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Ashampoo WinOptimizer


Ashampoo WinOptimizer is a software program developed by Ashampoo Development. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named wo11.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 68% of users of Ashampoo WinOptimizer come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and TJ.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 11
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11\Uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer

Program executable:wo11.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 11\wo11.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer v11.0.41
  • defragwrapper.dll - defragwrapper
  • LiveTuner2.exe - Ashampoo Live-Tuner Client
  • WO_CheckRemove.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer CheckRemove
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll
  • EXEDecrypt.exe
  • exit.exe
  • LiveTunerService.exe
  • WinOptimizerFW.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {1D1F4DFB-E85F-4A0F-A02E-084CBBC40D87}.
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {423E9D33-40FB-44A8-93CA-EA5C1610A6A6}.
Scheduled Task
  • WO11.exe is scheduled as a task named 'alle module' (runs weekly on Fridays at 18:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LiveTuner2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ashampoo WinOptimizer Live-Tuner2.
  • LiveTunerService.exe runs as a service named 'Ashampoo LiveTuner 2 Service' (WO_LiveService2).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LiveTuner2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ashampoo WinOptimizer Live-Tuner2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11\LiveTuner2.exe" -TRAY.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0161040454%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00400984%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01209420%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:1.65 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00312489%

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer?

Quickly and completely remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  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.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ashampoo WinOptimizer, 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 WinOptimizer.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.06%
Windows 8 35.48%
Windows XP 3.23%
Windows Vista 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.26%
Windows 10 Pro 19.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.90%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.68%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 6.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.65% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 67.65%
  United States 11.76%
  TJ 5.88%
  UA 5.88%
  BY 2.94%
  Canada 2.94%
  Lithuania 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.00%
Acer 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Samsung 16.67%
Toshiba 4.17%
Alienware 4.17%
American Megatrends 4.17%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L650D 4.35%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 4.35%
Samsung 355V4C/356V4C/344... 4.35%
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 4.35%
MSI MS-7817 4.35%
Micro-Star MS-7529 4.35%


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