen. It's VERY unprofessional and I will never use another program of theirs again be it free or otherwise.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry Watts  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ #6.
Thanks Bro - i have Glary Utilities.. so enough said.

Reply   |   Comment by jdkoops  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Installed under Windows Vista 32bit with UAC disabled whithout any problem. Registration was fast and the program ready to use. Tested several functionalities and it worked without a glitch. The functions tested were: Quick Scan from main menu, Startup Tuner, Process Manager, Visual Styler, System Benchmark and others.

Thank you both Ashampoo and GAOTD for this offering!

@48: You can change the language for WinOptimizer 6, from Options in the upper part of the window in line with the minimize and close button (second from left to right, left to the Internet option), then go in the second tab for the Language, choose a language and then choose the right most button at the bottom for OK.
Your problem might be because you have a Chinese version of the operating system. It might be useful to run the installer as administrator if you have UAC(User Account Control) activated.

Reply   |   Comment by xunrage  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Well over 12 months they sent me around once in a fortnight a "personal upgrade offer" from WinOptimizer5 to v6. Usually it was labelled as reduced or time-limited opportunity for obvious "appetizing" purposes.

I never got myself into that kind of "friendly spamming" while on the other hand I did not expect a global player settled on the market like Ashampoo to ever think of participating in the Giveaway project. Today I feel sort of confirmed in giving them a knock-back for quite a long period of time now going to grasp a little gem for free.

One question, though, does remain that somebody may try an answer on: If a global player highly esteemed wants to spread the word about their new version (v7) by giving away the previous version for free on presumably one of the most visited websites, does this point to economic problems and to a customer satisfaction that leaves way to be desired, or should it be regarded as a normal marketing strategy?

Reply   |   Comment by Tannhaeuser  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I went to install program, it asked for language, it was set as Chinese on default, I clicked English, then proceeded to install. It installed with all Chinese menus. I reinstalled a second time, same problem, it installs with Chinese menus.

Reply   |   Comment by notoriousBigBrain  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@40 - what absolute nonsense. The size of their customer base indicates that their products are excellent - and they are.

I've been using a German site to get free Ash products but there are many that I purchase. They are not a charity, just don't expect people to buy anything and everything. Their "make us an offer" facility is great.

Obviously, GOTD can only offer daily freebies but don't assume this will be available for ever. Keep the exe file.

To those who are having a problem when converting to registered copy from trial, you need to obtain the Registration Key and paste that into the box beside "Enter Key", This Key is quoted in your Ash Account and the second e-mail they send. Key is usually valid for as long as the product is downloadable. Ash also updates even free products as necessary. Automatic online check.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Thanks to the gauys n gals who replied to my earlier post (#20).

@ 29 Kapka: "..40-day trial

This is not the same offer that you refer to. the URL is different, and the offer is different. i found lots of different offers for versions 6, 6.6, and 7 - some free and many different prices for the paid versions

@44 Dr Ken: NOT FREE

I found version 7 at three different prices (and the version 6 options at an enormous number of prices) - then I found the free offer for version 7 that I listed. It does not mention on the download pages anything about time limits. I downloaded the program but did not install it yet. Have you found when you installed it (from the link I gave) that it says this is time limited? Please tell me how you found out it is time limited.

That is why I was asking if anyone could advise the best action. I am not going to insatll a program (which I suspect will remove or overwrite its predecessor) and then find out there are strings, like a time limit.

If it has a time-limit that the company does not tell you about til you have downloaded it, I am surprised.
I have several Ashampoo products, which are all ecxcellent for my simple needs.
The company support has been great. Today's GOTD offer says it has no support.
I have never been spammed by them - just got the emails and offers I signed up for.

I still am not sure what my best course of action is. The company guff and users' comments on the net praise version 7.

In the abscence of better info, I will be sticking with the version I have - applying "Better the devil you know" thinking.

Reply   |   Comment by Holly  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

How to stop Ashampoo Service Letter Subscriptions - Screen Shot
I posted this because a couple of years ago I kept missing the dropdown menu choice (I thought that because I'd unchecked everything that I was done).

Reply   |   Comment by rezidue  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

#20 (Holly): The CNET version is NOT FREE. It is a trial good for 10 days.

Reply   |   Comment by Dr. Ken  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

For those having problems with lots of advertising emails from this company:

After you get the key there is a page where it says:

Get information about Ashampoo products!

Just uncheck the box on that line, and you should be fine.

Reply   |   Comment by Edgar  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I used this version for quite a while without any problems, now use V7.
People are saying that Ashampoo spam them many times a day?? I actually subscribe to all their newsletters/add/upgrade notifications and do sometimes get two emails in one day from them, but it probably averages out to less than one a day, and they do action any opt-outs that you set.

Reply   |   Comment by StevieD  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi - I use a free copy (possibly through GOTD) of Tune Up Utilities. Is the Ashampoo version any better? I have heard that having two or more of this type of software running concurrently on one PC can really mess things up. Thanks in adavance.

#3, so should this company be called Ashame-po? LOL.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave H.  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Ashampoo products are never worth keeping

Reply   |   Comment by deva  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-39)

This is a nice program. I purchased it some time ago and enjoy free updates. Not sure if this give away includes the free updates. I know the policy states no updates. But some programs can update, some can't. Anyway this program works well and is recommended. If you miss this you can get older versions of this program free. Just do a search in Google, etc. One more thing... the spam charge is greatly exaggerated. Yes they will send you offers but certainly not "several times a day" like some have claimed. You can easily op out of this email but you may not want to. After I bought my first program I received offers with decent discounts on their other programs. Many were too good to pass up. That's my opinion. Thank you GAOTD team for all of your efforts. Thank you to the publisher, Ashampoo GMBH & Co for you offering. I hope we see more of you here.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

I'm not much for cleaners and optimizers. I prefer to do my own cleaning and tweaking. I've learned the hard way how much safer it is. That said, I do own this program. I use it to get information and for its right-click editing ability. My comment here is for AShampoo in general:

I use several AShampoo products, including their office suite, and I've never been spammed. I do receive a few promotional notices - VERY few - but I signed up for them. I like the company. Their products are solid. They constantly work at improving them and their support is good.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I installed Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6.5 that was given away in January [not sure if it was a GOTD or not] -- today's GOTD is v. 6.6 from February... I didn't see a change log, but it's likely a minor update [program file names are the same, but quite a few are newer]. Comment #3 talks about spam... maybe it's the spam filters running on RoadRunner's servers, but I haven't received any noticable amounts of spam from Ashampoo since that January install.

Going by the records from that January install, there were 179 registry entries added -- that includes many temporary MUICache keys/values & several in the Ashampoo key, so the impact of installing WinOptimizer 6 was rather light. 1 file was added to Windows' system32 folder: "DfSdkBt.exe". The program's folder holds ~45MB in 612 files, 6 folders.

Some people swear by these sorts of utilities [& optimizers of one sort or another], but other than the occasional editing of the right click context menus, I normally don't use them. Some of the system tweaks might come in handy with a new Windows install, XP more than Vista/7, but you don't need to continually set up or tweak Windows -- once you have something set it tends to stay that way. Most all of WinOptimizer's other functions can be done with individual apps that do a better job, though I can see where some folks would rather have the convenience of one program interface rather than using separate apps... there have been plenty of Paragon backup apps on GOTD, MyDefrag is very good, complete anti-malware suites are available very cheap or free [well-known suites are often on sale for ~$10], SysInternals [part of Microsoft] & NirSoft have quite a few free utilities including managing auto start apps/services & process monitoring etc...

Ashampoo WinOptimizer includes a Drive Cleaner, but since XP you don't normally need anything more than Windows' built-in Disk Cleanup [Start Menu -> Accessories -> System]. Of course if you save a bunch of emails, or downloads, or project files from one app or another, your disk(s) will still get full eventually, but you're the only one who can sort that stuff out -- no software is going to tell you what's good [i.e. that you want to save] & what's garbage. As far as going further, looking for duplicate file names & such, deleting any of those is risky business... for example, 2 apps may use separate copies of the same file, but each has no way of knowing that 2nd file exists, or 2 or more apps may use copies of the same file(s), but different versions -- in either case deleting duplicates can (& usually will) break things.

WinOptimizer also includes an Internet Cleaner -- I use Firefox in part because it can be set to delete all those traces every time you close the browser. Browser caches etc are limited anyway -- you set a max amount of space for the cache, & it'll never grow beyond that. If privacy is your concern, use the portable version of FireFox & then optionally [if you're paranoid enough] erase the free space where it stored [& deleted] it's temporary files... otherwise you probably left traces in the registry I don't think any 1 app will get rid of. Or check out newer privacy features in browsers like I think Opera.

And finally, enough's been said about registry cleaners &/or optimizers that I fear repeating it all will turn quite a few folks off... in a nutshell, registry cleaners look for dead links -- if/when an entry in the registry refers to something, a key or value or file that doesn't appear to exist, it gets flagged. You can uninstall an app leaving behind thousands of entries, & those without apparent dead links get a pass, while an app you use regularly might rely on a key or keys that appear to be broken, & so get deleted. Many apps that analyze the registry expect certain types of keys to have certain values present -- not every app includes/inserts those values. Long story short using a registry cleaner/optimizer is a crap shoot where some win -- some don't. If you want to take a more proactive approach, RegShot compares before/after registry snapshots in 32 bit Windows -- the harder to find RegShot2 works with 32 bit or 64 bit versions. Both can optionally monitor folders for changes too. Using them with any new install you can see & keep a record of just what changes -- in some cases where an app has huge effects I'll know right then to uninstall & restore a backup of the registry immediately. You can also save a copy of the reports from either RegShot or RegShot2 right in a program's installed folder, so if/when you later remove it, you'll be able to see what if anything's left behind. While it's not for everyone, sometimes an app install will make an awful lot of changes to the registry, but the app itself only needs 1 or 2 entries -- the rest is installer garbage... I'll export & save the keys needed, restore a backup of the registry, then merge the saved keys back. In the long run, for me with my addiction to software, I think it's worth it [but I could very well be wrong]. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

Suggestions to use a throw-away email address do not always work as some sites will not accept throw-aways and you have to use a 'real' (as in accepted by them) address or forget about it.

Reply   |   Comment by tommieoy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Worth it for the boot time defrag alone.Emails are @ three per week by me,so apply a filter and stop whining.Why do people always think that spam equals poor code?

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

thanks for this application. i was able to activate it instantly. too bad i missed yesterday's free download. i hope there would be something similar for free in the future. any suggestions from others who might read this? thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by Abe  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Finally something worth getting. I've been using Ashampoo products for a few years now, typically worth their weight in gold. This program is feature rich, you can even change the interface skin. Also, you can turn off the E-mails from Ashampoo by unchecking the Ashampoo notification box when you get your license key. If you didn't see the box upon getting the license key, no worries, you can still turn off the spam. Typically Ashampoo gives you the option to stop receiving E-mails from them. Typically you can turn it off by a link provided by Ashampoo, located at the bottom of their E-mails. Enjoy.

Reply   |   Comment by cixelsiD  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

@ #24, Ashish: Hi, i use win utilites 9.67 on an HP notebook win 7 2gb RAM. will there be any use for me to get rid of win utilites and switch to this software?

Short answer: suck it and see. GOTD is offering a great opportunity to compare and contrast. As every PC user, and every PC, is different, it would be daft for anyone to tell you -- where your PC is concerned -- that one utility suite will work better on it than another utility suite.

As to today's offer. Ashampoo is a good software publisher but -- and it's a huge "but" -- confusion about which app does what is systemic. Different freeware variations of the same software are released so regularly it's well-nigh impossible to keep track of just what is actually being provided.

Once upon a time, this name-game marketing tactic would've just about been OK. Nowadays though, the utilities suite sector of the software market is so totally over-populated there's no point in any computer user having to jump through hoops so as to work out if an Ashampoo offer is a 2009 Mk2 Version 5 or 2010 Mk 3 Version 2 or 2008 Limited Edition Mk 6 Version 15 or 2011 Special Edition Mk 3 Version 4b.

Instead, it's a lot less hassle to go to other software developers who provide either a suite that is always freeware or one that is normally commercial ware but being made available free of charge for a limited period.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

#20 your link to 7.0 is a 10 day trial that can be extended so I will try today's giveaway instead, this program has more features than Win-utilities or Glary, thanks GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by tkelly46  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

dont work properly if you try to defrag it tells you " Error in License data
please reinstall the product
Reason is Registerd = 0
Reason : days left 15
then it closes..... See More
and now your site is 504 gateway time out ? I have registered with them and got my emails and set up my site on there site.. no good still get this Error and now it tells me to upgrade to version 7 for $ 37 or so.. ?

Reply   |   Comment by danny  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

@ #20 Holly: "... This CNET offer does not seem to be time-limited..."

On CNET the version 7.01 is a 40-day trial:
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 7.01
Quick specs
Price: Free to try (40-day trial); $49.99 to buy

Reply   |   Comment by Kapka  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Just adding my agreement that WinOp6 is great - used it since it came out - and that spam is what you make of it - Ashampoo does NOT sell Viagra! They email you ON AN OP-OUT BASIS about their products - I own all of their releases except two and they are the best. I highly recommend their FREE firewall; I use their PRO firewall. Try this one! You will get more Ashampoo programs - they have a program that discounts your future purchases - I'm up to a 60% discount on all their software. I'm a big fan, and you will be too. WinOp 6 gives you real control of your up-to-XP system. They are one of the reasons I dumped LOSE7 and went back to XP--there are no good controls for LOSE7...

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Ashampoo have been in business for a long time (relative to computer years) and have marketed some good software to cover just about any task that needs doing on your PC. I've tried some of their free offerings in the past and whilst I don't have any use for some of them, including this offer, there are also some that are damn good. They are always striving to improve on everything that they do with constant upgrading and refinements. They also hand out regular freebies of their older versions. Yes, they do send out junk mail,.. some of it is worth reading but if it really bothers you, just mark it with your spam filter,.. too easy !
BTW.. Nothing at all to do with this offer but I rate Ashampoo Burning Studio as the best and easiest program of its type

Reply   |   Comment by terrawarra  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)


In my opinion, I rather use WinUtilities than Ashampoo products, because WinUtilities's tools are much more reliable, accurate, and... well, it's hard to explain.

I have been using 3 products; WinUtilities, Glary, and Ashampoo for 4 months already and I decided I'm going to stick with WinUtilities only since it has all the same features of the others, but with more stuff packed into it and free updates!


Reply   |   Comment by Joji  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
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