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Should I remove Game Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,182
United States Rank #10,632
Reach 0.0411%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.97 days
146.64 days >
Average installed length: 77.05 days


Beta 2.0 29.35%
Beta 1.1 19.85%
Beta 1.0 0.99%
1.0 49.82%

Game Assistant

What is Game Assistant?

Game Assistant includes a bundled toolbar during installation of the software. The toolbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monitization platforms during installation.


The most used version is 1.0, 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 main program executable is gameassistant.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 12.12 MB (12,713,359 bytes).
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
Game Assistant has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IObit\Game Assistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\IObit\Game Assistant\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 12.12 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Game Assistant

Program executable:gameassistant.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\iobit\game assistant\gameassistant.exe
Additional files:
  • gameassistant_beta2.0.exe - Game Assistant
  • GameAssistant1.0.exe
  • GameAssistantBeta1.1.exe
  • GASendBugReport.exe - Send Bug Report
  • UninstallPromote.exe
  • ScreenShot.exe - ScreenShot
  • GameAssistantMain.exe
  • ProductStatistics.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GameAssistant.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B23E9E43-17B5-4E19-9EAF-B88CE9DDE770}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Game Assistant?

You can uninstall Game 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Game Assistant, 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 Game 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.29%
Windows 10 32.47%
Windows XP 4.31%
Windows Vista 3.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.65%
Windows 8.1 13.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.59%
Windows 7 Professional 7.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.30%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Brazil 4.00%
  Italy 3.32%
  Canada 2.97%
  France 2.75%
  Germany 2.75%
  Russia 2.06%
  India 2.06%
  Czech Republic 2.06%
  Australia 1.95%
  DZ 1.95%
  MA 1.72%
  Spain 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.40%
Acer 19.96%
ASUS 13.71%
Dell 13.10%
Toshiba 8.06%
Lenovo 4.84%
Samsung 3.43%
MSI 1.21%
Intel 1.01%
American Megatrends 0.81%
Alienware 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.91%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.04%
ASUS All Series 2.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.61%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.17%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.17%


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