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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced?  (from Ashampoo)

WinOptimizer 2010 is a set of tools designed to optimize the Windows. With the reliability of 11 years of experience, Ashampoo's WinOptimizer series makes Windows maintenance fast and easy - and it works for Windows XP, Vista (32/64bit) just as well as it does for the new Windows 7 (32/64bit). The One-click Optimizer d...  Read more


Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced is a program developed by Ashampoo. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is WO2010adv.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 30.91 MB (32,409,836 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 25% of users of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 30.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced

Program executable:WO2010adv.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010
Path:C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced\WO2010adv.exe
Additional files:
  • WO2010adv.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010
  • WO2010advFW.exe - File Wiper (WO2010)
  • defragwrapper.dll
  • undelete.dll (by ALTAP) - Undelete DLL (File recovery library. http://www.altap.cz)
  • ContextHandler.dll
  • DeleteUserData.exe
  • EXEDecrypt.exe
  • exit_WO2010adv.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • ash_inet.dll - ash_inet
  • ash_updateMediator.exe
  • DfSdkS.exe (by mst software GmbH, Germany) - mst Defrag SDK (mst Defrag SDK Service)
  • DfSdkS32.exe (by mst software GmbH, Germany)
  • Free Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced.docx
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • rmchart.dll (by Rainer Morgen) - RMChart (Charting tool based on GDI+)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextHandler.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {FEAFEDCC-D6E2-4813-944D-6D3C79EFB71D}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WO2010adv.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB662948-9317-4E83-848D-D8CE893AED2F}' (runs on registration).
  • DfSdkS32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BE2364E4-D984-4134-BBFC-9246B3B5EE9F}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • DfSdkS32.exe runs as a service named 'DfSdkS' (DfSdkS) "Defragmentation-Service".
  • DfSdkS.exe runs as a service named 'DfSdkS' (DfSdkS) "Defragmentation-Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • DfSdkS32.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'mst Defrag SDK Service' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9\DfSdkS.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002954870%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010524%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019025%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,009,569
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:12.19 KB
435.61 KB average
Memory:4.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0202142381%
Kernel CPU:0.00599274%
User CPU:0.01422149%

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced 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 2010 Advanced, 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 2010 Advanced.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.68%
Windows XP 20.75%
Windows Vista 11.62%
Windows 10 9.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.08%
Windows 7 Professional 10.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.92%
Windows 8 Pro 2.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.19%
  Germany 21.43%
  United Kingdom 11.65%
  Belgium 7.14%
  Brazil 3.38%
  Czech Republic 3.38%
  Italy 3.01%
  Hungary 2.63%
  Austria 1.50%
  Egypt 1.50%
  France 1.50%
  Greece 1.50%
  Australia 1.13%
  Croatia 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.00%
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 12.80%
American Megatrends 6.40%
ASUS 4.80%
Medion 3.20%
Lenovo 3.20%
Toshiba 3.20%
Intel 1.60%
Sahara 1.60%
Samsung 1.60%
Common models
Acer Aspire 7520 2.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.80%
Acer Aspire 7736 1.87%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.87%

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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