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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,363
United States Rank #11,634
Reach 0.0916%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.74 days
287.22 days >
Average installed length: 150.91 days


11.00.70 37.87%
11.00.60 44.41%
11.00.50 7.20%
11.00.41 10.52%

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11?

WinOptimizer is marketed as a PC performance optimizer that utilizes several techniques to attempt to increase the speed of the user's PC include registry tuning (which is a practice that is often criticized by experts as producing no results) as well as hard drive scrubbing. The overall value of such PC performance optimization is questionable yet might offer some benefit depending on the overall usability of the PC.

About  (from Ashampoo)

Our WinOptimizer will do the work for you, easy, fast and efficiently. It will give you maximum performance and security and save you precious time so you can get real work done instead. We all like fast and secure computers, but only constant system maintenance and time-consuming optimizations will keep them that way....  Read more


The most common release is 11.00.60, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 wo11.exe. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 31.6 MB (33,138,774 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG
URL: www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/4506/system-software/Ashampoo-WinOptimizer-11
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 31.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11

Program executable:wo11.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 11\wo11.exe
Additional files:
  • yoursoftwaredeals.exe - Your Software Deals (Your Software Deals Setup)
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe - Update Mediator
  • defragwrapper.dll - defragwrapper
  • EXEDecrypt.exe
  • exit.exe
  • LiveTuner2.exe - Ashampoo Live-Tuner Client
  • LiveTunerService.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • WinOptimizerFW.exe
  • WO_CheckRemove.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer CheckRemove

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {423E9D33-40FB-44A8-93CA-EA5C1610A6A6}.
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {423E9D33-40FB-44A8-93CA-EA5C1610A6A6}.
Scheduled Task
  • WO11.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Defrag Hard Drive' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 10:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LiveTuner2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ashampoo WinOptimizer Live-Tuner2.
  • LiveTunerService.exe runs as a service named 'Ashampoo LiveTuner 2 Service' (WO_LiveService2).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LiveTuner2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ashampoo WinOptimizer Live-Tuner2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11\LiveTuner2.exe" -TRAY.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0161040454%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00400984%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01209420%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:1.65 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00312489%

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 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 11, 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 11.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.98%
Windows 10 47.05%
Windows Vista 2.76%
Windows XP 2.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.29%
Windows 10 Home 14.40%
Windows 8.1 13.28%
Windows 7 Professional 10.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.04%
Windows 10 Pro 7.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.17% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 51.17%
  United States 14.72%
  United Kingdom 5.69%
  Italy 3.67%
  Austria 2.44%
  Poland 2.39%
  Australia 1.81%
  Czech Republic 1.75%
  DK 1.65%
  France 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.54%
  Sweden 1.12%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Canada 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.96%
Hewlett-Packard 17.83%
Medion 16.96%
Dell 10.28%
ASUS 9.19%
Toshiba 4.49%
Lenovo 2.95%
Samsung 2.52%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Sahara 1.09%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.25%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.24%
MEDION MS-7848 4.02%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.46%
MEDION MS-7797 2.01%


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