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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,164
United States Rank #13,990
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.52 days
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Average installed length: 194.02 days


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Ashampoo Office 2012

What is Ashampoo Office 2012?  (from Ashampoo)

The new powerful and cost-efficient Ashampoo Office 2012 provides everything you need when it comes to working with documents, spreadsheets, presentations and lots more! The comprehensive Ashampoo Office 2012 contains the Ashampoo TextMaker 2012, the Ashampoo PlanMaker 2012 and Ashampoo Presentations 2012. The Ashampo...  Read more


Ashampoo Office 2012 is a software program developed by Ashampoo. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 103.25 MB (108,265,984 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 33% of users of Ashampoo Office 2012 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\documents\softmaker\bullets
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8EBB8452-274B-465D-8324-00B0832FBB02}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 103.25 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo Office 2012

  • ofres12.dll
  • presentations.exe (by SoftMaker Software GmbH) - Presentations
  • planmaker.exe (by SoftMaker Software GmbH) - PlanMaker
  • textmaker.exe - TextMaker
  • eqnedt32.exe (by Design Science) - Equation Editor for Wizard Test Maker
  • usbstick.exe
  • smash.exe - Smash
  • smw7i032.dll
  • smw7i132.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • smash.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SMASH' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Office 2012\smash.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • smash.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Office 2012\smash.exe'.

How do I remove Ashampoo Office 2012?

You can uninstall Ashampoo Office 2012 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 Office 2012, 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 Office 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.54%
Windows 10 35.15%
Windows XP 3.73%
Windows Vista 2.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.86%
Windows 8.1 13.01%
Windows 7 Professional 11.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.24%
Windows 10 Home 6.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.84% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 32.84%
  United States 27.08%
  United Kingdom 6.70%
  Canada 4.56%
  Australia 3.22%
  Italy 2.68%
  Netherlands 2.55%
  France 2.28%
  Brazil 2.01%
  Belgium 1.74%
  Austria 1.74%
  Russia 1.47%
  Hungary 1.34%
  Sweden 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.72%
Acer 21.11%
Medion 15.28%
Dell 13.61%
ASUS 10.28%
Lenovo 2.22%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Intel 0.83%
Samsung 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.72%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.36%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.36%
Hewlett-Packard CQ2925EF 1.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.89%
HP-Pavilion KJ402AA-ABA a... 1.89%

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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