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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,165
United States Rank #26,409
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Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.2 100.00%

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Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3

What is Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3?  (from Ashampoo)

Boost up your computer's performance. When was the last time you defragmented your hard drive? Can't quite remember? Then join the ranks of many users that shy away from the time-consuming defragmentation of their hard disks. Over time, hard drives get fragmented due to half-hearted maintenance, resulting in a signific...  Read more

Overview

Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3 is a program developed by Ashampoo. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is magicaldefrag3.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 12.65 MB (13,268,312 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 31% of users of Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 12.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3

Program executable:magicaldefrag3.exe
Name:Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo magical defrag 3\magicaldefrag3.exe
MD5:7c86496260e8bba3303c98a08528705f
Additional files:
  • defragcom.dll - Ashampoo Magical Defrag Com Interface
  • defragservice.exe - Ashampoo Magical Defrag Service
  • defragtaskbar.exe - Ashampoo Magical Defrag Taskbar
  • ashampoo_magical_defrag_3_3.0.2_sm.exe - Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3 (Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3 Setup)
  • defragmonitorservice.exe
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • defragactivitymonitor.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • defragservice.exe runs as a service named 'Ashampoo Defrag Service' (Ashampoo Defrag Service) "Defragments the hard disk in the background.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • defragtaskbar.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Ashampoo Magical Defrag Taskbar' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3\defragtaskbar.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • defragtaskbar.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DefragTaskBar' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3\defragtaskbar.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

defragservice.exe
Memory:133.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006408172%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031474%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032607%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,342,126
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:13
70 average
I/O reads/min:85.53 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:85.93 KB
105.02 KB average
defragtaskbar.exe
Memory:2.3 MB
Total CPU:0.0000340634%
Kernel CPU:0.00001703%
User CPU:0.00001703%
CPU cycles/sec:1,743,487
Switches/sec:55
I/O reads/min:74 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
defragmonitorservice.exe
Memory:2.71 MB
Total CPU:0.0003288021%
Kernel CPU:0.00013256%
User CPU:0.00019624%
Switches/sec:5

How do I remove Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3?

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
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  2. When you find the program Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.34%
Windows 8 12.77%
Windows XP 8.51%
Windows Vista 6.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.43%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.72% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 30.72%
  United States 24.84%
  United Kingdom 13.73%
  Australia 3.92%
  Austria 3.27%
  Belgium 3.27%
  France 2.61%
  Canada 1.96%
  Ireland 1.96%
  Spain 1.31%
  Hungary 1.31%
  India 1.31%
  Italy 1.31%
  Poland 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.27%
Hewlett-Packard 23.38%
Dell 10.39%
GIGABYTE 7.79%
Intel 7.79%
Medion 7.79%
ASUS 6.49%
American Megatrends 5.19%
Toshiba 3.90%
Common models
FUJITSU SIEMENS MS-7293VP 2.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.06%
Hewlett-Packard CQ2740EA 2.06%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.06%

About Ashampoo

Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG is a computer software company based in Oldenburg, Germany. They are best known for Ashampoo Burning Studio and Ashampoo WinOptimizer.
Publisher URL: www.ashampoo.com

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