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WINner Tweak

Type of Program: System Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows XP/2003/2000
Company Name: WINner Tweak Software
Version: 2.8.0
Price: $24.95
Installed Size: 1.39 Mb


The installation of WINner Tweak is easy and intuitive. You can place the program files where you want the. It also asks if you want a desktop and quick launch icons. After you finish the install and start WINner Tweak you find that you 15 days to evaluate the software. Plus then it does something that I've never seen another program do. It asks if you want to create a System Restore point. This is really good thinking on the part of the WINner Tweak people. After all it is a Tweak Utility and you are apt to make changes with it, and if you want your system restored to where it was before you can easily restore it.

WINner Tweak as you may know faces some stiff competition from other software. The 800 lb gorilla of this type of software is System Mechanic. So the big question is how does WINner Tweak stack up against System Mechanic? The first thing that is noticeable is the price difference, System Mechanic costs at least double the price of WINner Tweak. Is System Mechanic worth twice the price? The answer is NO it isn't. WINner Tweak does as much and in my mind more than System Mechanic.

Here are the features of WINner Tweak:

Disc Cleaner - increase the disk space by cleaning up unneeded temp and obsolete files.

Registry Cleaner - utility for system registry backup and cleanup.Registry Cleaner will scan your entire registry for any invalid entries and provides a list of the errors found.

Shortcut Cleaner - clean-up your PC from shortcuts pointing nowhere.

Uninstall Manager - with this utility you can remove installed software and easily manage your programs uninstallers options.

Start-Up Manager - it is the best way to handle Windows autorun programs. It provides tools to add new, view and edit, disable/enable and remove the items from Windows start-up process to optimize it in best way.

Pop-Up Blocker - gives you ability to stop Internet Explorer pop-ups and manage the list of blocked sites.

Internet Cache Analyzer - helps you protect your Internet privacy by erasing internet cache entries. Gives you extended information about each cache item. Also you can export cache entries list to text file or to Microsoft Excel.

Password Generator - it helps you to create random passwords highly secure and extremely difficult to crack. You can use optional combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and punctuation symbols.

Folder Protector (Windows XP/2003 only) -you can lock folders with password on your hard drive. You can Add/Remove protection using folder context menu and choosing "Folder Protector" option.

Folder Drive - you can create pseudo disk drive(s). Just specify folder where you want create disk drive, choose drive letter and click on the "Create Folder Drive" button.

File Shredder - securely destroys (shreds) sensitive and private files beyond recovery. Simply drag and drop files to the File Shredder . Your sensitive files will be gone for good and nobody will be able to recover your business plans, personal files, photos or confidential letters.

System Backup - creates backup of most Windows settings (Desktop settings, Color settings, Mouse and Keyboard configuration, Dial-Up configuration, Internet Explorer settings, Outlook Express accounts, etc.)

Autoshutdown - is a Windows system shutdown manager. The utility provides unattended control for a Windows PC: shutdown, restart, logoff, standby your computer based on time. Autoshutdown can automatically lock the workstation, securing your work. Also autoshutdown can run some application that you have chosen.

And believe me that is not all that WINner Tweak does, it has the most comprehensive set of tweaks that I have seen. In conclusion WINner Tweak is just GREAT! I recommend that you go download it right away try it out for a day or two then I'm sure that you will gladly buy the software.

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Reviewed by Joe Tex

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