The Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG is a company based in Oldenburg medium-sized company that develops and sells software products worldwide through the Internet. The company was founded in 1999 by Rolf Hilchner, Ashampoo - in addition to the responsibility for finance managing director Heinz- Wilhelm Bogena - headed until early 2012. With Sebastian Schwarz and Jens Klibingat two new managing director took the succession Hilchners and Bogenas.


The most important main products are the Windows Optimization Software Ashampoo WinOptimizer, the burning program Ashampoo Burning Studio as well as the photo software Ashampoo Photo Commander and the screen capture program Ashampoo Snap, currently for the operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and with the exception are available from WinOptimizer on Windows 8.

More software products, the company offers, among others, in the areas of fuel, security, multimedia, Office, CAD and design software and tools & utilities.


According to the company, the number of registered customers is about 16 million and software installations at about 160 million ( December 2012).


A free use of the software is possible without registration up to 10 days. If there is insufficient test period, this can be extended up to 30 days for a free registration. In return, however, the user is then in regular and relatively short intervals the company newsletter with special offers or new announcements. This newsletter can be canceled directly from the newsletter out at any time on the Website or.

On April 19, 2011, the Company announced that address data Ashampoo users such as name and email address have been stolen in a hacker attack.