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Should I remove Trusted Software Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,314
United States Rank #28,457
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.66 days
727.59 days >
Average installed length: 382.29 days

Trusted Software Assistant

What is Trusted Software Assistant?

File Type Assistant is typically bundled by various 3rd party software through modified installers of generally free open source software using the InstallIQ downloader. The modified InstallIQ installer will typically take a known product and wrap it in an installer that includes various types of adware toolbars and such. This includes Free File Viewer, Final Media Player, BitZipper and Music Oasis.

From the EULA:
"Your download and software installation is managed by InstallIQ. InstallIQ: downloads the files necessary to install your software; and scans your computer for specific files and registry settings to ensure software compatibility with your operating system and other software installed on your computer. Once InstallIQ has been initiated, you will be presented with a welcome screen, it allows you to choose to install the software or cancel out of the process. We may show you one or more partner software offers. You are not required to accept a software offer to receive your download. We may also offer to: change your browser’s homepage; change your default search provider; and install icons on your computer’s desktop, including third-party offers. Software we own and our partner’s software may include advertisements within the application."

"By accessing the Sites and downloading the Content, you hereby grant us permission to display promotional information, advertisements, and offers for third party products or services. The Advertising may include, without limitation, content, offers for products or services, data, links, articles, graphic or video messages, text, software, music, sound, graphics or other materials or services. The timing, frequency, placement and extent of the Advertising changes are determined in our sole discretion. You further grant us permission to collect and use certain aggregate information in accord with our Privacy Policy."


During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). The main program executable is tsassist.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.41 MB (1,476,666 bytes).
Trusted Software Assistant has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Trusted Software Assistant.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.trustedsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Trusted Software Assistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Trusted Software Assistant\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Trusted Software Assistant

Program executable:tsassist.exe
Name:Trusted Software Assistant
Path:C:\Program Files\trusted software assistant\tsassist.exe
Additional files:
  • ftacfg.exe (by Bitberry Software) - File Type Assistant Configuration
  • itdownload.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • tsassist.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ProgramUpdateCheck.

How do I remove Trusted Software Assistant?

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Or, you can uninstall Trusted Software 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Trusted Software Assistant, 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 Trusted Software Assistant.
  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) 58%
Win 10 2%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.22%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista 15.56%
Windows 10 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 13.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 10 Home 2.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.24%
  Australia 3.03%
  Canada 3.03%
  France 3.03%
  Israel 3.03%
  Italy 3.03%
  Switzerland 1.52%
  Hungary 1.52%
  Ireland 1.52%
  Korea 1.52%
  Latvia 1.52%
  Netherlands 1.52%
  Philippines 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.27%
Hewlett-Packard 26.83%
Acer 9.76%
Toshiba 9.76%
ASUS 9.76%
Sahara 4.88%
Sony 2.44%
American Megatrends 2.44%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.56%
Sony VGN-Z570N 2.56%
Shuttle Inc SG31 2.56%

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Publisher URL: www.trustedsoftware.com


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