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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?
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United States Rank #14,614
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.22 days
625.96 days >
Average installed length: 328.89 days


10.02.05 100.00%

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 v.10.2.5

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)

Like any other machine, computers require maintenance at regular intervals to ensure smooth operation. Relying on built-in facilities alone, though possible, is a daunting task that requires intricate knowledge as well as constant efforts to keep up to speed with technical developments. Don't let background tasks take ...  Read more


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named wo10.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 40.49 MB (42,460,609 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/4206/System_Utilities/Ashampoo-WinOptimizer-10
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"
Estimated size: 40.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 v.10.2.5

Program executable:wo10.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10
Path:C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10\wo10.exe
Additional files:
  • ashampoo_winoptimizer_10_e10.2.5_sm.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 (Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 Setup)
  • yoursoftwaredeals.exe - Your Software Deals (Your Software Deals Setup)
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe - Update Mediator
  • defragwrapper.dll - defragwrapper
  • LiveTuner.exe - Ashampoo Live-Tuner Client
  • WO_CheckRemove.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 CheckRemove
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll
  • EXEDecrypt.exe
  • exit.exe
  • 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 {06C31FAD-436B-46EF-839F-964754F0F905}.
Scheduled Task
  • WO10.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinOptimizer10 DEFRAG' (runs daily at 11:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LiveTuner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ashampoo WinOptimizer Live-Tuner.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LiveTuner.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ashampoo WinOptimizer Live-Tuner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Alan\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10\LiveTuner.exe" -TRAY.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0274080710%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01551025%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01189782%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.48 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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.10.2.5, 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 Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.86%
Windows 10 26.96%
Windows XP 6.58%
Windows Vista 3.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.88%
Windows 7 Professional 10.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.00%
Windows 8.1 5.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.17% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 30.17%
  United States 22.78%
  United Kingdom 4.68%
  Italy 3.69%
  Poland 3.57%
  Australia 3.20%
  Belgium 2.59%
  Sweden 2.34%
  France 2.09%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Brazil 1.85%
  Russia 1.60%
  Austria 1.35%
  Hungary 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.72%
Hewlett-Packard 19.81%
Dell 16.71%
ASUS 10.50%
Medion 7.16%
Toshiba 3.34%
American Megatrends 3.10%
Intel 2.39%
Lenovo 2.39%
Samsung 1.91%
Sony 1.19%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.17%
ASUS All Series 2.71%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.71%
Dell XPS 8500 2.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 NoteBook ... 2.26%

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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