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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 299.35 days
585.46 days >
Average installed length: 307.62 days


4.5.4 100.00%

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4?

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.


When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 26.92 MB (28,228,622 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 26.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4

  • VisualStyler.exe - VisualStyler
  • ash_inet.dll - ash_inet
  • ash_defrag.dll
  • ash_updateMediator.exe
  • ContextHandler.dll
  • EXEDecrypt.exe
  • kill_wo4.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • WO4.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextHandler.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {B83DE149-CEFA-5D3A-82DB-A22864B1E3A9}.

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4?

Quickly and completely remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4, 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 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 10%
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.00%
Windows Vista 30.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.77% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 30.77%
  United States 30.77%
  United Kingdom 15.38%
  Egypt 7.69%
  Hungary 7.69%
  YE 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 44.44%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
ASUS 11.11%
Packard Bell 11.11%
Common models
Packard Bell BV iPower X8... 11.11%
Packard Bell oneTwo L5351 11.11%
HP-Pavilion GN553AA-ABA m... 11.11%
HP-Pavilion GG652AA-ABD a... 11.11%
HP Compaq 2510p Notebook ... 11.11%
Gigabyte M61PME-S2P 11.11%

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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