84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Intel Security Assist?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #392
United States Rank #289
Reach 1.5939%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.26 days
184.53 days >
Average installed length: 96.96 days


VersionDistribution 0.09% 0.14% 0.05% 4.24% 5.86% 4.08% 2.44% 71.32% 11.05% 0.73%

Other programs by Intel

Intel Security Assist


Intel Security Assist is a program developed by Intel. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 1.11 MB (1,167,360 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 10. While about 61% of users of Intel Security Assist come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\intel\intel(r) security assist
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4B230374-6475-4A73-BA6E-41015E9C5013}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.11 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Security Assist

  • jhisharp.dll - Intel(R) Dynamic Application Loader Host Interface
  • isa.exe - Intel(R) Security Assist
  • isahelperservice.exe
  • isaui.exe
  • platformchecker.dll
  • sigmalibrary.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • isa.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
2 Services
  • isa.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Security Assist' (Intel(R) Security Assist) "Security Helper".
  • isahelperservice.exe runs as a service named 'isaHelperSvc' (isaHelperSvc) "Security Helper".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • isa.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #5' which loads as C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Security Assist\isa.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • isa.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'isa' which loads as C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Security Assist\isa.exe.

How do I remove Intel Security Assist?

You can uninstall Intel Security 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 Intel® Security 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 Intel Security Assist.

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 10 99.99%
Windows 7 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 78.95%
Windows 10 Pro 11.42%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 7.44%
Windows 10 Enterprise 0.62%
Windows 8.1 0.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.22%
  Italy 8.30%
  United Kingdom 4.45%
  Germany 4.37%
  France 4.31%
  Canada 2.10%
  Netherlands 2.07%
  Spain 1.97%
  Australia 1.14%
  Brazil 0.83%
  Singapore 0.77%
  Norway 0.65%
  Sweden 0.61%
  Belgium 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 30.59%
Acer 24.08%
Dell 19.50%
Hewlett-Packard 12.39%
Lenovo 6.38%
MSI 2.76%
Toshiba 1.64%
Medion 1.58%
Alienware 1.07%
Common models
Acer Aspire E5-575G 3.33%
Acer Aspire E5-573G 3.07%
Dell Inspiron 5559 2.86%
HP HP Notebook 2.84%
ASUSTeK X540SA 2.55%
ASUSTeK X555LAB 2.51%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.