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Should I remove Intel Security Assist?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,781
United States Rank #3,842
Reach 0.1266%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)


VersionDistribution 0.05% 0.11% 0.16% 0.66% 81.96% 15.63% 1.43%

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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 6 files and is usually about 1.11 MB (1,167,360 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. While about 53% 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 isa_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
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 'Intel(R) Security Assist Helper' (isaHelperSvc) "Security Helper".
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?

Quickly and completely remove Intel® Security Assist from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.09%
  Italy 6.91%
  United Kingdom 6.09%
  France 4.25%
  Canada 4.03%
  Germany 3.99%
  Australia 2.49%
  Spain 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  Brazil 1.37%
  Sweden 1.29%
  Norway 1.12%
  Belgium 0.86%
  DK 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 28.37%
Acer 25.25%
Dell 19.51%
Hewlett-Packard 11.10%
Lenovo 8.73%
Toshiba 4.05%
MSI 1.87%
Medion 0.62%
Alienware 0.50%
Common models
ASUSTeK X555LAB 5.00%
Acer Aspire E5-573G 3.88%
Acer Aspire E5-573 3.11%
Acer Aspire ES1-531 2.42%
Dell Inspiron 5558 2.42%
Acer Aspire R3-131T 2.33%

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


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