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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 26 makes Windows PCs faster, cleaner and more discreet. The system analysis at launch time provides numerous options to optimize and clean your operating system right from the start page. The built-in cleaner modules have now become genuine classics and rid your machine of even more web browsing traces, temporary files and leftover files from software uninstallations.
The cleaners in version 26 are record-breaking both in speed and thoroughness. Auto-Clean, Live-Tuner and Game-Booster keep your system clean and ensure that programs launch faster and games run more smoothly. For a condensed but always up-to-date system overview, WinOptimizer comes with data-rich dashboards that also act as quick shortcuts to essential modules.
The tweaking module allows for individual Windows customization and features all the latest tweaks also for Windows 11. WinOptimizer 26 comes with Privacy Traces Cleaner to hunt down and eliminate privacy-related data, and a new question-based tuning assistant for custom system optimization.
The popular 1-Click Optimizer now bundles four modules for superior cleaning results and, as a first, the program now relies on Windows Notification Center for smooth and unobtrusive status updates.
Finally, performance and information presentation has been improved across all 30 WinOptimizer modules and new features have been added.
Speed up, optimize, and clean your PC with great ease!
Windows is great–but there's always room for improvement. That's where Ashampoo WinOptimizer 26 comes in! Because, over time, operating systems tend to slow down, become unstable and clutter up. Important settings are also either missing or hidden deep within the system. And then there's the constant privacy intrusion built into Windows and euphemistically dubbed "telemetry". WinOptimizer 26 puts a stop to this, fast, easy and effectively! It whips your PC back into shape and makes it feel like new again. Let WinOptimizer clean, optimize and protect your machine and enjoy a fast, lean and secure Windows PC with intact privacy, permanently!
- Find and delete sensitive data with Privacy Traces Cleaner
- Individually tailored Windows optimization with Tuning Assistant
- One-click optimization with four powerful cleaners
- System analysis with more in-depth information and visual clarity
- Super-fast cleaners with new search algorithms
- Windows Notification Center based program notifications
- Drive Cleaner with custom file filters
- Improved browser handling in Internet Cleaner
- Cleaners with support for browser profiles
- Uninstall Windows apps with UnInstall Manager 2
- UnInstall Manager 2 with new look & feel
- Process manager with tree view
- Review SVHOST-based processes
- Create and print modern-looking reports
- SSD wizard with new handling and more details
With the new and extended in-depth cleaning, the hunt for junk files enters a new phase–and privacy and display issues are also easily fixable now! Get rid of old Windows versions, Windows update backups, and Windows usage statistics. Fix display issues in your games by emptying the DirectX shader cache, and speed up your slow Windows Explorer by clearing the preview cache. You'll also regain loads of hard disk space in the process.
Best-in-class multi-browser cookie management
Enhance Your privacy with Innovative cross-browser cookie management: Take control of your online privacy
Despite their usefulness and added comfort, internet cookies have become something of a privacy nightmare recently. The innovative cookie manager will help you safely manage your cookies across all of your browsers! Separate the wheat from the chaff and preserve login sessions while eliminating cookies that invade your privacy. Use wildcard characters to instantly mark entire domains as safe–your settings will apply to all of your browsers and can be exported and imported for easy transfer across devices.
First-rate but second-row features
Over 30 Top-notch modules for every purpose - Beyond cleaners and optimization
Aside from cleaners and optimizers, WinOptimizer also offers modules that other companies would rather sell you as separate applications. This includes Process Manager for a better look at what is running on your PC, and Privacy Manager for better privacy protection. These are joined by Icon Saver, to bring more order to your desktop, and File Wiper, to permanently erase sensitive data. In total, WinOptimizer features over thirty cutting-edge tools that cover the whole spectrum of system cleaning, tuning, and optimization!
Next-gen privacy protection with Privacy Traces Cleaner
Find and delete sensitive data
Whether you use Windows apps, games, or office suites, all applications leave behind traces that may compromise your privacy (and security). Privacy Traces Cleaner features specially designed search algorithms that scan files, folders, and the Windows Registry for such traces and eliminate them–after your review and confirmation, of course! There's a built-in Registry backup feature for added safety, whitelisting for individual exceptions, and multi-user support so you can clean all user profiles in one go.
See what's happening on your machine
Essential information neatly arranged right off the bat
The newly designed system analysis tells you everything you need to know at a glance. Aside from the CPU load speedometer, you now also get a first-hand look at disk usage and privacy-related information, courtesy of our new Privacy Traces Cleaner! Increase the size of the program window for even more valuable system details, like number of irrelevant files, services, and Registry entries, or the amount of potentially reclaimable disk space. The system analysis will tell you what you need to know!
More tuning through dialog
Effortlessly optimize your windows with the Tuning Assistant - Unleash maximum performance and privacy!
Windows auto-optimization has been an integral part of WinOptimizer for the longest time. Time to take care of the rest! The Tuning Assistant will ask you few simple questions with far-reaching consequences. Each response will bring you closer to a faster, more discreet, and more secure Windows machine–all while having a casual conversation with our software. Disable unnecessary background services, optimize security settings, and customize Windows for better performance and privacy, risk-free!
Windows Notification Center integration
Native notifications with essential details even when the program is minimized
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 26 makes full use of the system-wide Windows Notification Center to provide you with valuable updates. You will be notified when time-consuming analyses are complete, even when the program is minimized. Let One Click Optimizer, File Wiper, Disk Doctor and others do their jobs in the background while you're doing something else. You'll be notified as soon as they're done, no more need to watch the progress bars. Naturally, time and frequency of the notifications is fully customizable.
New cleaners with more power and efficiency
Four-way cleaning of unnecessary files
Our popular cleaners now includes Privacy Traces Cleaner for four-way cleaning action! Junk files, web browsing traces, invalid Registry items, and now privacy-sensitive data are now on the chopping block! Whether Drive Cleaner or Internet Cleaner, results appear almost instantaneously and detection rates are off the charts, while custom file filters help you to adjust and extend the range of supported file types. Naturally, our cleaners are meticulously tailored to all modern Windows versions and browsers.
New features in manager modules
Cleaner uninstalls and more information when it matters!
UnInstall Manager 2 now also processes, and uninstalls, Windows apps. A new look & feel, smart filters, and additional helpers make removing applications even easier and safer. Process Manager features a new and optional tree structure view for better clarity and also displays SVHOST-based processes. SSD Wizard provides additional info that helps to prolong the lifespan of your drives and to enhance their performance. Finally, reports across the modules now feature a modern design that greatly enhances their utility!
- Operating System: Windows® 11, Windows® 10, Windows® 7
- Requirements: Any device that supports the operating systems listed above. Systems with ARM processors are not supported.
- Other: Screen resolution 1280x768 (Recommended: 1920x1080 )
- Full administrative rights are required to use the program.
An Internet connection is required to activate the program. The program license is verified repeatedly at regular intervals.
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Download was simple and easy…and the product works perfectly, no complains, thanks Eksoftware
Didn't want to add to my monthly bills so buying this software outright was a no brainer for me. I just replaced my Dell laptop that had MS Office on it from years ago. The operating platform on my laptop was so old I kept getting screen shots that MS would no longer support the operating system. Also including the MS Office on my laptop. Bought a new laptop and purchased this MS Home & Student software. I use Word and Excel regularly and am experiencing a learning curve. No problem. It's bought and paid for and I have plenty of time to figure out this newer software. Very happy with my purchase!
All the important functions of Microsoft Office and no subscription.
The download work seamlessly. No surprises.
Been using Office for years and still love it!
Got a new laptop and needed Word and Excel. This version fits my needs. A bit expensive though. But, all in all A-ok.
I finally buckled down and bought this for three reasons:
1.) I don't want to deal with never-ending subscriptions, of course. I want to OWN something if i pay for it.
2.) The spell/grammar check in microsoft word is, imo, the best out there. I've tried SO many alternative word processors, all the free ones you can think of. None of the spell-check features lived up to what microsoft word's is capable of (again, imo). I highly value Word for its spell-check, because i'm usually writing stories, scripts/dialogue for small games and projects in the software. and
3.) Before now, I would occasionally use the free microsoft word that you can access through web, but i wanted something I could use even if I didn't have internet access or something.
I didn’t want to pay for monthly subscription for MS product although I knew I’d probably get the constant new updates if I were to do so. But I wasn’t a business owner or some high-level instructor that would need all the fancy dandy MS programs. I literally needed MS word, excel, and perhaps PowerPoint. And works perfect for me
Been using Office for decades. This is an upgrade from 2019 version. So far so good. Haven't encountered problems. I need this as I often work in environments where there is no internet connection so 365 simply won't work for me.
In today's world of subscription based software it is nice to still have the option to "own" your software. This was the cheapest place to buy this version of Office and I had no issues with email delivery or activation of the product key!
Perfect for home use.
Purchased this to replace my aging version of Office. Found Eksoftware had as good a price as any other I found. Purchased the download, and it was practically automatic from there. Just had to confirm the download and allow the install. Everything else was self-populating and automatic. Overall a pleasant experience.
I was using an old version of Office on an old Dell laptop. Now have a new Dell laptop with Windows 11 and needed stand-alone versions of Excel and Word, don't care about saving files to the cloud. Installation was quick and easy. I recommend preparing for purchase and installation by 1) setting up a Microsoft Account in advance, 2) using the same email address for Eksoftware and the Microsoft Account, and 3) uninstalling any previous versions of Office that are present on the receiving computer. After buying the product I received an email within 5 minutes of so with a link to the Microsoft website. I signed into my Microsoft Account, my purchase was verified automatically, then downloaded and installed the program. About 20 minutes from purchase to installation with no issues.
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Was able to purchase Microsoft Word 2021 for PC at a very reasonable price. Was very easy to install and works great. When I downloaded the 64bit instead of the 32bit, Joe in support was very helpful and fixed the issue including installing the 32bit for me.
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What's the difference between Office 365 and Office 2019?
You get the premium Office software with the Office 365 subscription plans: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (Publisher and Access are only available on a PC). Office 365 can be enabled across various devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad ®, and iPhone ®. Office 365 also comes with services such as 1 TB OneDrive room, 60 Skype minutes a month and support for Microsoft chat and phone. You get the new versions of the software with a subscription, and also receive updates as they happen. Learn more about Office 365.
Office 2019 is a one-time purchase that includes classic PC or Mac applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and does not contain any of the features that come with an Office 365 subscription. One-time purchases do not have an upgrade option, which means you would need to buy it at full price if you intend to upgrade to the next major update.
How do I know my PC or Mac can run Office?
By viewing the requirements, you can verify if your computer will support your Office version.
Will Office be identical on a PC, a Mac, and a mobile device?
No. Office applications are designed to better function on each system and platform. The Office applications and version numbers available to Mac users can vary from those available to PC users.
Can people with an earlier version of Office open documents I created using Office 365 or Office 2019?
Office 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, Office 2013, Office 2010, Office 2007, Office for Mac 2011 and Office for Mac 2008 applications can open your documents without further intervention. Customers using earlier Office versions would need to download and install a compatibility pack.
Is Internet access required for Office?
Internet access is required for downloading and enabling all the new Office suites releases and all Office 365 subscription plans. Internet access is also required for Office 365 plans to control your subscription account, e.g. to install Office on other PCs or to change billing options. Internet access for documents stored on OneDrive is also required, unless you install OneDrive desktop app.To keep your Office edition up-to-date and benefit from automatic updates, you should also connect to the Internet regularly. When you do not connect to the Internet at least every 31 days, your applications will go into reduced functionality mode, which means you can access or print your documents, but you will not be able to update or build new documents. Simplify reactivating your Office software by reconnecting the Internet.
To use the Office software, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you don't need to be linked to the Internet because the programs are completely installed on your computer.
What is the maximum number of Office licenses I can activate using the same Microsoft account?
Users can activate 1 Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscription, and up to 25 Office Home & Student 2019, Office Home & Business 2019, and Office Professional 2019 licenses.