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Should I remove Ashampoo Registry Cleaner v.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,461
United States Rank #16,607
Reach 0.0338%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.44 days
455.34 days >
Average installed length: 239.24 days


1.0.0 100.00%

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Ashampoo Registry Cleaner v.1.00

What is Ashampoo Registry Cleaner v.?

Ashampoo Registry Cleaner is a utility designed to optimize PC performance by allowing the user to prevent various processes from running on startup. Ashampoo Registry Cleaner includes a Windows registry repair utility designed to fix potentially damaged registry entries by scanning for entries that point to
various files that are no longer active on the PC. The necessity and usefulness of registry cleaners is a controversial topic, with experts in
disagreement over their benefits.

About  (from Ashampoo)

Do you remember how trouble-free and fast your new PC was?
Regain some of that performance by updating the Windows® registry with the Ashampoo Registry Cleaner. With the Ashampoo Registry Cleaner you will easily and safely delete redundant or damaged registry entries. Faulty links in the registry are also repaired. ...  Read more


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). 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 main program executable is registrycleaner.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 26.23 MB (27,503,383 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Registry Cleaner\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Registry Cleaner\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 26.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo Registry Cleaner v.1.00

Program executable:registrycleaner.exe
Name:Ashampoo Registry Cleaner
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo registry cleaner\registrycleaner.exe
Additional files:
  • ashampoo_registry_cleaner_1.00_9607.exe - Ashampoo Registry Cleaner (Ashampoo Registry Cleaner Setup)
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe
  • exit_RC.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RegistryCleaner.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_RegistryCleaner_2~PMAHSAoopmahsA1~ARGORPC'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • RegistryCleaner.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Registry Cleaner\RegistryCleaner.exe'.

How do I remove Ashampoo Registry Cleaner v.?

You can uninstall Ashampoo Registry Cleaner v. 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 Registry Cleaner v.1.00, 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 Registry Cleaner v..

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.32%
Windows 10 15.47%
Windows XP 10.06%
Windows Vista 6.01%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.67%
Windows 7 Professional 12.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.89%
Windows 10 Home 3.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.89% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 36.89%
  United States 21.08%
  United Kingdom 4.84%
  Italy 4.42%
  Hungary 4.27%
  Austria 2.56%
  Belgium 1.85%
  Sweden 1.85%
  Spain 1.85%
  Poland 1.85%
  Australia 1.71%
  Canada 1.71%
  France 1.57%
  Russia 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.09%
Hewlett-Packard 20.35%
Medion 12.79%
Dell 12.21%
ASUS 6.69%
Intel 4.07%
American Megatrends 2.91%
Samsung 2.03%
Toshiba 1.74%
Lenovo 1.74%
Sahara 1.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.68%
Acer Aspire M5800/M3800 4.55%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.41%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.84%
MEDION MS-7728 2.84%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.84%

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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