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Should I remove Installation Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,531
United States Rank #16,502
Reach 0.0057%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.63 days
785.61 days >
Average installed length: 412.78 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Installation Assistant

What is Installation Assistant?

Installation Assistant is an ad support web browser toolbar extension. It installs a toolbar within Internet Explorer and via an extension in Google Chrome and Firefox. In Internet Explorer it creates a BHO (Browser Helper Object) registered to a file named installation assistant.dll (C:\Program Files\installation assistant\installation assistant.dll) The BHO has a CLSID of 11111111-1111-1111-1111-110111691112. The browser extension is used to display advertisements both external popups and internal ones that inject within the browser itself. This type of program is considered adware and is typically distributed through 3rd party bundlers.

Program detailsProgram details

Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Installation Assistant\Uninstall.exe

How do I remove Installation Assistant?

You can uninstall Installation 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 Installation 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 Installation Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.34%
Windows XP 11.50%
Windows Vista 10.62%
Windows 10 3.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%
Windows 7 Professional 4.46%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.18%
  United Kingdom 5.65%
  Canada 5.08%
  Australia 1.69%
  Singapore 1.13%
  MA 0.56%
  New Zealand 0.56%
  Romania 0.56%
  Iran 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.78%
Dell 31.11%
Acer 13.33%
Toshiba 8.89%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Lenovo 2.22%
Intel 1.11%
Apple 1.11%
Gateway 1.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion G6 Notebook P... 4.00%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.00%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.00%
Acer Aspire 5742 2.00%

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Steve (Expert)over a year ago
Its a BHO! A Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a module designed as a plugin for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser to provide added functionality. A BHO can introduce visible changes to a IE's interface, such as installing toolbars, but it can also run without any change to the interface.