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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 291.83 days


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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015 is a software program developed by Ashampoo. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 wo2015.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 69.4 MB (72,765,975 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 71% of users of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 69.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015

Program executable:wo2015.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 2015\wo2015.exe
Additional files:
  • updateMediator.exe - Update Mediator
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • sqlite3.dll (by SQLite Development Team) - SQLite (SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine.)
  • 3DChartMu.ocx (by NEVRON) - NWinCtl Dynamic Link Library (NWinCtl.dll)
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • defragwrapper.dll - defragwrapper
  • 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
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • undelete.dll (by ALTAP) - Undelete DLL (File recovery library. http://www.altap.cz)
  • WinOpimizer2015.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll
  • 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 {1D1F4DFB-E85F-4A0F-A02E-084CBBC40D87}.
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {1D1F4DFB-E85F-4A0F-A02E-084CBBC40D87}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WO2015.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Aufgabe2' (runs weekly on Sundays at 15:00).
  • 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.

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

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  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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 2015.

Win 10 64%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 63.56%
Windows 7 32.00%
Windows Vista 2.67%
Windows XP 1.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 35.27%
Windows 10 Pro 18.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.86%
Windows 7 Professional 8.26%
Windows 8.1 8.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.91% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 70.91%
  United States 9.32%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  Austria 2.27%
  United Kingdom 2.27%
  Italy 1.82%
  Switzerland 1.59%
  Australia 0.91%
  Czech Republic 0.91%
  France 0.91%
  Poland 0.91%
  Canada 0.45%
  DK 0.45%
  Finland 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 20.63%
Acer 19.28%
Hewlett-Packard 17.49%
Dell 11.21%
ASUS 7.17%
Lenovo 5.83%
Samsung 3.59%
Toshiba 3.59%
Sahara 2.24%
MSI 1.35%
Common models
MEDION MS-7848 4.46%
ASUS All Series 3.18%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C65... 3.18%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.91%
Acer Aspire M5810 1.91%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.91%

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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