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Type of business Private
Type of site
software site / blog
Founded July 2011
Headquarters Penza, Russia
Founder(s) Sergey Tkachenko
Key people Sergey Tkachenko, Development Lead
Employees 1
Slogan(s) "Free, small and useful software for Windows"
Alexa rank Decrease 16,602 (January 2017)[1]

Winaero is a website hosting freeware tweaking tools for Microsoft Windows. It is operated by Russian developer, Sergey Tkachenko. The website sports 50+ freeware tools for modifying the behavior of Microsoft Windows. Notable amongst these are Skip Metro Suite [2][3] which allowed skipping the Windows 8 Start screen, booting straight to the Windows desktop and customizing the Modern UI hot corners. Other notable tools include Ribbon Disabler,[4] which allows disabling the Explorer Ribbon interface and Personalization Panel[5] which replicates the full personalization restricted by low end editions of Windows. The latest addition is Winaero Tweaker which unifies most of the tools under a single tool to modify hidden Windows settings.

The website also regularly gives tips on tweaking Windows through its blog and offers free themes, visual styles and HD wallpapers to customize Windows.

Winaero posts daily topics ranging from tweaks and tips for Windows,[6] to troubleshooting guides, to free visual styles and theme packs.[7]

Development and blogging[edit]

The developer and founder of Winaero is Sergey Tkachenko.


Winaero started in July 2011 as a simple English download page[8] for the former Russian original project by Sergey Tkachenko. Winreview later ceased to operate and Winaero became the sole focus of the developer. From August 2012, Winaero started to publish English articles on its blog.


Winaero's software utilities have been recognized by WinSuperSite,[9] Lifehacker,[10] PCWorld,[11] Engadget [12] and several other reputable news sites and blogs. A number of Winaero tools have been featured on these sites.


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