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WinUtilities Pro 15.21 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — WinUtilities Pro 15.21

A bundle of important registry, disk, and other system utilities for your PC.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 151 (88%) 21 (12%) 57 comments

WinUtilities Pro 15.21 was available as a giveaway on April 25, 2018!

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Privacy Protector for Windows 10 helps to cope with privacy problems.

WinUtilities Pro is a bundle of important registry, disk, and other system utilities for your PC. Easy to use and effective, WinUtilities Pro is the best solution to improve your PC's performance.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

YL Computing

Homepage:

http://www.pcclean.io/winutilities-pro/

File Size:

6.18 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#25

Yesterday I downloaded the file AND registered it...
Opening the program today it states that I am in the trial period and I have to register or buy the program.

Help!!

Reply   |   Comment by R.  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

R., try running the program as Admin, which is what I just did to double-check that it is still registered and works. Hope this helps ~

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Installed fine and works great finally a true Giveaway complete with A FULL LIFETIME Registration

Reply   |   Comment by DBpvr  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#23

After reading all these comments which has more potential backlash in my computer, I guess I let this one pass. Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Eman  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#22

No trouble at all in downloading, installing, and registering. I also downloaded and installed the update without any problems. Nice! Thanks very much, GAOTD and YL Computing!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#21

After installation you are immediately prompted to update to latest revision (15.22). When you do, the program is no longer registered. The read me clearly stipulates "no upgrades to future revisions", but 15.22 is NOT a future revision. It is the present revision. 15.21 is an OLD version This giveaway is NOT a true giveaway, but essentially a way for this dishonest company to sell you the latest revision.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Silvan  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Edit: tried the update to 15.22 again and this time it WAS registered. My apologies to developer for any misunderstanding.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Silvan  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Paul Silvan, I think you are not taking into account that giveaways are arranged and installers and often licenses are generated significantly before the actual giveaway date. That means sometimes the developer has released a new minor version update between the installer was sent to the giveawayoftheday team and the giveaway taking place, it's not intended as a scam but just a coincidence and often, like today, where the giveaway bundles installer does not have giveawayoftheday specific licence key hashing seed the giveaway key also works with the current minor version update available on their website.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

I get a win utilities failed code 8235 referral returned from server. Help!

Reply   |   Comment by adrian  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#19

Installed fine on XP-PRO-SP3, updating from v.15 which I used for a while - a good program!.
Thank you very much!
When starting it offers to update to 15.22
(actually says "upgrade", which might suggest 'not free'? - is it a free update?).
Should I udate? what is the difference from 15.21?

Reply   |   Comment by Eldad  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#18

I just saw that photo from WinUtilities Pro; STATUS with 16 programs that can be used to clean up the PC, for others completely useless. Too much is too much.

And a date, 2013-12-10, which can be an example, but still .... do you really need those programs?

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#17

Download dont work!

Reply   |   Comment by Melvin  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#16

Big Col - is cc cleaner an imitation of the temp file and registry cleaning software, ccleaner? (www,ccleaner.com) ?

Reply   |   Comment by walt  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#15

Pros v cons between this and Wise Care 365? I'm currently using Wise Care 365 and really like it's Common Cleaner and Privacy Protector features. Does this have something similar?

Reply   |   Comment by KK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

Someone asked or the changelog, it's at www.pcclean.io/winutilities-pro/version-history/

Reply   |   Comment by temp10min  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#13

Some nice tools. But I have ver 15.00 and cannot find release notes to inform about what's changed between 15.00 and 15.21. I don't willy nilly update software just because there's an update available (apart from virus protection etc). Very unprofessional to not provide release notes.

Reply   |   Comment by abe hanna  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

abe hanna, I found them here: http://www.pcclean.io/winutilities-pro/version-history/. For a little more detail: http://www.pcclean.io/category/winutilities-version-history/.

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

abe hanna, you can check this page for version history http://www.pcclean.io/category/winutilities-version-history/

Reply   |   Comment by senzai6293  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#12

I love WinUtilities but never use the cleanup tools... ever... especially duplicate file finder or registry cleaner. I depend on the file shredder a lot! It has been many years since I have had this program and the reminder to install it is appreciated.

So lifetime license? As in forever upgrades?

Reply   |   Comment by MtnVision  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#11

I installed this a few weeks ago this was version 15.20 i checked today and it said there was an update which i installed, this took my older version up to 15.22 todays version is 15.21, I would have thought today's would have been at least 15.22, no big deal though, it's a good programe though for a noob like me!

Reply   |   Comment by Max Corrigan  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#10

I have been using this program for years and it's never let me down. Removes junk files safely, and does a lot more besides. I was delighted to see it offered again on this site as my previous version had expired and I was unable to update it without paying a fee. (Just a heads up, this version has no free updates, so you will either have to buy a new version or wait for it to be featured here again.). Installation & registration on Win 10 64bit was a breeze although you do have to reboot. I normally don't like programs like this but WinUtilities & CC Cleaner are must haves for me. Highly recommended.

Reply   |   Comment by Big Col  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#9

Good program. I especially liked the Dr. Folder program this company provided a short while ago.
Whilst visiting the GOTD site. I noticed an ad featuring Martin Lewis (moneysavingexpert).
You may be aware that Martin Lewis is suing Facebook because of ads alleging endorsement of certain products.
MARTIN LEWIS DOES NOT DO ADS !

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

John: Bit baffled why anyone sees ads on their computers nowadays. I can't remember the last time I did. What with free defenses such as NoScript, Adblock Plus, uBlock Origin and a host of others, there's no reason why someone's computer should be open to the planting of ads by all and sundry. I can't, however, speak for Facebook and Twitter monetized users, because they're in an exploitative world of their own making, nor for those who may complain about privacy violations but still use Google and Bing as search engines.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

MikeR:
So you block ALL ads from ALL sites ?
I don't find the ads on the GOTD site intrusive, and I do have Adblock Plus on my computer, but I am very selective of which sites I use it on. A lot of FREE sites like GOTD depend on income from ads and if people continually block all ads.....the free sites will gradually disappear.
I only commented on that particular ad as only a couple of days ago Martin Lewis proclaimed on TV News......I DON'T DO ADS!
That's all I'm going to say on this matter.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#8

Downloaded and installed on an i7 Win 8.1 laptop. Installation and registration went as expected.
I allowed the download of 15.22 update. However that install didn't finish completely. It stopped, leaving a taskbar icon (icon is a small gold cardboard box w/ a blue card sticking out). When I click on the icon it does nothing, hovering over it says it is a setup window, my only option appears to be right clicking and "close window". Which does not close the window when selected. Task manager identifies this as Setup/Uninstall (32 bit). If I try restarting WU, it again offers to download the update. Next I'll try killing the process and/or rebooting if needed. But before I go...

I have been wondering about a potential problem for a while and hope others have too. We know GAOTD has been very good about making sure the programs it offers are clean. But what about programs that offer an immediate update, one that may not be as safe (I am not calling out YL Computing, they been trustworthy as far as I can recall them). However beside backing up, running malware tools (which might not stop code brought in as an update) has anyone given much thought to a plan to preventing this from biting us in the butt ?

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

BobbyA, Funny you should mention that! I have been meaning to UNinstall the Start Menu utility offered here about three weeks ago (Start Menu 8 Pro) -- because almost every bloody day, up pops an ad offering to upgrade FREE -- when what will change is that suddenly you start getting ADS -- other ads than just that one.

I consider that a dirty trick for a GOTD, and as soon as I have a moment, I will uninstall the original. There are several other free Start Menu utilities, many of them free. Like Start Menu X -- which I just installed OVER the Start Menu 8 -- and I hope I see that back of that.

I mean, the sheer "noive" of it!

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Tranmontane, I see that THIS programme is immediately offering an update....

Does that then invalidate this version? Is THAT the idea?

We're always told not to allow updates to GOTD programmes, sometimes weeks or months later, as it will knock you right back to square one with the original.

Anyone know if this is a legit offer today -- or should we follow the usual advice??

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Tranmontane, As others have mentioned the WinU update that came right after install did not break it.
Note: After killing the hung update install (via task mgr), rerunning it allowed the update to run again properly.

Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Tranmontane, Thankfully todays giveaway is a bare installer, no wrapper and is in fact the same installer that the vendor offered from its website when this version was current. So even if the update invalidated the license it would have been no big issue to uninstall the updated version and re-install the giveaway... which is why I accepted the update without a second thought. But the minor update continued to used the saved license information entered in the giveaway build. SO for today with THIS giveaway the minor update currently offered is included in this giveaways license conditions. It will be a matter of personal risk taking if one wants to try installing any future update of this and chance that if the license does get invalidated that you'll be able to re-install 15.22 from the saved installer and the license be re-instated.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tranmontane, this one may be an exception but in general, the majority of GA's offered here are made so that the license will only work for the version that is offered, not a newer or different one. What happens then is simply the license being invalidated or unrecognized. But there are some GA's that allow for minor updates in a certain amount of time until that period expires and then you either have to stick with the latest version the period granted or use the free one or if it completely expires, uninstall. Not the case this time, you can update to the newer version just fine without worrying. Also, this time it's the same license key like the one for v15.00 given away in July last year here on GOTD, so you get the idea. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by senzai6293  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

No. No, I won't put this on my machine. A collection of "utilities" that are just for the most part (if not all) already built in to Windows. With the addition of some "Registry tools" that could seriously damage your machine if not used correctly. Way back in the day I used programs like this and spent many hours undoing the damage done by the vast majority of them. Then I wised up and LEARNED how to do what this does. Simple actually, and with the bonus of not tanking my machine. I urge you to do the same. Its not hard and you have the added bonus of KNOWING how YOUR machine works.

YL's website offers no help in describing why this should be installed. Vague promises of a speedier machine. Stock photo's of "their" people/business. No ultimate physical address except for US office location. Seems iffy to me. I'm almost positive this is a Chinese company but just TRY to find out. Now, that wouldn't automatically be a deal breaker for me but why the vagueness ?

Modern day snake oil imho. You want a speedier machine? Delete your cookies (built in to Windows and all browsers), Defrag your HDD (built in to Windows), Clean up your HDD (built in to Windows), delete unused programs (built in to Windows), turn off unnecessary/unwanted start up items (built in to Windows). If those don't help, buy more RAM and/or a newer faster HDD preferably a SSD. You cannot make a Volkswagen into a Porsche just by tuning it you know.

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Alan,
I would say Revo Uninstaller Pro is better than the built in uninstaller for so many reasons beside that agree on everything else.

Reply   |   Comment by Wipeout  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Alan, Well said, I agree all the way, with a couple of clarifications (not disagreements):
Defragging is done automatically in modern Windows (also disc checking) and no manual intervention is necessary.
Third party uninstallers will do a better job. This is not the fault of Windows, but of the program developers that provide incomplete uninstallers.
There are also free cleaners, like CCleaner, that supplement the one built in. But cleaning alone will only create some temporary space, not speed up the computer.

And yes, leave the registry (and services, and drivers) alone.

Reply   |   Comment by tomcat  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Alan,
Domain look up for their site ylcomputing.com which redirects to pcclean.io

Registrant Name: WU YANLIN
Registrant Organization: WU YANLIN
Registrant Street: HAN LIN MING YUAN 6 DONG 705
Registrant City: SUI NING
Registrant State/Province: SI CHUAN
Registrant Postal Code: 629000
Registrant Country: CN

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

tomcat, While it is true that modern windows schedule automatic defragmenting and generally speaking the NTFS file system is self correcting in event of app crash or windows crash mid activity but windows built in defragmenting is VERY basic and simplistic in operation. It does not inteligently move infrequently used files or unimportant non-time critical files to the slow end of magnetic media and does not always place loading time critical files at the faster first 10% of the magnetic media drive surface that is not only a faster bit rate but also requires less track steps per megabyte than at regions further in the surface.

Also technically if temporary or junk files are consuming part of the faster 10% of the magnetic drive surface then removing those temporary or junk files so that faster portion of the drives surface is available for other activities within windows or application *CAN* produce a measurable increase in operational speed of any given system. Since windows defragmenter will try and move fragmented files from slower portions of the drive into the faster portion of the drive If free space is available there.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

TK, Am in the process of testing the defragmenting and drive optimisation function of this program on one of my vista laptops drives whose partition is 1.1TB and while it has moved alot of idle or not recently accessed files away from the start of the drive it has moved masses of unfragmented rarely used files that were placed at the end of the drive to the middle of the platter which is NOT desirable or in anyway optimal positioning for me... and it is taking AGES because it is shunting around half a terabyte of files to fit its sub-optimal idea of an optimsed layout! I don't think it would be wise for me to let this try and "optimise" the positions of any of my system drives as it is not going to speed anything used regularly up. I'll stick with hand optimising with defraggler moving archives like these installers to the end of the drive and letting windows scheduled defrager handle optimising the windows system files.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#6

Had an older giveaway copy on my system. This installed right over it and remained a lifetime license without requiring entering the code or restarting. Thumbs up for a trivially simple update process.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray Eason  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Ray Eason, Same with me. I install this utility every time it is offered as a giveaway and every time it re-registers me with a lifetime license automatically. I run this utility every day a 4 a.m. and it keeps my computer running smoothly. (And it's an old desktop computer.) Thank you Win for offering this as a giveaway every year or so.

Reply   |   Comment by seagrape  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Ray Eason, if the license is lifetime and update is a simple process, so what is the reason for installing it again?

Reply   |   Comment by Wald  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Wald, because the operating system is continually changing, and so the goal of "clean" and "optimal" also keeps changing?

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#5

I downloaded and installed it, registered it, restarted it, it said there was an update for it so I downloaded and installed the update it then asked me to restart the computer which I did, and it was all successful, So all in all this installed, registered, and updated without any problems,
Works Great Thank you GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#4

I downloaded and got noting but a list of tweets and css files that aren't accessible. I clicked the link sent in email from GOTD. I had this years ago when it was version 5. something and it was really good. One of the files wanted to install the tweets?

Reply   |   Comment by TxsChef  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#3

Are we allowed updates and technical support ? Already asking to update

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Campbell  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I'm being asked the same thing!

Reply   |   Comment by Dee  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Mark Campbell,
I did the update and after a reboot it reports "licensed to Giveawayoftheday - Lifetime license"
So all looks good.

Reply   |   Comment by Fritz  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Fritz, Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Campbell  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

Is this a full functioning program or does it have many grayed out areas?

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

George,
YES !

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry Mahony  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-30)
#1

I've been using this application for months

It actually speeds up the computer dramatically

Great application I recommend it

Reply   |   Comment by fares  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-64)

fares, huehuehue. I guess there is barely anyone taking your word for it. The only thing that dramatically speeds up anything is buying a new computer with better hardware. Otherwise we would still run on Pentium I with 256 MB RAM and a copy of WinUtilities, which would cost 5000$ per PC.

Reply   |   Comment by senzai6293  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

fares, By dramatically, do you mean your PC boots up in 1:58 minutes instead of 2:00 minutes.

Reply   |   Comment by jj juice  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

I guess everyone is an expert :) A PC that's clogged up can certainly do with a good spring clean, and it will certainly speed it up if it was pretty badly gummed up in the first place. Extremely low Disk Space can cause dramatic slowdowns and freezes. Severe Fragmentation can also have an impact. A Disk Clean and thorough Defrag will certainly help. Utilities like this do have a place.

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

fares, Unless you're an expert, just be very careful with miraculous applets like this one. If you really want to speed up your computer, first take a look at your hardware. At least add more and faster RAM and replace your HDD by an SSD. Just be sure that you get an state-of-the-art SSD. Search and read a lot before deciding which brand and model.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

fares, Only way to speed up a PC dramatically is to replace a single core MB with 4,6,7 or 8 cores and a minimum of 16GB dual channel memory and a large SSD drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Jylius  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Jylius, err to do all that would also involve changing the motherboard and operating system to support those technologies too... so practically you mean BUY a new computer?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, ....mean BUY a new computer?...with an SSD.

Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Hadrianus, if you'd need that specified then lets make it accurate, with a Fast SSD and all the performance spec you want to squeeze into your computer as you can buy new laptops with sloooooow 32G or 64G SSD's and 2G RAM on a 64bit WIndows 10 operating system with a slow Intel Atom processor that struggles to single task and cannot be upgraded in any meaningful way. I thought all that was a given and didn't need saying but guess I was wrong huh?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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