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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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United States Rank #22,623
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Ashampoo Core Tuner 1.21

What is Ashampoo Core Tuner?  (from Ashampoo)

Ashampoo Core Tuner enables you to use the full power of all your cores. For instant results you just need to select Auto-Optimize to optimize all the programs you are running or Boost to give more power to a single program. Almost all modern computers have at least two processors, which are generally referred to as “...  Read more


Ashampoo Core Tuner 1.21 is a software program developed by Ashampoo. 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. The primary executable is named ct.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 12.98 MB (13,607,134 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 35% of users of Ashampoo Core Tuner come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Core Tuner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Core Tuner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 12.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo Core Tuner 1.21

Program executable:ct.exe
Name:Ashampoo Core Tuner
Path:C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Core Tuner\ct.exe
Additional files:
  • ACTHelperService.exe - Ashampoo Core Tuner Helper Service
  • autostarter.exe - Autostart CoreTuner
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • ash_inet.dll - ash_inet
  • ash_updateMediator.exe
  • exit_ct.exe
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • ServiceStuff.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ACTHelperService.exe runs as a service named 'Ashampoo CoreTuner Helper Service' (acthelper).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ct.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ashampoo Core Tuner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Core Tuner\ct.exe" -TRAY.
  • autostarter.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ashampoo Core Tuner' which loads as C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Core Tuner\autostarter.exe.

How do I remove Ashampoo Core Tuner?

You can uninstall Ashampoo Core Tuner 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ashampoo Core Tuner 1.21, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Core Tuner.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.73%
Windows Vista 15.94%
Windows XP 13.04%
Windows 10 6.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.75%
Windows 7 Professional 10.29%
Windows 10 Home 1.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.76%
  Germany 25.32%
  United Kingdom 6.87%
  Canada 3.43%
  Austria 3.00%
  Iran 2.58%
  Australia 2.15%
  UA 1.29%
  Belgium 1.29%
  France 1.29%
  Switzerland 1.29%
  Russia 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.29%
  Czech Republic 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.30%
Dell 18.45%
Acer 14.56%
Medion 8.74%
ASUS 6.80%
American Megatrends 6.80%
Alienware 1.94%
Sahara 1.94%
Samsung 1.94%
Toshiba 1.94%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.68%
Dell Vostro 1088 1.79%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.79%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.79%
ACER ASM5630/ASM3630/VTM4... 1.79%

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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