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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,108
United States Rank #8,217
Reach 0.0601%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.37 days
188.05 days >
Average installed length: 98.81 days


14.00.05 63.85%
14.00.02 27.53%
14.00.01 3.04%
14.00.00 5.57%

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14


Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 is a software program developed by Ashampoo. The most common release is 14.00.05, 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 wo14.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 34.05 MB (35,706,694 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 37% of users of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 34.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14

Program executable:wo14.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 14\wo14.exe
Additional files:
  • ashampoo_winoptimizer_14_sm.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 (Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 Setup)
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • 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 {67EE1F56-4A9F-47B6-A05F-3C94C1E22EAE}.
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {67EE1F56-4A9F-47B6-A05F-3C94C1E22EAE}.
Scheduled Task
  • WO14.exe is scheduled as a task named 'One-Click Optimizer - Ashampoo WinOptimizer' (runs weekly on Fridays at 4:00 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LiveTuner2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
  • 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 14\LiveTuner2.exe" -TRAY.

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 14 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 14, 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 14.

Win 10 77%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 76.94%
Windows 7 21.45%
Windows Vista 0.93%
Windows XP 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.70%
Windows 10 Pro 28.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.44%
Windows 7 Professional 4.84%
Windows 8.1 2.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.56%
  Germany 32.57%
  Italy 4.65%
  Netherlands 4.65%
  United Kingdom 3.55%
  France 3.18%
  Poland 1.40%
  Austria 1.33%
  Spain 1.33%
  Russia 1.03%
  Switzerland 0.96%
  Canada 0.89%
  Sweden 0.81%
  Czech Republic 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.97%
Hewlett-Packard 18.74%
Medion 15.21%
ASUS 13.36%
Dell 10.75%
Lenovo 6.45%
Samsung 2.92%
Toshiba 2.15%
MSI 1.23%
Sahara 1.08%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.33%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 3.09%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.47%
MEDION MS-7848 2.47%
MSI MS-7817 2.47%
MEDION MS-7800 2.16%

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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