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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,790
United States Rank #8,740
Reach 0.0817%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.33 days
186.87 days >
Average installed length: 98.18 days


12.00.40 91.06%
12.00.39 8.94%

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016


Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016 is a software program developed by Ashampoo. The most common release is 12.00.40, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 wo2016.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 28.44 MB (29,825,569 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 48% of users of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016 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:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 28.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016

Program executable:wo2016.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 2016\wo2016.exe
Additional files:
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll
  • defragwrapper.dll - defragwrapper
  • EXEDecrypt.exe
  • exit.exe
  • 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 {2F9C43F9-C2E7-46E6-BAA9-86280BAD2C2A}.
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {2F9C43F9-C2E7-46E6-BAA9-86280BAD2C2A}.
Scheduled Task
  • WO2016.exe is scheduled as a task named 'One-Click Optimizer WO12' (runs weekly on Fridays at 16:00).

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2016 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 2016, 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 2016.

Win 10 76%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 75.85%
Windows 7 21.60%
Windows XP 1.43%
Windows Vista 1.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 46.38%
Windows 10 Pro 21.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.25%
Windows 7 Professional 5.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.06%
Windows 8.1 3.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.97% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 47.97%
  United States 25.65%
  Italy 7.23%
  Poland 2.82%
  Netherlands 2.15%
  United Kingdom 1.75%
  Switzerland 1.36%
  Austria 1.24%
  France 0.96%
  Russia 0.90%
  Japan 0.79%
  Spain 0.79%
  Australia 0.51%
  Canada 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 21.42%
Acer 19.50%
Hewlett-Packard 17.93%
Dell 10.26%
ASUS 9.58%
Lenovo 6.65%
Samsung 2.48%
Toshiba 2.48%
Sahara 1.35%
Intel 1.01%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.18%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.50%
Dell Inspiron 660s 2.93%
MEDION MS-7800 2.93%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.70%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 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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