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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,771
United States Rank #20,894
Reach 0.0280%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.92 days
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Average installed length: 14.83 days


VersionDistribution 86.41% 13.59%

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Attack Surface Analyzer

What is Attack Surface Analyzer?

Attack Surface Analyzer is developed by the Trustworthy Computing Security group. It is the same tool used by Microsoft's internal product groups to catalogue changes made to operating system attack surface by the installation of new software. Attack Surface Analyzer takes a snapshot of your system state before and after the installation of product(s) and displays the changes to a number of key elements of the Windows attack surface.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 1.83 MB (1,916,928 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24487
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\attack surface analyzer
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2710505A-D198-4906-8767-F869909D9FA6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.83 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Attack Surface Analyzer

  • wasaparser.dll - Windows Attack Surface Analyzer (Library for parsing WIndows Attack Surface Analyzer output and generating issues)
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • asa.exe - Attack Surface Analyzer (Attack Surface Analyzer (command line))
  • attack surface analyzer.exe
  • corelibrary.dll - Core Library
  • managedcollector.dll - Managed Collector
  • microsoft.deployment.compression.cab.dll - Windows Installer XML
  • microsoft.deployment.compression.dll
  • zendatacontracts.dll - ZenDataContracts
  • windowstasks.dll - Windows Collection Tasks

How do I remove Attack Surface Analyzer?

You can uninstall Attack Surface Analyzer 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Attack Surface Analyzer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Attack Surface Analyzer.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.54%
Windows 10 18.12%
Windows Vista 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.93%
Windows 7 Professional 20.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.79%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.27%
Windows 8.1 3.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.47% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 53.47%
  United States 16.49%
  Hungary 5.21%
  Austria 4.86%
  France 4.51%
  Switzerland 1.56%
  Canada 1.56%
  Netherlands 1.22%
  Turkey 1.22%
  United Kingdom 1.22%
  Japan 1.04%
  Thailand 0.69%
  Belgium 0.69%
  Finland 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.49%
Dell 18.79%
Medion 14.43%
Hewlett-Packard 12.75%
ASUS 9.06%
Samsung 3.36%
Lenovo 2.68%
Toshiba 1.68%
Intel 1.01%
Sony 1.01%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 4.00%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.00%
Acer Aspire 7750G 3.43%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.29%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.29%
Dell Inspiron 7720 1.71%

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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