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Should I remove Ashampoo Core Tuner 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,932
United States Rank #41,207
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.71 days
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Average installed length: 259.07 days


2.0.1 100.00%

Ashampoo Core Tuner 2 2.0.1

What is Ashampoo Core Tuner 2?  (from Ashampoo)

Ashampoo Core Tuner 2 enables you to use the complete power of your processor in the best possible way, while it hardly uses up any resources itself thanks to driver technology. The optimization of single processes can take place fully-automatic or manually. Furthermore, the new Live Tuner accelerates the start of new ...  Read more


Ashampoo Core Tuner 2 2.0.1 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 programs's main executable is act2.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 23.09 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 25.3 MB (26,527,427 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 35% of users of Ashampoo Core Tuner 2 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG
URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Core Tuner 2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Core Tuner 2\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 25.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo Core Tuner 2 2.0.1

Program executable:act2.exe
Ashampoo Core Tuner 2 Client
Signed by:Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo core tuner 2\act2.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe
  • ACT2ProcessMonitor32.sys
  • ACT2ProcessMonitor64.sys
  • ACT2Service.exe
  • exit_ACT2.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ACT2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ashampoo Core Tuner 2.
  • ACT2Service.exe runs as a service named 'ACT2_Service' (ACT2_Service) "Manages and provides all functions and thus the technical base for Ashampoo Core Tuner 2.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ACT2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ashampoo Core Tuner 2' which loads as C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Core Tuner 2\ACT2.exe -TRAY.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:23.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005194679%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026150%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00025797%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,193,636
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:8.54 KB
435.61 KB average
Memory:5.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0002827716%
Kernel CPU:0.00016862%
User CPU:0.00011415%
CPU cycles/sec:1,476,984
I/O reads/min:220 Bytes

How do I remove Ashampoo Core Tuner 2?

You can uninstall Ashampoo Core Tuner 2 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 2 2.0.1, 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 2.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.85%
Windows 10 25.61%
Windows XP 7.32%
Windows Vista 1.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.39%
Windows 7 Professional 13.41%
Windows 10 Pro 9.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.32%
Windows 8.1 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.78% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 34.78%
  United States 23.91%
  United Kingdom 5.43%
  Austria 3.26%
  Argentina 2.17%
  Canada 2.17%
  Czech Republic 2.17%
  Spain 2.17%
  France 2.17%
  Iran 2.17%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Russia 2.17%
  Venezuela 2.17%
  Australia 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.56%
Dell 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
American Megatrends 11.11%
ASUS 5.56%
Intel 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Compaq 2.78%
Common models
MSI MS-7680 3.92%
Sony VPCY210FL 1.96%
Samsung R530/R730/P530 ... 1.96%
Packard Bell IPOWER I9600... 1.96%


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