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Should I remove Softonic Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
47% remove it53% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,965
United States Rank #6,283
Reach 0.2294%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.87 days
320.80 days >
Average installed length: 168.55 days


0.2.3 0.34%
0.2.2 25.47%
0.2.1 0.03%
0.1.9 0.09%
0.1.8 0.06%
0.1.6 74.01%

Softonic Assistant


Softonic Assistant is a program developed by Softonic International S.L. The most used version is 0.1.6, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 2.15 MB (2,256,422 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 17% of users of Softonic Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Softonic International S.A.
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\softonicassistant
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\SoftonicAssistant\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Softonic Assistant

  • SoftonicAssistant.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SoftonicAssistant.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SoftonicAssistant_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1646055978-2255025000-3107839011-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SoftonicAssistant.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SoftonicAssistant' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\SoftonicAssistant\SoftonicAssistant.exe".

How do I remove Softonic Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Softonic 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 Softonic 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 Softonic 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 Softonic Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 47%
Keep it 53%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.59%
Windows 8 38.88%
Windows XP 5.55%
Windows Vista 2.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.32%
Windows 8.1 18.11%
Windows 7 Professional 8.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.94%
  Italy 11.52%
  India 7.61%
  Netherlands 4.44%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Spain 3.94%
  Mexico 3.02%
  Canada 2.55%
  Belgium 2.16%
  Australia 2.04%
  Brazil 1.98%
  Colombia 1.87%
  Argentina 1.81%
  Germany 1.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.42%
Acer 20.01%
Dell 14.92%
ASUS 10.78%
Toshiba 7.21%
Lenovo 6.29%
Samsung 4.27%
Intel 1.79%
American Megatrends 1.19%
Medion 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 5.47%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.07%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.13%
ASUS All Series 4.13%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.27%

About Softonic International S.L

Softonic operates a Website for software downloads as well as distributes an application programming interface that allows developers to build applications and mashups based on Softonic's content; and Softonic Answers, a user community for exchanging information and opinions about software.
Publisher URL: en.softonic.com


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