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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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1.76.38 12.50%
1.66.6 12.50%
1.65.92 75.00%

Aternity Assistant


Aternity Assistant is a software program developed by Aternity Information Systems. The most common release is 1.65.92, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 119 files and is usually about 17.59 MB (18,440,192 bytes). The installed file com.aternity.assistant.softwareupdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 84% of users of Aternity Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\aternity information systems\assistant\config
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E947A2D0-3136-452F-A38D-3766BB626F55}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.59 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Aternity Assistant

  • a180aa.exe - Aternity Frontline Performance Assistant
  • assistant.exe
  • com.aternity.assistant.assistantconfigurator.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.connectionvalidator.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.constants.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.diagnostics.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.interfaces.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.main.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.proactivemonitoring.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.recording.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.remotableobjects.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.softwareupdater.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.taskstub.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.utils.dll
  • com.aternity.assistant.winapiwrapper.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dumperhelper.exe
  • dumperhelper64.exe
  • icsharpcode.sharpziplib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • interop.iwshruntimelibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • ithit.webdav.client.dll (by IT Hit Ltd) - IT Hit WebDAV Client .Net v1
  • liba52_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_bd_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_output_file_plugin.dll
  • libaccess_vdr_plugin.dll
  • libadpcm_plugin.dll
  • libaes3_plugin.dll
  • libaout_directx_plugin.dll
  • libaraw_plugin.dll
  • libavcodec_plugin.dll
  • libblend_plugin.dll
  • libcc_plugin.dll
  • libcdg_plugin.dll
  • libcvdsub_plugin.dll
  • libdirectx_plugin.dll
  • libdshow_plugin.dll
  • libdts_plugin.dll
  • libdummy_plugin.dll
  • libdvbsub_plugin.dll
  • libdvdnav_plugin.dll
  • libfaad_plugin.dll
  • libfilesystem_plugin.dll
  • libflac_plugin.dll
  • libfluidsynth_plugin.dll
  • libfreetype_plugin.dll
  • libgrey_yuv_plugin.dll
  • libi420_rgb_mmx_plugin.dll
  • libi420_rgb_sse2_plugin.dll
  • libidummy_plugin.dll
  • liblibass_plugin.dll
  • liblibbluray_plugin.dll
  • liblibmpeg2_plugin.dll
  • liblpcm_plugin.dll
  • liblua_plugin.dll
  • libmemcpymmxext_plugin.dll
  • libmpeg_audio_plugin.dll
  • libmux_dummy_plugin.dll
  • libplaylist_plugin.dll
  • libscreen_plugin.dll
  • libstream_filter_dash_plugin.dll
  • libstream_filter_rar_plugin.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • vlc.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'VLCPlayVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VLC.OPENFolder' and the action verb 'Open.
Scheduled Task
  • vlc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BD52C00F-B1C9-46CE-8018-C17780D1FE1C}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • a180aa.exe runs as a service named 'A180AA' (A180AA) "Aternity Frontline Performance Assistant".
  • vlc.exe runs as a service named 'VLC media player' (VLC media player).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vlc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe'.

How do I remove Aternity Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Aternity 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 Aternity 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 Aternity 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 Aternity Assistant.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

84.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.21%
  Brazil 5.26%
  Germany 5.26%
  United Kingdom 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Lenovo 12.50%
Common models
HP EliteBook 8470p 25.00%
LENOVO 4236LE0 12.50%
HP EliteBook 8460p 12.50%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 12.50%
Dell OptiPlex 780 12.50%
Dell Latitude E7450 12.50%


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