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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,441
United States Rank #8,222
Reach 0.0256%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.34 days
259.81 days >
Average installed length: 136.51 days


15.00.05 77.62%
15.00.04 1.58%
15.00.03 0.40%
15.00.02 11.68%
15.00.01 2.77%
15.00.00 5.94%

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15


Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 is a software program developed by Ashampoo. The most common release is 15.00.05, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 wo15.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 58.88 MB (61,742,384 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 70% of users of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 58.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15

Program executable:wo15.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 15\wo15.exe
Additional files:
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 (Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 Explorer Contextmenu)
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet 3 FiXED
  • defragwrapper.dll - defragwrapper
  • EXEDecrypt.exe
  • exit.exe
  • LiveTunerService.exe
  • SetupDownloader.exe - SetupDownloader
  • 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 {3163CF25-12AF-4C8E-AE1B-01192AD2CD88}.
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {3163CF25-12AF-4C8E-AE1B-01192AD2CD88}.
Scheduled Task
  • WO15.exe is scheduled as a task named 'One-Click Optimizer - Ashampoo WinOptimizer' (runs weekly on Fridays at 04:00 PM).
  • LiveTunerService.exe runs as a service named 'Ashampoo LiveTuner 2 Service' (WO_LiveService2).

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 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 15, 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 15.

Win 10 78%
Win 7 (SP1) 22%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 78.02%
Windows 7 21.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 43.17%
Windows 10 Pro 27.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.12%
Windows 7 Professional 7.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.74%
Windows 8.1 3.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.52%
  Germany 12.92%
  Netherlands 5.20%
  United Kingdom 2.67%
  France 2.25%
  Italy 1.97%
  Austria 1.26%
  Singapore 0.70%
  Spain 0.56%
  Greece 0.42%
  Norway 0.28%
  United Arab Emirates 0.14%
  Australia 0.14%
  Belgium 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.34%
Acer 19.50%
Medion 17.73%
Dell 14.18%
ASUS 10.99%
Lenovo 6.03%
Toshiba 4.26%
Intel 0.71%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.04%
MEDION MS-7848 3.37%
HP HP Notebook 2.81%
Dell XPS 8500 2.25%
HP HP ENVY Notebook 2.25%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.25%

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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