84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove DesktopAssistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #42,983
United States Rank #32,810
Reach 0.0021%


VersionDistribution 100.00%



DesktopAssistant is a software program developed by Sphinx Software. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named da.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.2 MB (1,260,378 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 64% of users of DesktopAssistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: sphinx-soft.com
Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\DesktopAssistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\DesktopAssistant\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DesktopAssistant

Program executable:da.exe
Name:Desktop Assistant
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\desktopassistant\da.exe
Additional files:
  • DAhelper.dll (by http://sphinx-soft.com) - Desktop Assistant (Desktop Assitant Helper)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • DA.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DA' and executes as C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\desktopassistant\da.exe.

How do I remove DesktopAssistant?

You can uninstall DesktopAssistant 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 DesktopAssistant, 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 DesktopAssistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 5%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.52%
Windows 10 26.19%
Windows Vista 9.52%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.51%
Windows 10 Home 14.63%
Windows 7 Professional 9.76%
Windows 8.1 7.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  Canada 7.14%
  Australia 5.36%
  Iran 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.57%
  Hong Kong 1.79%
  Belgium 1.79%
  Finland 1.79%
  Russia 1.79%
  Romania 1.79%
  Spain 1.79%
  Israel 1.79%
  Czech Republic 1.79%
  Italy 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.21%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
ASUS 12.82%
Acer 12.82%
Toshiba 10.26%
Sony 2.56%
Sahara 2.56%
Lenovo 2.56%
Intel 2.56%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B 5.71%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500D 2.86%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C670-14... 2.86%
Sony VPCEH1J1E 2.86%
Packard Bell ixtreme M572... 2.86%
LENOVO 1066A9U 2.86%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.