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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6.50

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer?

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 17 files and is usually about 20.06 MB (21,036,339 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 20.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6.50

  • WO6.exe - Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6
  • VisualStyler.exe - VisualStyler
  • WO6FW.exe - File Wiper (WO6)
  • defragwrapper.dll
  • undelete.dll (by ALTAP) - Undelete DLL (File recovery library. http://www.altap.cz)
  • ashampoo_nLang_Editor.exe
  • ContextHandler.dll
  • DeleteUserData.exe
  • EXEDecrypt.exe
  • exit_WO6.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextHandler.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {6E282BDA-5AAA-4EBF-82B3-DD21C3671189}.

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer 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 6.50, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win XP 10%
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.77%
Windows Vista 19.23%
Windows 10 15.38%
Windows XP 9.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.80%
Windows 10 Pro 5.88%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.77%
  Germany 27.69%
  Iran 6.15%
  United Kingdom 6.15%
  France 3.08%
  Austria 3.08%
  Spain 3.08%
  Italy 3.08%
  Saudi Arabia 3.08%
  Belgium 1.54%
  Switzerland 1.54%
  Australia 1.54%
  PF 1.54%
  Indonesia 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.44%
Hewlett-Packard 19.44%
Medion 13.89%
ASUS 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
American Megatrends 8.33%
MSI 2.78%
Apple 2.78%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L300D 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B7... 2.50%
TOSHIBA Qosmio G50 2.50%
Sony VPCEH1S1E 2.50%
Sony VGN-CR353_W 2.50%

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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