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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 v.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 426.81 days


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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 v.10.1.0


Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 v.10.1.0 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. 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. The setup package generally installs about 19 files. 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 WinOptimizer 10 v. come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

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.10.1.0

Program executable:wo10.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 10\wo10.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • LiveTunerService.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • WinOptimizerFW.exe

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.
  • LiveTunerService.exe runs as a service named 'Ashampoo LiveTuner Service' (WO_LiveService).
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\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10\LiveTuner.exe" -TRAY.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0021934396%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00029864%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00189480%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:3.44 MB
Total CPU:0.0005947580%
Kernel CPU:0.00035418%
User CPU:0.00024058%

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.10.1.0, 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) 62%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.11%
Windows 10 25.81%
Windows Vista 6.85%
Windows XP 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.96%
Windows 7 Professional 8.98%
Windows 8.1 5.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.31%
Windows 8 Pro 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.91% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 32.91%
  United States 16.24%
  Italy 8.55%
  United Kingdom 5.13%
  Poland 4.70%
  Belgium 3.42%
  Australia 2.56%
  Canada 2.56%
  Norway 2.14%
  Netherlands 2.14%
  Brazil 1.71%
  France 1.28%
  Israel 1.28%
  Czech Republic 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.35%
Acer 21.83%
Dell 11.27%
Lenovo 8.45%
ASUS 7.75%
Medion 6.34%
Samsung 4.93%
Toshiba 3.52%
Intel 2.11%
Sahara 1.41%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-771 3.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.28%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.46%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.46%
Acer Aspire MC605 2.46%
Gateway DX4850 1.64%

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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