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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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VersionDistribution 72.46% 20.29% 7.25%

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Horizon Assistant


Horizon Assistant is a program developed by upc cablecom GmbH. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 169.99 MB (178,249,016 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 73% of users of Horizon Assistant come from Switzerland, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: upc-cablecom.ch
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\upc cablecom
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{42398859-D458-41F5-8CF5-BCA818DA4E8D}\Setup_Horizon_Assistant.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 169.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Horizon Assistant

  • Assistant.exe - UPC Horizon Assistant
  • EmailAssistent.exe (by mquadr.at software engineering und consulting GmbH) - cablecom E-Mail-Assistent
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • install_flash_player_32bit.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller (Adobe® Flash® Player Installer/Uninstaller 11.1 r102)
  • install_flash_player_64bit.exe (by Adobe Systems)
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • m2ORS.exe
  • Start.exe - upc horizon assistant (starter)
  • upc_cablecom_installer.exe (by mquadr.at software engineering & consulting GmbH - Web: http://www.mquadr.at - Mail: [email protected]) - upc cablecom Installer (The professional internet setup software.)
  • UPC_Fiber_Power_Optimizer.exe (by Cablecom GmbH) - UPC Fiber Power Optimizer Installation

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Assistant.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\upc cablecom\assistant\Assistant.exe'.
  • upc_cablecom_installer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\upc cablecom\installer\upc_cablecom_installer.exe'.

How do I remove Horizon Assistant?

You can uninstall Horizon 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 Horizon 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 Horizon Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.07%
Windows 10 34.78%
Windows Vista 7.25%
Windows XP 2.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.70%
Windows 8.1 8.70%
Windows 10 Home 8.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.25%
Windows 10 Pro 7.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.60% of installs come from Switzerland
Which countries install it?
  Switzerland 72.60%
  United States 17.81%
  Austria 6.85%
  Germany 1.37%
  Italy 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.75%
Acer 20.63%
ASUS 9.52%
Medion 9.52%
Samsung 6.35%
Toshiba 6.35%
Dell 4.76%
Sony 4.76%
Lenovo 3.17%
Intel 1.59%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-771 4.92%
Acer Aspire 7741 3.28%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 3.28%
TOSHIBA Satellite M40X 1.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 1.64%


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