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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 v.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,766
United States Rank #11,383
Reach 0.1092%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.97 days
972.47 days >
Average installed length: 510.96 days


9.04.31 100.00%

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 v.9.04.31

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)

Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free is out now and available for free. With the reliability of 11 years of experience, Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free makes Windows maintenance fast and easy. It keeps your Windows computer running as fast and smoothly as on the first day you bought it. In addition to efficient Windows maintenance y...  Read more


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is wo9.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 30.13 MB (31,595,192 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
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: 30.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 v.9.04.31

Program executable:wo9.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer 9\wo9.exe
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 is registry cleaner whose purported purpose is to remove redundant items from the Windows registry. Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 automates the process of looking for invalid entries, missing file references or broken...
Additional files:
  • ashampoo_winoptimizer_9_e9.04.31_sm.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 (Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 Setup)
  • ashampoo_winoptimizer_9_e9.4.0_sm.exe
  • 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
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler32.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {06C31FAD-436B-46EF-839F-964754F0F905}.
  • WinOptimizerContextHandler64.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.
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.

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.9.04.31, 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 10 47%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 47.36%
Windows 7 42.81%
Windows XP 6.49%
Windows Vista 3.20%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 28.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.84%
Windows 7 Professional 8.18%
Windows 10 Home 7.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.42% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 44.42%
  United States 13.48%
  United Kingdom 5.39%
  Italy 4.79%
  Netherlands 4.37%
  Austria 3.30%
  Belgium 2.79%
  France 2.79%
  Brazil 2.60%
  Spain 1.67%
  Hungary 1.44%
  Australia 1.39%
  Poland 1.30%
  Canada 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 61.13%
Acer 8.53%
Dell 8.24%
Hewlett-Packard 6.94%
ASUS 4.12%
American Megatrends 1.73%
Samsung 1.59%
Intel 0.94%
Lenovo 0.79%
Toshiba 0.65%
Common models
MEDION MS-7848 21.85%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 12.28%
MEDION X782X 3.54%
Medion Akoya E7227 2.29%
MEDION MS-7857 2.08%
Medion E6234 2.08%

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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