Expired Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15

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  1. spaceoctopus

    spaceoctopus Level 10

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    #1 spaceoctopus, Dec 12, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
    Site of Promotion:
    http://www.chip.de/downloads/Vollversion-Ashampoo-WinOptimizer-15_126436604.html?ref=adventskalender
    Type of Event:
    • Giveaway
    Instructions:
    The activation of the software takes place comfortably during the installation: The program leads you to the manufacturer's side, where you can request a key via e-mail address.
  2. BoraMurdar

    BoraMurdar Super Moderator
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    Steps :
    1. Go to Vollversion: Ashampoo WinOptimizer 15 (Translate the page if necessary)
    2. Scroll down to the near end of the page and click Manual installation or Manuelle Installation
    3. Click on
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    4. Download and run the setup as an administrator
    5. On the next step of the setup, click GET FREE ACTIVATION KEY
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    6. It will take you to this web page where you need to enter your email address
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    7. you'll receive a confirmation mail to activate your account and receive a license key
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    8. Clicking on "CLICK HERE" will take you to the new web page showing your key
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    9. Activate your product using the above key
    10. Enjoy :)
     
  3. samit

    samit Level 8

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    clicking on get free activation key doesn't open license key request page.
    Edit: Nevermind it opened now. Thanks. :)
     
  4. hamo

    hamo Level 8

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    Go here and enter your email !!
    Ashampoo® WinOptimizer 15
    15 days left from NOW.

    Key is the same for all !
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    Note:
    1.As this promo is offering same license code for all users, you may get error such as ‘too many activation’, in that case send an email to ashampoo support.
    2. Ashampoo promos are known for some bloatware additions to PC such as desktop shortcuts, be ready to remove them from your PC.
     
  5. AtlBo

    AtlBo Level 22

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    Have an older version (WO 2012) of this which is fairly good. Has this come a long way? I'd really like to know how it compares to CCleaner I guess. Hard to imagine a cleaner could be much better than CCleaner...
     
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  6. GonzitoVir

    GonzitoVir Level 4

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    Yes, I got the "Too many activations" error message. Now I'm awaiting for Ashampoo's response.
     
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  7. GonzitoVir

    GonzitoVir Level 4

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    OK, the Ashampoo guys told me that the key only works with the installer downloaded from the Chip page.
    BTW, Emsisoft detects a "Potencially Unwanted Program" "Application.Adload (A)" in the installer.
     
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  8. KevinYu0504

    KevinYu0504 Level 3

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    After finish install , Malwarebytes detected there is a PUP inside .

    No idea what is this , i don't remember i had download or install their Driver Updater .
    and i pretty believe Malwarebytes , so i remove it .
    if there anyone also install the WinOptimizer 15 , you can remove this file by manual .
     
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  9. AtlBo

    AtlBo Level 22

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    Avast quarantined the download. Think I will try it anyway, since I have Comodo on the system. Threat is labelled Win32:pUP-gen[PUP]. Anyone else have anything on this? Details indicated it may be the url that triggered Avast rather than a file sig, but idk.

    Thanks for this. So you kept the WO15 program and just deleted the driver updater?
     
  10. Serious Noize

    Serious Noize Level 3

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    Not sure if this might be your issue or not. But when you download from CHIP, you should select "Manuelle Installation" and then from the next page "Download-Server CHIP Online" instead of Download Vollversion on the first page.

    If you select Download Vollversion it downloads the "CHIP INSTALLER", if you run that installer through Virus Total you'll see all kind of warnings using their installer.

    I always select "Manuelle Installation" & then "Download-Server CHIP Online" when downloading from CHIP, that way you get the file without the CHIP installer.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  11. AtlBo

    AtlBo Level 22

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    Flawless, thanks. Avast despised the original installer. Chose "Manuelle Installation"->"Download Server CHIP Online" and neither download nor installation were blocked. Key was accepted the first time which was great. (y)
     
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  12. GonzitoVir

    GonzitoVir Level 4

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    Hi. Yes I use to do the same "Manuelle installation", etc.
    But this time I clicked on the big blue button and a PUP was detected ;)
    Thanks!
     
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  13. KevinYu0504

    KevinYu0504 Level 3

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    Yes , and funny thing is , WO15 still work with out any issue (at least for now) ,
    after remove that file , WO15 seems not affected .

    By the way , i download the WO15 installer from official website ,
    Emsisoft do not detected anything .
     
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  14. Trickster

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    Thanks for the share , but imho it is nothing more than snakeoil , nothing better than ccleaner and windows standard tools can do.
     
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  15. GonzitoVir

    GonzitoVir Level 4

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    You were lucky! I downloaded the installer directly from Ashampoo's official site too but the key didn't work and the guys at Ashampoo told me to download the installer from Chip.de
    Cheers!
     
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  16. KevinYu0504

    KevinYu0504 Level 3

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    Wow ! than i must really lucky .

    All i did , just download the WO15 from official website ,
    and use the link which post at #4 by @hamo , register account ,
    than enter the license which also post at #4 by @hamo ,
    than the software just show me i had just active success :)
     
  17. AtlBo

    AtlBo Level 22

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    Windows cleaner is underrated for getting rid of the really huge piles of installation junk from updates :). Definitely run it once in awhile for sure...
     
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  18. Serious Noize

    Serious Noize Level 3

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    I haven't used the WinOptimizer softwares for a good while now, maybe the last time I tried it might have been version 6 or 7 or so, now it's 15.

    I would have said the exact same thing you are saying right now using the older versions.

    I must say, this software has come a long way from what it used to be.

    I wouldn't call it snake oil anymore. You don't have to use the registry cleaner or any of the cleaning aspects of the software, you can turn off what you want on them or exclude what you want, or turn those parts off altogether. It's much more now than just a registry cleaner and such.

    The main thing that impressed me the most about this version 15 is that there are several options that I myself find useful, easy tweaks, I like the game optimizing options using the live tuner, although those are things you can choose to turn on or off. I find them useful myself.

    I did have one problem with it though, I use Opera 64 Bit, and I excluded multiple cookies from the internet cleaning function of the software for cleaning OPERA cookies, it didn't exclude the ones I added.

    So perhaps the cookie cleaning part only supports 32 bit browsers. I just turned that part off. That's something to think about for anyone giving this software a try. I use CCleaner "THE NO VIRUS" version for extra cleaning and cookie cleaning, it's much easier to exclude cookies with CCleaner anyway.

    I must say, I am honestly impressed with how far this software has come since I last used it. I intend on continuing to use it, although I keep a watchful eye on what it might have flagged for deletion in the registry area before I allow any of that stuff to be deleted, so far it seems rather safe in that department for me anyway.

    There are a wealth of things you can do with this version that can replace many other programs on your PC, like the Secure File deletion, File Recovery, and I could go on and on and on. All can be added to the right click context menu if you want, or not added.

    I do like the Live Tuner and have been playing around with the option in Live tuner where you can add game file name to the "Automatic Game Mode", that actually seems to work pretty good for the games I've added to it, turns off services when loading a game, turns them back on when exiting them.

    There is an automatic clean for your browser if the live tuner is running to where it will clean what you select to clean "OR NOTHING AT ALL DEPENDING ON YOUR SETTINGS IN LIVE TUNER/AUTOMATIC" for your browser after you exit it, you can exclude cookies/history and other things, so when you run your browser, once you exit it cleans it right then.

    I just wanted to say my opinion on WinOptimizer 15, for me it's working great. No snake oil here, just ton's of options for you to decide whether to implement them or not.

    If you think this is just another registry cleaning software, your completely wrong about that, there are TON's of things you can do with this software.

    I believe Ashampoo's Winoptimizer has finally grown up after many years. I'm happy with it, and I would recommend it myself.
     
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