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Should I remove FileASSASSIN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,902
United States Rank #2,358
Reach 0.2044%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.77 days
288.19 days >
Average installed length: 151.42 days


1.06 99.98%
1.05 0.02%


What is FileASSASSIN?  (from Malwarebytes)

FileAssassin can delete locked malware files on your system. It uses advanced techniques to unload modules, close remote handles, and terminate processes to allow the removal of the file. Simply download FileAssassin, unzip the file, and run the installer. Start FileAssassin and select a file by dragging it onto the te...  Read more


FileASSASSIN is a program developed by Malwarebytes. The most used version is 1.06, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is fileassassin.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 738.08 KB (755,794 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 60% of users of FileASSASSIN come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.malwarebytes.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\fileassassin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FileASSASSIN\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 738.08 KB

Program filesFiles installed by FileASSASSIN

Program executable:fileassassin.exe
Name:FileASSASSIN 1.06
Path:C:\Program Files\fileassassin\fileassassin.exe
Additional files:
  • FileASSASSINExt.dll - FileASSASSIN Shell Extension
  • FileASSASSIN.dll - FileASSASSIN (FileASSASSIN Module)
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FileASSASSIN.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9DC2F927-941B-4246-B471-8F4120B32713}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • uninst.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FileASSASSIN\uninst.exe'.
  • FileASSASSIN.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FileASSASSIN\FileASSASSIN.exe'.

How do I remove FileASSASSIN?

You can uninstall FileASSASSIN 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 FileASSASSIN, 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 FileASSASSIN.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.89%
Windows 10 36.00%
Windows XP 7.43%
Windows Vista 5.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.00%
Windows 10 Home 12.37%
Windows 7 Professional 10.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.44%
Windows 10 Pro 6.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.63%
  Italy 7.36%
  United Kingdom 6.19%
  Canada 3.25%
  France 2.59%
  Australia 2.15%
  Spain 1.81%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  Germany 1.52%
  Belgium 0.92%
  India 0.71%
  Sweden 0.69%
  Mexico 0.67%
  Brazil 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.55%
Dell 22.82%
Acer 15.40%
ASUS 10.14%
Toshiba 7.11%
Lenovo 3.82%
Intel 2.76%
Samsung 2.76%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.23%
ASUS All Series 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.81%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.63%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.50%

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