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Should I remove FreeStyle Auto-Assist?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,977
United States Rank #17,347
Reach 0.0121%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 83.69 days
685.37 days >
Average installed length: 360.11 days


2.0.3682.0 53.36%
2.0.3665.0 46.64%

Typically installed together

FreeStyle Auto-Assist

What is FreeStyle Auto-Assist?  (from Abbott Labs)

FreeStyle Auto-Assist software makes it easy for you to take a more informed role in managing your diabetes. Designed to help you and your healthcare professional accurately evaluate your diabetes management program, the FreeStyle Auto-Assist software visually displays your blood glucose and insulin data in easy to rea...  Read more


FreeStyle Auto-Assist is a software program developed by Abbott Labs. The most common release is 2.0.3682.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named freestyle auto-assist.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 17.89 MB (18,753,920 bytes). The installed file OnlineUpdate.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 users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 47% of users of FreeStyle Auto-Assist come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.AbbottDiabetesCare.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Abbott Diabetes Care\FreeStyle Auto-Assist
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{ABA4BACF-C0E8-45FD-BDC7-92D1E7161183}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 17.89 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FreeStyle Auto-Assist

Program executable:freestyle auto-assist.exe
Name:FreeStyle Auto-Assist
Path:C:\Program Files\abbott diabetes care\freestyle auto-assist\freestyle auto-assist.exe
Additional files:
  • UpdateLib.dll - UpdateLiB Dynamic Link Library (UpdateLib Dynamic Link Library)
  • SerialHidLib.dll - SerialHi Dynamic Link Library (SerialHidLib Dynamic Link Library)
  • BGTrayApp.exe - FreeStyle Auto-Assist
  • adcmald.exe - MAL Server
  • OptiumCustomControl.dll
  • OnlineUpdate.dll
  • adclaunchd.exe
  • cairo.dll
  • DCS.exe - Device Communication

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • FreeStyle Auto-Assist.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{96B209D9-44EB-4928-B7B6-71B8F647FAAF}' (runs on registration).
  • adclaunchd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FreeStyle AutoLaunch'.
  • adcmald.exe runs as a service named 'Meter Abstraction Server' (adcmald) "Support for Abbott Diabetes Care blood glucose meters".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • adclaunchd.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FreeStyle AutoLaunch' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Abbott Diabetes Care\FreeStyle Auto-Assist\adclaunchd.exe".

How do I remove FreeStyle Auto-Assist?

You can uninstall FreeStyle Auto-Assist 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 FreeStyle Auto-Assist, 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 FreeStyle Auto-Assist.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows 10 31.51%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Windows XP 3.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.17%
Windows 10 Home 16.60%
Windows 7 Professional 12.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.11%
Windows 8.1 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.04%
  Germany 23.34%
  Australia 5.92%
  Canada 5.92%
  United Kingdom 5.92%
  Netherlands 3.14%
  France 2.44%
  Italy 1.74%
  Belgium 1.05%
  Brazil 0.70%
  Sweden 0.70%
  DK 0.70%
  Finland 0.35%
  Austria 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.52%
Hewlett-Packard 21.38%
Acer 15.86%
ASUS 8.28%
Toshiba 6.90%
Medion 6.21%
Lenovo 2.76%
Sahara 2.07%
American Megatrends 1.38%
Intel 1.38%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.56%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.56%
MSI MS-7817 2.56%
ASUSTeK X555LA 1.71%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.71%


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