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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 v.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,919
United States Rank #16,314
Reach 0.0317%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.13 days
859.21 days >
Average installed length: 451.45 days


8.13 4.80%
8.1.3 95.20%

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 v.8.13

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 v.?  (from Ashampoo)

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 v.8.13 is a software program developed by Ashampoo. The most common release is 8.1.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named wo8.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 45.6 MB (47,816,950 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 33% of users of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 v. come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 45.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 v.8.13

Program executable:wo8.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 8\wo8.exe
Additional files:
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe
  • defragwrapper.dll - defragwrapper
  • LiveTuner.exe - Ashampoo Live-Tuner Client
  • exit_WO8.exe
  • LiveTunerService.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WO8.exe is scheduled as a task named 'nettoyage' (runs daily at 00:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LiveTuner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ashampoo WinOptimizer Live-Tuner.
  • LiveTunerService.exe runs as a service named 'Ashampoo LiveTuner Service' (WO_LiveService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LiveTuner.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ashampoo WinOptimizer Live-Tuner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8\LiveTuner.exe" -TRAY.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WO8.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8\WO8.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0022427206%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00054708%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00169564%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:3.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0024495835%
Kernel CPU:0.00136484%
User CPU:0.00108475%
CPU cycles/sec:2,671,223

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 v.?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 8 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 8 v.8.13, 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 8 v..

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.17%
Windows XP 14.70%
Windows Vista 9.27%
Windows 10 6.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.52%
Windows 7 Professional 9.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.38% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 33.38%
  United States 22.50%
  United Kingdom 5.74%
  France 4.71%
  Australia 4.12%
  Hungary 2.65%
  Canada 2.21%
  Belgium 2.06%
  Croatia 1.91%
  Netherlands 1.76%
  Brazil 1.47%
  Austria 1.32%
  Spain 1.32%
  Italy 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.06%
Acer 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.05%
Medion 11.73%
Samsung 5.86%
Toshiba 4.32%
ASUS 3.70%
Intel 3.40%
Sahara 1.85%
American Megatrends 1.54%
Lenovo 1.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.41%
Samsung 350V5C/350V5X/350... 4.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.78%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.70%
Dell XPS 8300 2.16%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.16%

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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