The all in one software offers many options to help speed up your computer and fix small issues that have been bugging the system. All these features help remove the erroneous files that are responsible for the slowing down of the system.
So, in this article, we will weigh the pros and cons of this software by YL Computing and come down to a final verdict regarding whether the use of this software is beneficial for your system or not and whether this software is worth investing your time, memory and money.
Factor 1. All features clubbed together
WinUtilities offers all the features that have been included in the software to be seen on a single screen. This makes things easy for the user as he does not have to spend unnecessary time into looking for features within the software. The various disk clean-up and other features can be looked at one go and the user can very quickly choose the particular option which can help him deal with the issue he is facing.
Factor 2: Disk Cleaner is efficient and fast
The Disk Cleaner feature offered by WinUtilities is quite efficient and fast. You can manually select the drives and respective folders where you would like to scan. After the scan is complete the number of various junk files which have been found during the scan is shown which you can clean. After cleaning the Disk cleaner’s task would be complete and your disk would have been freed of any unwanted junk files which were there occupying extra space.
Factor 3: Disk Analyzer shows a comprehensive percentage analysis of various files, folders
One of the features of WinUtilities is of analyzing a particular drive using the Disk Analyzer feature. This feature gives a detailed list of all the files/folder in the drive along with the percentage of space they are taking so that the user gets a better understanding of his memory management and take further steps to rectify it.
Factor 4: Tasks Scheduling
This is also a good feature offered by WinUtilities using which you can schedule specific tasks as per your requirements. Although this feature might not be freely available to be used in the free version of the software. However, if you are using a pro version of WinUtilities, then this feature is indeed a good way to keep your system healthy and in good shape.
Using the Scheduling feature, a user can schedule tasks like Disk Cleanup, Registry Cleanup, Disk defragmentation or History Cleanup at a specified time like after the boot-up of the system or any other timing as per the user demands.
Factor 5: 1-Click Maintenance
The 1-Click Maintenance feature also adds as a differentiating feature in making the software easy to use and helpful. Using this feature the user can accomplish various tasks just by clicking on a single option. Some of the things that are managed by this feature include cleaning all the junk files, emptying recycle bin entries, Analyze and repair any registry errors, clean Internet cookies or Internet temporary files, Analyze and defragment drives and various other features which take place one after the other in one go using the 1-Click Maintenance feature.
Factor 6: Latest Office temporary files Cleaning
WinUtilities supports the latest Microsoft Office temporary files cleaning. This ensures that the Disk Cleanup is more efficient and is also updated with the latest advancement in various other software.
Although WinUtilities offers quite a number of scattered features yet, it stands unsuccessfully in delivering a complete and comprehensive Windows Scan and other Windows Tweaking utility features. Anti-malware and other disk doctoring features are not included in the software which makes it a little less than a full shield to protect and keep your system from risks and threats.
WinUtilities Pro Version
If you are having a little trouble in accessing some of the features like task scheduling and a few other features, then you can opt for the WinUtilities Pro version. The pro version has many other features which are not included in the free version of the software like the already mentioned feature of task scheduling, recycle bin shredding etc. You can enjoy the benefits of all these features for an extension of around 1 year by spending a decent amount of around 30$.
Although WinUtilities does not include all the core scanning features but it can be considered to be a sufficiently capable software to rule out and eliminate minor threats to your system based on the prerequisite that the user knows what is wrong with his/her system. As far as the user ratings go, the software has been rated very good with around 240 five stars and 210 four stars from a total review count of close to 600 votes. Hence the software is not that bad if you believe the ratings. Although not a complete toolkit, WinUtilities is nevertheless a widely used software.