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Short bio

PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a system optimizer called WinOptimizer that is marketed by Ashampoo for Windows systems.


Users my have seen these screens during the installation:

this entry in their list of installed Programs and Features:

these icons:

and this type of screens when you want to use the free version:

Type and source of infection

PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer is a system optimizer. These so-called “system optimizers” use exaggerated scan results or sometimes even intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems.

PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer is usually installed by users themselves from the website.


The website that offers WinOptimizer for download is in the domain which also promotes web push notifications.


Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer by using real-time protection.

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer


Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.NeroTuneItUp without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:

Malwarebytes -Log Details- Scan Date: 5/19/20 Scan Time: 9:01 AM Log File: 8ad9702a-999e-11ea-8d56-00ffdcc6fdfc.json -Software Information- Version: Components Version: 1.0.920 Update Package Version: 1.0.24086 License: Premium -System Information- OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: {computername}\{username} -Scan Summary- Scan Type: Threat Scan Scan Initiated By: Manual Result: Completed Objects Scanned: 232886 Threats Detected: 19 Threats Quarantined: 19 Time Elapsed: 2 min, 16 sec -Scan Options- Memory: Enabled Startup: Enabled Filesystem: Enabled Archives: Enabled Rootkits: Disabled Heuristics: Enabled PUP: Detect PUM: Detect -Scan Details- Process: 0 (No malicious items detected) Module: 1 PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\ASHAMPOO\ASHAMPOO WINOPTIMIZER FREE\WINOPTIMIZERCONTEXTHANDLER64.DLL, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , Registry Key: 16 PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\APPID\WinOptimizerContextHandler.DLL, Quarantined, 3517, 821497, 1.0.24086, , ame, PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\APPID\WinOptimizerContextHandler.DLL, Quarantined, 3517, 821497, 1.0.24086, , ame, PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{45495078-B36D-4865-A67B-45CD8742AA1B}, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{45495078-B36D-4865-A67B-45CD8742AA1B}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WinOptimizerContextHandler.Extension.1, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{87B9C42D-3317-4109-B7FC-802675ABC5DA}, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{FD165B0C-68F1-48EE-93B3-163F8595E80F}, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\INTERFACE\{FD165B0C-68F1-48EE-93B3-163F8595E80F}, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{FD165B0C-68F1-48EE-93B3-163F8595E80F}, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{87B9C42D-3317-4109-B7FC-802675ABC5DA}, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{87B9C42D-3317-4109-B7FC-802675ABC5DA}, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{4C2351D7-7CAF-4D5D-9CB8-815019A5ADB3}, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\*\SHELLEX\CONTEXTMENUHANDLERS\{4C2351D7-7CAF-4D5D-9CB8-815019A5ADB3}, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{4C2351D7-7CAF-4D5D-9CB8-815019A5ADB3}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WinOptimizerContextHandler.Extension, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, 1.0.24086, , ame, PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\APPID\WinOptimizerContextHandler.DLL, Quarantined, 3517, 821497, 1.0.24086, , ame, Registry Value: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected) Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected) Folder: 0 (No malicious items detected) File: 2 PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, C:\USERS\PUBLIC\DESKTOP\Ashampoo Deals.url, Quarantined, 3517, 821500, 1.0.24086, , ame, PUP.Optional.WinOptimizer, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\ASHAMPOO\ASHAMPOO WINOPTIMIZER FREE\WINOPTIMIZERCONTEXTHANDLER64.DLL, Quarantined, 3517, 821494, , , , Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected) WMI: 0 (No malicious items detected) (end)

Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Click the Detection History
  • Click the Allow List
  • To add an item to the Allow List, click Add.
  • Select the exclusion type Allow a file or folder and use the Select a folder button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary files or folder(s) that belong to the software.

If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.


You may see these entries in FRST logs:

(Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG -> ) C:\Program Files (x86)\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE\WO17.exe C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Ashampoo C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE.lnk C:\ProgramData\Desktop\Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE.lnk C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Ashampoo Deals.url C:\ProgramData\Desktop\Ashampoo Deals.url C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Ashampoo C:\ProgramData\Ashampoo C:\Program Files (x86)\Ashampoo Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE (HKLM-x32\...\{4209F371-8668-980C-19C9-F8698AB75135}_is1) (Version: 17.00.25 - Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG)
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Ashampoo®  WinOptimizer FREE

Optimize and accelerate your PC with ease

Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE accelerates, cleans and fixes your Windows system. It's not only a cleaner but also provides system maintenance, performance or customization utilities. Improve your security and protect your privacy in just a few clicks, also for Windows 10.

Windows 10 too slow? Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE will fix it!

Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE is the ultimate tuner and speed boost for your PC! This PC optimizer not only accelerates your PC but rids your machine of unnecessary services and processes. Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE also cleans your startup folder for quicker boot times and more disk space. It's the perfect cleanup utility to make your PC faster so that it feels like new!

Eliminate browsing traces

Internet Cleaner eliminates junk files created during web browsing or downloads. Clear browser caches for all installed browsers and delete history-related files and other objects , even across multiple user profiles! Clean your PC of junk files and reclaim disk space! Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE provides individual configuration options for Chrome, Safari, Edge, Opera and cookie processing!

More OS and hardware details

Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE comes with extensive analytical capabilities that include not only disk space usage but also system and hard disk benchmarks to determine system, processor and HDD performance. Further information on system and hardware components is also available with in-depth details on installed hard and software. Is your PC acting up? Here's where you can get to the root of the issue!

Protect your privacy

Windows is notorious for its lax data and privacy policies. Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE features two powerful modules to customize Windows and protect your privacy. AntiSpy takes care of telemetry, folder sharing, remote access and update settings while Win10 Privacy Control enables users to disable location services, cloud syncing, Cortana and many other privacy-relevant features. Not only will this help you protect your privacy but it'll also conserve precious system resources.

Delete, encrypt and recover files safely

When deleting sensitive data, it is essential that the files in question cannot be recovered. File Wiper eliminates files permanently and renders them irrecoverable, even for special data recovery tools. Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE can also split up large files, e.g. to fit them onto separate storage volumes, and recover accidentally deleted files – unless they were wiped with File Wiper, naturally!

Optimize your Windows system with Ashampoo WinOptimizer FREE and get the fast, lean and secure system you always wanted!

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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2020


Pricing and languages

Price: 0.00

Languages: Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Rumanian, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Size: 14,76 MB, 15.114 kB, 15.476.982 B

Program links

Program artwork and Ashampoo logo


Ashampoo links




Why you should join the Ashampoo affiliate program:

Commission rate 30%
30 Day Cookie Period
Returns and cancellation rate less than 2%.
20 million users & over 20 years of experience
Above average conversion rate

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Enhance and accelerate Windows PCs

Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2020 makes your Windows PC faster, leaner and more secure.

Microsoft Windows is far from perfect and lacks many settings desired by sophisticated users. Over time, Windows tends to slow down and become cluttered due to leftover files and Registry entries. Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2020 is a customizable Windows cleaner and accelerator. You decide which applications and services auto-run with Windows. This helps you free up memory and speed up startup times. Privacy protection is another focus of the program, with the ability to significantly limit telemetry and data collection, a godsend especially for Windows 10 users! Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2020 includes a total of 23 modules to boost and customize Windows systems. The program also analyzes your OS and hardware, wipes or encrypts data and helps with file recovery. User rights and power scheme management is also included. And to gauge performance, the software comes with two benchmarks. This latest edition features up-to-date cleaners and includes Internet Tuner for optimized network settings for the first time.

- Eliminate web browsing traces
- Configure privacy settings
- Defragment Windows Registry
- Manage running processes
- Optimize startup times
- Securely delete files
- Optimize internet connections
- Display detailed system information
- Track down memory hogs
- Analyze system performance

System requirements

Operating System:

Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 7


Any computer that supports the above operating systems.


Full administrative rights are required to use the program.

An Internet connection is required to activate the program. The program license is verified repeatedly at regular intervals.


Ashampoo WinOptimizer, Windows optimizer, system maintenance, system optimizer, system analysis, Windows customization, Windows configuration, registry optimizer, Internet cleaner, drive cleaner

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