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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 v.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #38,882
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 336.54 days
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Average installed length: 516.18 days


9.4.0 100.00%

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 v.9.4.0

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 v.?

Ashampoo WinOptimizer is registry cleaner utility whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. Ashampoo WinOptimizer automates the process of looking for invalid entries, missing file references or broken links within the registry and resolving or removing them. The necessity and usefulness of registry cleaners is a controversial topic, with experts in disagreement over their benefits.

About  (from Ashampoo)

With numerous powerful and up-to-date tools, Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 provides efficient Windows maintenance. Users can also easily customize their computer system according to their needs. Thanks to its improved handling and a clearly structured all-in-one user interface with descriptions of all functions, new as well ...  Read more


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). 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 wo9.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 2.15 MB (2,254,148 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/3606/System_Utilities/Ashampoo-WinOptimizer-Free
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9\unins000.exe" /SILENT
Estimated size: 2.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 v.9.4.0

Program executable:wo9.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 9\wo9.exe
Additional files:
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe
  • defragwrapper.dll - defragwrapper
  • LiveTuner.exe - Ashampoo Live-Tuner Client
  • WO_CheckRemove.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 CheckRemove
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll
  • EXEDecrypt.exe
  • exit_WO9.exe
  • LiveTunerService.exe
  • WinOptimizerFW.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {546F2717-67F4-43BB-A7CF-5522C404678F}.
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {06C31FAD-436B-46EF-839F-964754F0F905}.
Scheduled Task
  • WO9.exe is scheduled as a task named 'citilica' (runs weekly on Sundays at 11:00).
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 9\LiveTuner.exe" -TRAY.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000394490%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000477%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003468%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:200,780
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 v.?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 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 9 v.9.4.0, 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 9 v..

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.38%
Windows Vista 7.22%
Windows XP 7.22%
Windows 10 6.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.62%
Windows 7 Professional 13.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.19%
Windows 8.1 2.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.36%
  Germany 22.43%
  Hungary 8.41%
  United Kingdom 6.54%
  Brazil 3.74%
  Belgium 2.80%
  Australia 2.80%
  BG 2.80%
  Finland 1.87%
  Mexico 1.87%
  Argentina 1.87%
  Portugal 1.87%
  Spain 1.87%
  Iran 1.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.07%
Dell 18.52%
Acer 12.96%
ASUS 11.11%
Toshiba 9.26%
American Megatrends 7.41%
Medion 3.70%
MSI 1.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.74%
Unknow Unknow 1.37%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 1.37%

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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