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Should I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free v.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,086
United States Rank #9,398
Reach 0.0757%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.46 days
485.64 days >
Average installed length: 255.17 days


1.0.0 100.00%

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free v.1.0.0

What is Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free 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, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is wofree.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 39.4 MB (41,308,955 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 Free\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 39.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free v.1.0.0

Program executable:wofree.exe
Name:Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo winoptimizer free\wofree.exe
Additional files:
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe
  • VisualStyler.exe - VisualStyler
  • WOFreeFW.exe - File Wiper (WO6)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WOFree.exe is scheduled as a task named 'defrag D' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 04:00).
Startup File (User Run)
  • VisualStyler.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Visual Styler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free\VisualStyler.exe" -TRAY.

How do I remove Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free v.?

You can uninstall Ashampoo WinOptimizer Free 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 Free v.1.0.0, 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 Free v..

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.30%
Windows 10 19.69%
Windows XP 10.18%
Windows Vista 6.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.13%
Windows 7 Professional 9.52%
Windows 8.1 5.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.94%
  Germany 23.95%
  United Kingdom 5.69%
  Italy 5.38%
  Russia 3.16%
  Netherlands 3.09%
  Poland 2.60%
  Canada 2.04%
  Austria 1.98%
  Hungary 1.98%
  Australia 1.92%
  Sweden 1.67%
  Brazil 1.30%
  Czech Republic 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.43%
Acer 22.10%
Dell 16.67%
ASUS 7.61%
Samsung 5.07%
Medion 4.83%
Lenovo 4.47%
Toshiba 4.47%
American Megatrends 1.81%
Sahara 1.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.12%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.52%
ASUS All Series 3.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.31%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.11%

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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