Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2018 cleans, accelerates and secures your Windows system. The program takes care of maintenance issues that arise from regular Windows use. Tools such as 1-click optimization declutter hard disks, repair invalid shortcuts and delete the browsing history and cookies to save space and protect your privacy. Various modules help analyze, customize and optimize Windows systems. If needed, Windows telemetry settings can also be adjusted to limit data collection to a minimum. System maintenance tools eliminate junk files, web browsing traces and registry errors. Additional service and process management features shorten boot times and optimize Internet connection speeds. The program also comes with two modules to protect your privacy and a powerful system analysis feature for extensive details about your hard and software configuration. Sensitive data can be permanently deleted or securely encrypted with password protection. Version 2018 comes with an enhanced overview page with quick system analysis results, a link checker that detects invalid shortcuts and a hard drive benchmark tool. Furthermore, all cleaning modules have been updated for best performance and compatibility.