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Should I remove Download Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.26.153.2 100.00%

Download Assistant

What is Download Assistant?

Download Assistant is an adware application using Crossrider that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to what ever search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. This includes but not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- Access the HTML of all pages visited as well as capture URLs of the pages and search terms.
- In many cases can inject advertising in the form of context ads, pop-ups and pop-unders.

About  (from dppgrp)

Crossrider is a cloud-based development framework that lets you quickly and easily create cross browser extensions. The process is simple; all you need is basic knowledge of JavaScript to write one code that works across all major browsers - Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari. Our platform also includes a ton of easy ways ...  Read more
Overview
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
  • Remove Download Assistant with Reason Core Security.
Download Assistant has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Download Assistant.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\download assistant
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Download Assistant\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Download Assistant

Program executable:Download AssistantGui.exe
Name:Download Assistant
Download Assistant exe
Path:C:\Program Files\download assistant\Download AssistantGui.exe
MD5:f2553959d9bff6cd7e4fd8a5f84136fa
Additional files:
  • Download Assistant.dll - Download Assistant (Download Assistant BHO)
  • Download Assistant64.exe - Download Assistant exe
  • Download Assistant-bg.exe
  • Download AssistantGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Download Assistant Installer
  • ButtonUtil.dll
  • ButtonUtil64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Download Assistant.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Download Assistant' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110211961163} (CrossriderApp0029663).

How do I remove Download Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Download Assistant from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Download 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 Download 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 Download Assistant.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Download Assistant you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Google Chrome

USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)
 
AVERAGE INSTALL LIFESPAN
205.44
Days

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  Canada 22.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
MSI MS-7786 25.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 25.00%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 25.00%
ACER Aspire X1900 25.00%

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