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What percent of users and experts removed it?
71% remove it29% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,897
United States Rank #1,166
Reach 0.4077%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)


2012.10.26.0 0.79%
2012.10.18.0 0.12%

File Type Assistant

What is File Type Assistant?  (from Trusted Software)

The File Type Assistant from Trusted Software is a little helper application that kicks in when you try to open a file you do not have a viewer or player for. You can select either to visit the Trusted Software website where we offer safe and tested software that can open the type of file you need a viewer for, or you ...  Read more


File Type Assistant is a software program developed by Trusted Software. The most common release is 2012.10.26.0, with over 1% of all installations currently using this version. 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). 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 primary executable is named tsassist.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 3.88 MB (4,073,016 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 69% of users of File Type Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in File Type Assistant.
tsassist.exe (595a675f7267a77a01f867f99202bcfe) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.FileTypeAssistant.A
ESET-NOD32 9.11366 a variant of Win32/FileTypeAssistant.A potentially unwanted
File Type Assistant has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.trustedsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\File Type Assistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\File Type Assistant\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by File Type Assistant

Program executable:tsassist.exe
Name:The File Type Assistant
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Signed by:Trusted Software ApS
Path:C:\Program Files\File Type Assistant\tsassist.exe
Additional files:
  • ftacfg.exe (by Bitberry Software) - File Type Assistant Configuration

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • tsassist.exe is scheduled as a task named 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\ProgramUpdateCheck.job'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • tsassist.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ProgramUpdateCheck.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • tsassist.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Unknown File Assistant\tsassist.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:9.2397350993%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:6.61192053%
0.016088% average
User CPU:2.62781457%
0.015104% average

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Or, you can uninstall File Type 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 File Type 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 File Type 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.
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Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8.1 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 71%
Keep it 29%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.02%
Windows Vista 14.04%
Windows XP 13.52%
Windows 8 2.36%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.95%
Windows 7 Professional 9.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.41%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.38%
  United Kingdom 4.89%
  Canada 3.63%
  Germany 3.08%
  Australia 2.20%
  France 1.19%
  Israel 1.08%
  Spain 0.90%
  Italy 0.83%
  Belgium 0.78%
  Netherlands 0.69%
  Sweden 0.67%
  Mexico 0.57%
  India 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.01%
Dell 29.56%
Acer 13.97%
Toshiba 9.96%
ASUS 3.79%
Intel 1.65%
Samsung 1.65%
American Megatrends 1.51%
Lenovo 1.31%
Sahara 1.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.51%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.24%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.10%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.69%

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