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Should I remove SoftPlanet Software Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,410
United States Rank #22,658
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.93 days
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Average installed length: 29.86 days


1.19 100.00%

SoftPlanet Software Assistant version 1.19

What is SoftPlanet Software Assistant?

The software wraps legitimate and open source programs in a download manager type bundle that includes various offers for toolbars and web browser plugins, mostly ad-supported software.

About  (from SoftPlanet)

Very quickly to install. Through the process users can decide what type of installation to be performed. Many optional components can be switched On or Off. Does not mess up the file associations unless is told to do so. SoftPlanet is a site dedicated to useful quality software that can ease the lives of millions of pe...  Read more


SoftPlanet Software Assistant version 1.19 is a program developed by SoftPlanet. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The main program executable is spassist.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The setup package is about 4.99 MB (5,233,017 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 67% of users of SoftPlanet Software Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.
SoftPlanet Software Assistant has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove SoftPlanet Software Assistant version 1.19.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.softplanet.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SoftPlanet Software Assistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SoftPlanet Software Assistant\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SoftPlanet Software Assistant version 1.19

Program executable:spassist.exe
Name:SoftPlanet Software Assistant
Path:C:\Program Files\SoftPlanet Software Assistant\spassist.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • spassist.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SoftPlanet Software Assistant.

How do I remove SoftPlanet Software Assistant?

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Or, you can uninstall SoftPlanet Software 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 SoftPlanet Software Assistant version 1.19, 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 SoftPlanet Software 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win XP 5%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.38%
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows Vista 9.52%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.10%
Windows 8.1 23.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  United Kingdom 25.00%
  Iran 4.17%
  Malaysia 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.22%
Toshiba 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
ASUS 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Gateway 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
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