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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013 v.1.0.0

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013 v.?

This is a PC optimization program that is supposed to increase the speed of computer.

About  (from Ashampoo)

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013, like its predecessors, will stand for modern technology, efficiency, security and intuitive handling. It analyzes the health status of your hard disk drives and can therefore identify possible problems at an early stage, before your valuable data are lost due to a hard disk failure. The impr...  Read more


Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013 v.1.0.0 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). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. 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 wo2013.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 27.58 MB (28,916,615 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 45% of users of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013 v. come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\System Utilities\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013\
Uninstaller: "C:\System Utilities\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 27.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013 v.1.0.0

Program executable:wo2013.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9
Path:C:\system utilities\ashampoo winoptimizer 2013\wo2013.exe
Additional files:
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • defragwrapper.dll - defragwrapper
  • WO_CheckRemove.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 CheckRemove
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • updateMediator.exe - Update Mediator
  • 03 Lizenzschlüssel WinOptimizer 2012.docx
  • 3DChartMu.ocx (by NEVRON) - NWinCtl Dynamic Link Library (NWinCtl.dll)
  • Ashampoo_nLang3_Editor.exe
  • ashampoo_winoptimizer_2012_8.1.4_10229.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012 (Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2012 Setup)
  • ashampoo_winoptimizer_2013_1.0.0_12399.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013 (Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013 Setup)
  • DfSdkS.exe (by mst software GmbH, Germany) - mst Defrag SDK (mst Defrag SDK Service)
  • DfSdkS64.exe (by mst software GmbH, Germany)
  • EXEDecrypt.exe
  • exit.exe
  • exit_WO2012.exe
  • exit_WO7.exe
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • rmchart.dll (by Rainer Morgen) - RMChart (Charting tool based on GDI+)
  • sqlite3.dll
  • undelete.dll (by ALTAP) - Undelete DLL (File recovery library. http://www.altap.cz)
  • unins001.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll
  • WinOptimizerFW.exe
  • WO2012.exe
  • WO7.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 7

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {45495078-B36D-4865-A67B-45CD8742AA1B}.
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {30ACF426-6AEC-434A-B08A-B985C11D991C}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • WO2012.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Automatische Optimierung' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 13:00).
  • WO2013.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Defrag' (runs weekly on Fridays at 12:00 AM).
  • DfSdkS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BE2364E4-D984-4134-BBFC-9246B3B5EE9F}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • DfSdkS.exe runs as a service named 'DfSdkS' (DfSdkS) "Defragmentation-Service".
  • DfSdkS64.exe runs as a service named 'DfSdkS' (DfSdkS) "Defragmentation-Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • DfSdkS.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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WO2013.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013\WO2013.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013 v.?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2013 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 2013 v.1.0.0, 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 2013 v..

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.52%
Windows 10 18.57%
Windows XP 9.83%
Windows Vista 7.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.26%
Windows 7 Professional 10.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.77%
Windows 8.1 5.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.72% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 44.72%
  United States 12.55%
  Italy 4.35%
  DK 3.28%
  Belgium 2.90%
  United Kingdom 2.79%
  Austria 2.71%
  Poland 2.21%
  France 1.95%
  Netherlands 1.68%
  Sweden 1.60%
  MA 1.41%
  Czech Republic 1.34%
  Hungary 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.88%
Hewlett-Packard 18.79%
Medion 17.18%
Dell 13.11%
ASUS 7.29%
Toshiba 3.09%
Intel 2.73%
Sahara 2.24%
Samsung 2.24%
American Megatrends 2.03%
Lenovo 1.54%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.43%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.93%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.78%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%
MEDION MS-7797 2.47%

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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