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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 v.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,494
United States Rank #35,603
Reach 0.0046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 116.54 days
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Average installed length: 551.00 days


10.02.00 100.00%

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 v.10.2.0

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 v.?

This is a PC optimization program that is supposed to increase the speed of computer. The trial version will perform a scan and identify issues while the user will need to unlock the software for a yearly auto-renewing subscription charge.

About  (from Ashampoo)

Microsoft Windows may have got more advanced but the need for effective maintenance is greater than ever. If you don’t houseclean your computer system regularly the digital garbage that collects over time makes it slower and can even cause inexplicable errors – usually when you need them least.

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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 main program executable is wo10.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 21 files.

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 WinOptimizer 10\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10\unins000.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 v.10.2.0

Program executable:wo10.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10
Signed by:Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 10\wo10.exe
Additional files:
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe - Update Mediator
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {546F2717-67F4-43BB-A7CF-5522C404678F}.
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {546F2717-67F4-43BB-A7CF-5522C404678F}.
Scheduled Task
  • WO10.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinOptimizer10 DEFRAG' (runs daily at 11:00 AM).

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 v.?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 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 WinOptimizer 10 v.10.2.0, 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 WinOptimizer 10 v..

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.64%
Windows 10 29.67%
Windows XP 5.49%
Windows Vista 2.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.89%
Windows 8.1 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.96%
  Germany 11.34%
  Netherlands 8.25%
  Australia 5.15%
  United Kingdom 5.15%
  Belgium 4.12%
  Brazil 4.12%
  Austria 3.09%
  France 3.09%
  Italy 3.09%
  Canada 2.06%
  Czech Republic 2.06%
  Poland 2.06%
  Estonia 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.79%
Acer 26.79%
Dell 12.50%
American Megatrends 12.50%
ASUS 7.14%
Samsung 7.14%
Common models
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 2.94%
Samsung 300E5EV/300E4EV/2... 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L740 1.47%
Sony VPCF13UFX 1.47%
Sony VGN-SR19VN 1.47%
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 1.47%


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