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FileStream WinSettings 8.1 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — FileStream WinSettings 8.1

WinSettings provides the smart way to clean up and customize your Windows.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 183 (22%) 646 (78%) 29 comments

FileStream WinSettings 8.1 was available as a giveaway on July 1, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
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WinSettings is a powerful Windows utility that optimizes your PC's performance through regular maintenance and repair, and tune up your Windows settings for faster Internet connection. It offers 29 options to automate the cleaning processes so your computer can be guaranteed free of unwanted tracks and junk. It lets you identify and manage programs launched at Windows Startup so you can speed it up.

WinSettings not only lets you search and delete cookies by search words, it also offers secure delete so private files can not be undeleted. This new release lets you control what changes are allowed in Windows and Internet Explorer settings. Also you will have the power to customize Windows, such as Shell Icons, e.g. the Recycle Bin icon, play Background Music in a variety of formats including MP3. This release added functions that enable you to change computer name, logon screen, IE title, and many more. In addition, its Screen Capture feature offers you 16 ways to capture all or part of the screen or just the application contents.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 and 8

Publisher:

FileStream

Homepage:

http://www.filestream.com/winsettings/

File Size:

10.3 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#27

I agree with #26 @lenrat about posting screen shots. Those can be no-end of help figuring out whether or not you'll be interested in the Download.

And don't say "Give it a try!", that's condescending and more trouble than it's worth. GAOTD, and all of it's customers (the producers of the software) know, or SHOULD know, that installing and uninstalling countless programs is guaranteed to mess up your computer. And I for one don't like having to reinstall everything after I've got it set up the way I want.

So, PLEASE, add screenshots to the GAOTD pages!

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Jamesk  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

Bizarre registration process...unable to populate registration form fields. I must give this one a miss! I use Wise Care (from a recent GAOTD, and Ccleaner, which both perform junk cleaning for me. Thanks to GAOTD...problematics are not down to you. I look forward to tomorrow's freebie. Love & peace to all

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Scattergood  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

sounds like wise care does all this and more and i dont need two or more of these types of software i'll skip this one thanks though

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#24

Six hours and no email - Yes,yes checked junk and all that jazz but nothing - Yet another waste of time and effort, really don't know why I even bother GOTD's offers have been a bit (don't want to seem ungrateful) lame of late.

Suggestion: Why not post screenshots of the software being offered. A picture paints a thousand words.

Reply   |   Comment by lenrat  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#23

No Registration Code. No sign of anything, anywhere.
The email address is fine, but its been over an hour, which I didn't have to spare today. They must create all the registration codes manually.

Its okay though, I was only marginally interested at best, since this is a pretty saturated field, and most of us have programs like this already. I just thought I'd give it a fair shot at having something special and unique about it.

Oh well..

-JC

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#22

Hi,

Thanks for this software. No problem whatsoever downloading, installing and receiving the code. It did not take more than 5 minutes on Windows 7 64 bits SP1. The software does not have to startup with Windows. The user can control everything.


Thanks again. Thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by Marcel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

I just registered for this Giveaway of the Day - FileStream WinSettings 8.1 and sent blank email as per the instructions. I did not recieve my code to install the product. I have checked spam folder many times and recieved nothing. I am disapointed that the manufactor promisess immediate email code and nothing :( . I agree with the other users that this is a poor product

Reply   |   Comment by Russell Ashenberg  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#20

I am learning for from the cleaners YOU guys are posting
Thanks for all the great tips

Let me add to the list (also, I run search everything" before I even START uninstalling anything

Wise Cleaner (gets things that Ccleaner misses)
http://www.wisecleaner.com/

Macecraft Jv16 Powertools kite
http://www.macecraft.com/powertools-lite-ex-2013/

Search Everything (get the beta)
http://www.voidtools.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Grunwald  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#19

I successfully activated the software, but the software isn't a nice one but nevertheless thanks to GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Hansel Precious  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

Like Everyone else... NO PASSWORD EMAIL!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Tamara  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#17

This is the information on 8.1 from the creators site. Hope this helps, after reading this I had more issues than before.

Win 8 pro, 64-bit, 8g ram.

Will try to add more later taking this one very slow.


WinSettingsTM



The Smart Way to Clean Up and Customize Your Windows

Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7 and Windows 8 (Consumer Preview Build 8250)


A lot of time is being spent on the computers and surfing on the Internet everyday. In your daily computing, your computer should cater to your every need from start to finish. More importantly, you should feel absolutely comfortable, safe, and secure on your own Desktop. Designed to help you gain maximum performance of your Windows, WinSettings 8.1 is here, now, and better than ever. It quietly sits in the corner of your screen at your command and helps you whenever you need it.


Stop Spyware from Getting Started


Too often Spyware and other Malware sneak into our computers and cause havoc. All Spyware programs put themselves in Windows Startup to be automatically loaded at Startup. Once they are running, they won't let any program to remove them. In addition, they also slow down Windows Startup. WinSettings lets you remove them from Windows Startup list as well as terminating them even when they are actively running so you can delete them from your computer.



Lock up Settings to Improve Security


WinSettings not only lets you search and delete cookies by search words, it also offers secure delete so private files can not be undeleted. This new release lets you control what changes are allowed in Windows and Internet Explorer settings. WinSettings can prevent your Internet Security and Privacy settings from being changed without your knowledge by others using your computer, or you may hide all of Internet Options menu... >>



Maintain and Repair Your Windows


WinSettings is a powerful Windows utility that optimizes your PC's performance through regular maintenance and repair, and tune up your Windows settings for faster Internet connection. It offers 29 options to automate the cleaning processes so your computer can be guaranteed free of unwanted tracks and junk. It lets you identify and manage programs launched at Windows Startup so you can speed it up. It also enables you to delete in-use files and folders, stop auto launched programs, repair file association... >>



Customization and Capture Screens


You will have the power to customize Windows, such as Shell Icons, e.g. the Recycle Bin icon, play Background Music in a variety of formats including MP3. This release added functions that enable you to change computer name, logon screen, IE title, and many more. In addition, its Screen Capture feature offers you 16 ways to capture all or part of the screen or just the application contents. WinSettings offers you so many very useful and essential functions in one compact program... >>



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Highly Recommended:




WinSettings has received many awards from CNET, PC Magazine, PC World, TUCOWS, and raving reviews from lots of users.

- PC Magazine

popular pick
CNET Download.com

- ZDNet



- AgentLand

- Rocket Download

Have a Great day all, : )

Reply   |   Comment by Terflip  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#16

@Giovanni, The only 'junk' cleaner I would recommend is Revo Uninstaller
in order to remove the applications you advocate. FYI, PRO's do not 'optimize and tweak' their systems least of all with the software you list.

Reply   |   Comment by BornSlippy  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

No thanks.
Skip.
Already have other utilities that do the tasks well.

Do not need esoteric feature like:
[search and delete cookies by search words]

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

another GoToad exercise in frustration! I keep getting sent to registration page by the unzipped Setup file, [registered - have key!]but have nothing to register the key in (re: your comment # 10).

have come to really dislike GoToad.

Reply   |   Comment by h warriner  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#13

Still using winutilities pro version offered here a while back. I'll stick with that.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#12

@ Giovanni, post #12 re FixWin, 'the Windows Doctor all of us have been waiting for'. Well I sure hope the wait ended when it should've done, seeing as how FixWin was released in 2009 and is no longer supported or updated -- in view of which, I'd sound a note of caution about using it.

Other than that, Giovanni is correct: there's nothing in this software suite which can't be achieved with existing freeware.

The non-aggressive and proven combination of WinPatrol (free) and CCleaner (free: it also includes a gentle registry cleaner, too) is a major hurdle for any commercial opposition to overcome; hobbled by an absurd re-install price of $30, today's developer has no chance at all.

Thanks, GOTD, but no thanks: WinSettings 8.1's roster of achievements simply isn't unique enough, nor impressive enough, to make a convincing $30 argument that this commercialware is quantifiably superior to freeware already out there.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#11

I just want to take the time out to say "Thank You" to EVERYONE who posts their comments/suggestions/alternatives. I ALWAYS review them prior to downloading any GOTD.

Thanks again ....

Reply   |   Comment by Pamela  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#10

Not a bad app but with so many FREE TOOLS out there it doesn't make sense neither buy it nor download it for FREE as GAOTD with the update limitation.

Want to really get rid of for free ALL temporary files and other junk hiddenly sitting in your system and other portable devices once & for all?

* DISKMAX + Disk Cleaner Free
http://www.koshyjohn.com/software/diskmax
http://www.disk-cleaner.net

To optimize and tweak your system like a PRO:

* TOOLWIZ SYSTEM CARE
http://www.toolwiz.com/products/toolwiz-care

* BAIDU PC FASTER
http://security.baidu.co.th/en

* Tweaking.com - Advanced System Tweaker
http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/advanced_system_tweaker.html

* Ultimate Windows Tweaker
Outstanding FREE & Portable app with over 150 tweaks & settings for optimizing your Windows 7 & Windows Vista 32-bit & 64-bit like a PRO.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-v2-a-tweak-ui-for-windows-7-vista#more-1957

* FixWin
The Windows Doctor all of us have been waiting for: can fix almost any problems concerning Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and Web connection with no hassle.

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/repair-fix-windows-7-vista-problems-with-fixwin-utility

==> FREE, BETTER and always UPDATABLE tools <== Enjoy!!

My 2 cents for today's giveaway....

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (Super King of Freebies)  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+148)
#9

Problem with all unknown cleaners: you have to backup your windwos partition with an imager for worst case before cleaner's install and hope that your system still runs after cleaning and that you find out problems before installing other GOTD etc. which you can't reinstall.
And the more cleaning a cleaner does the more instable your system gets. It's no sign of quality if one cleaner finds out more "problems" than another. And this cleaner as #6 Maureen even dosn't tell you anything about results - a black box.

Thanks but I'll stay with CCleaner (in combination with CCEnhancer) as it never caused any problems to me and as far as I know to others.

And for controlling autostart why not use free Autoruns from systeminternals (Microsoft).

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#8

No Password/Serial #, waiting for an hour (checked Spam box as well)

Reply   |   Comment by Sukhen K Mitra  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Dear users,

we have contacted the developer regarding the registration issue which some of you experienced and get the following answer from the Filestream team:

"1. On the registration "Thank you" page, please send a blank email following the instructions. The code will be sent to you instantly.

2. Check the Spam folder if you did not receive the instant response from our registration system. It is most likely where it ended up.

3. There is a one hour time-out period if you request the code again. Please wait for one hour between each request. Otherwise, it will be not re-sent.

4. When you enter the code, it will only work with the download file from the GOTD website, it will not work with the free trial version from the Filestream website.

5. When entering the code, make sure there is no extra space at the beginning or at the end. (Easy to double check with the Notepad.)"

Regards,
GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

How long does one have to wait for the pasowrd, Checked the spam, nothing

Reply   |   Comment by Walt  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#6

What did I do wrong? I checked the options to clean up and hit the Clean Up Now button. It cleaned. Operation is completed. How much did it clean? How many files were deleted? One or thousands? I don't see an option for any particular internet browser. From other reviews it only cleans Internet Explorer?

Reply   |   Comment by Maureen  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)
#5

Dear GOTD team,
I am also stacked (like Jacko): I've got password requirement and no e-mail drom Filestream's (checked SPAM several times for the last two hours)...

Reply   |   Comment by tales  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#4

The only information you need to send to get registration is your e-mail address, I left the rest blank.
This was followed by a to and fro of e-mails to get the registration key.

The installation was no problem; the program then wants you to set up a large number of what appear to be automated optimisations of your computer, not something I like, nor something I am prepared to rush into and will leave until later when hopefully there will be helpful comments.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)
#3

FREE and better alternatives..

System Explorer
http://systemexplorer.net/

CCleaner
http://www.piriform.com

ACleaner
http://www.cleanersoft.com/cleaner/privacy_registry_cleaner.htm

nCleaner
http://www.nkprods.com/ncleaner/

ToolWiz Care
http://www.toolwiz.com/products/toolwiz-care/

Total PC Audit
http://totalpchealth.com/support/total-pc-audit/

BleachBit
http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/

Reply   |   Comment by Darra  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+105)
#2

Say it need a password - looks like serial number. Sent out the mail as per instruction - waiting for 20 min and still zip!
Anybody home?????

Reply   |   Comment by jacko  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)

Dear jacko,

please check your Spam folder for the Filestram's e-mail. It could be there in some cases.

Have a nice giveaway!

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#1

Would Filestream care to give us a comparison table between the Pro version and this one? There is a good review on C-Net for Winsettings Pro but nothing about this one. It would be nice to see what we'd be getting and for that matter what about an upgrade offer to the Pro version??

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+72)
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