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Should I remove InstallAssist?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,735
United States Rank #13,464
Reach 0.0066%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.30 days
933.34 days >
Average installed length: 490.40 days


1.0.0 100.00%

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What is InstallAssist?

Shop To Win's InstallAssist is powered by Jackpot Rewards.

About  (from Shop To Win)

Shop to Win allows you to win sweepstakes every time you make an online purchase at one of over 2,500 participating merchant partners. For every $5 spent at one of our participating retailers, you will earn an entry into a daily $500 giveaway and an entry into our year end $100,000 guaranteed giveaway.


InstallAssist is a program developed by Shop To Win. The programs's main executable is InstallAssist.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.48 MB of memory. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 5.22 MB (5,475,951 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 96% of users of InstallAssist come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Canada.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in InstallAssist.
InstallAssist.exe (1626a2cac422f9ec60400be6595ce6d2) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 16320 UnclassifiedMalware
eSafe Win32.Artemis
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7087 Artemis!1626A2CAC422
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7087 Artemis!1626A2CAC422
Norman 10.20130526 Downloader
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shoptowin.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\STW Installer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\STW Installer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by InstallAssist

Program executable:InstallAssist.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\STW Installer\InstallAssist.exe
InstallAssist is a program for Shop To Win and other Jackpot Reward programs that facilitates installation and updates of the software. By running a background program on your PC, Shop to Win allows users to win sweepstakes every time they...
  • setup.exe - Shop To Win (Shop To Win Setup)

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011511998%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00077023%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00038097%
0.015104% average
Memory:2.6 MB
User CPU:0.00051357%

How do I remove InstallAssist?

You can uninstall InstallAssist 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 InstallAssist, 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 InstallAssist.
  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) 67%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.77%
Windows Vista 21.54%
Windows 10 4.62%
Windows XP 3.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 6.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.08%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.43%
  Iran 2.23%
  Canada 0.45%
  Mexico 0.45%
  YE 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 48.57%
Dell 27.62%
Acer 12.38%
Toshiba 9.52%
Gateway 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.33%
Acer Aspire 7741 1.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.67%

About (from Shop To Win, LLC)

Founded in 2009, Shop to Win provides its members with a unique opportunity to earn chances to win a guaranteed daily cash giveaway, as well as a guaranteed $100,000 giveaway, just by shopping at over 2,500 participating online retailers.
Publisher URL: www.shoptowin.com


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