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9% remove it91% keep it
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Desktop Assistant

What is Desktop Assistant?  (from 2nd Story Software)

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Desktop Assistant is a program developed by 2nd Story Software. 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 software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 956.63 KB (979,584 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.taxact.com/products/dassistant_overview.asp
Help link: www.taxact.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\2nd Story Software\Desktop Assistant
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\2NDSTO~1\DESKTO~1\undsktp.exe C:\Program Files1\2NDSTO~1\DESKTO~1\Install.log
Estimated size: 956.63 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Desktop Assistant

  • Dsktop.exe - Desktop Assistant
  • undsktp.EXE
  • Unwise.exe
  • Unwise32.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Dsktop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4DBE07E-2FD2-47A7-B5B7-87CD71518101}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Desktop Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Desktop Assistant from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Desktop Assistant 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Desktop Assistant, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Desktop Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 8%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows XP 12.00%
Windows 8 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.00%
Windows 10 Home 8.00%
Windows 7 Professional N 8.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.11%
Hewlett-Packard 36.84%
Toshiba 5.26%
Intel 5.26%
ASUS 5.26%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 5.00%
nVidia MCP79 5.00%
HP-Pavilion FK477AV-ABA a... 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard p6720f 5.00%
HP Pro 3500 Series 5.00%
HP G60 Notebook PC 5.00%

About (from 2nd Story Software, Inc.)

2nd Story Software specializes in tax preparation software and Web-based services.
Publisher URL: www.taxact.com


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