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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 FREE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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4.5.4 12.50%
4.5.3 45.00%
4.5.1 42.50%

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 FREE

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 FREE?

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)

Although Microsoft Windows always becomes more advanced, the need for effective and reliable maintenance is greater than ever. If you don't clean and declutter your computer regularly, large quantities of digital garbage accumulate and slow down your system. Also error messages can become more frequent.

With the...  Read more


The most common release is 4.5.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 18.32 MB (19,207,879 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: 18.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 FREE

  • 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 FREE?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 FREE 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 4 FREE, 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 4 FREE.

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win Vista 3%
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.50%
Windows Vista 32.50%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.64%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.13%
Windows 7 Starter 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.45% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 70.45%
  United States 11.36%
  Austria 4.55%
  Finland 2.27%
  Philippines 2.27%
  Netherlands 2.27%
  United Arab Emirates 2.27%
  Hungary 2.27%
  United Kingdom 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.03%
Medion 22.58%
Hewlett-Packard 16.13%
American Megatrends 12.90%
Dell 6.45%
Toshiba 3.23%
Sahara 3.23%
Intel 3.23%
ASUS 3.23%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5735 6.90%
Acer Aspire 5730 3.45%
Acer AOD255 3.45%
PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote ... 3.45%
MSI MS-7309 3.45%

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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