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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012 v.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,108
United States Rank #10,762
Reach 0.0987%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.04 days
768.27 days >
Average installed length: 403.67 days


8.1.4 100.00%

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012 v.8.1.4

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012 v.?

This is a PC optimization program that is supposed to increase the speed of computer by removing invalid entries the computer's registry. The trial version will perform a scan and identify issues while the user will need to unlock the software for a yearly auto-renewing subscription charge.

About  (from Ashampoo)

Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free is out now and available for free. With the reliability of 11 years of experience, Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free makes Windows maintenance fast and easy. It keeps your Windows computer running as fast and smoothly as on the first day you bought it. In addition to efficient Windows maintenance y...  Read more


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). The main program executable is wo2012.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 54.42 MB (57,066,385 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 54.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012 v.8.1.4

Program executable:wo2012.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 2012\wo2012.exe
Additional files:
  • ashampoo_winoptimizer_2012_8.1.4_12323.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012 (Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012 Setup)
  • yoursoftwaredeals.exe - Your Software Deals (Your Software Deals Setup)
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe
  • defragwrapper.dll - defragwrapper
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WO2012.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Automatische Optimierung' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 13:00).

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012 v.?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012 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 2012 v.8.1.4, 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 2012 v..

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.89%
Windows XP 11.09%
Windows 10 10.37%
Windows Vista 7.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.92%
Windows 7 Professional 11.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.17%
Windows 8 Pro 2.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.34% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 39.34%
  United States 16.16%
  MA 5.76%
  Italy 3.54%
  United Kingdom 3.13%
  DZ 2.88%
  Belgium 2.63%
  Australia 1.77%
  TN 1.72%
  Brazil 1.67%
  Austria 1.62%
  France 1.31%
  Poland 1.21%
  Spain 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.13%
Dell 16.28%
Acer 15.41%
Medion 13.18%
ASUS 5.52%
Toshiba 4.75%
Samsung 3.68%
American Megatrends 2.23%
Sahara 2.23%
Intel 1.65%
Lenovo 1.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.02%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.26%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.07%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.87%

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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