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Microsoft EFS Assistant


Microsoft EFS Assistant is a program developed by Microsoft. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The setup package is about 899 KB (920,576 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Microsoft EFS Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft efs assistant
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{93C545C0-0E66-4813-BFF1-55B464580909}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 899 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft EFS Assistant

  • efsassistant.exe - Microsoft Encrypting File System Assistant
  • efsassistantresource.dll - Microsoft Encrypting File System Assistant Resources

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • efsassistant.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EFSEnforcement' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft EFS Assistant\EFSAssistant.exe".

How do I remove Microsoft EFS Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft EFS 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 Microsoft EFS 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 Microsoft EFS 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 Microsoft EFS Assistant.

Win XP 75%
Win 8 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 75.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 75.00%
Windows 8 Enterprise 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Canada 14.29%
  Italy 14.29%
  Kazakstan 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Toshiba 25.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Common models
LENOVO 20ARS08Q00 33.33%
HP Compaq nc6400 (RA272AA... 33.33%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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