2013.4.8.0 7.46%
2012.11.29.0 20.90%
2012.11.9.0 1.49%
2012.11.9.0 1.49%
2012.10.6.0 13.43%
2012.9.13.0 19.40%
2012.8.10.0 14.93%
2012.2.28.0 16.42%
2011.7.6.0 4.48%



The File Type Assistant by Trusted Software ApS (Signed)

Remove tsassist.exe


There are 9 versions of tsassist.exe in the wild, the latest version being 2013.4.8.0. tsassist.exe is run as a standard windows process in the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges. The process utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to automatically launch the file as a process when a user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 1.77 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Trusted Software ApS by The USERTRUST Network. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program File Type Assistant from Trusted Software. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01% with the maximum memory reaching around 7.83 MB.

About tsassist.exe (from Trusted Software ApS)

The File Type Assistant from Trusted Software is a little helper application that kicks in when you try to open a file you do not have a viewer or player for. You can select either to visit the Truste


File name:tsassist.exe
Publisher:Trusted Software ApS
Product name:The File Type Assistant
Description:Find software to open your files
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\file type assistant\tsassist.exe
Issued to:Trusted Software ApS
Authority (CA):The USERTRUST Network
Expiration date:Monday, November 11, 2013

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of The File Type Assistant.)
Trusted Software
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The File Type Assistant from Trusted Software is a little helper application that kicks in when you try to open a file you do not have a viewer or player for. You can select either to visit the Truste...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of tsassist.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'ProgramUpdateCheck' runs on logon in the path 'C:\windows\Tasks\ProgramUpdateCheck.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\ProgramUpdateCheck.job'
  • Entry path '\ProgramUpdateCheck'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\File Type Assistant\tsassist.exe'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\ProgramUpdateCheck.job'
  • Login entry path '\ProgramUpdateCheck'

VersionsAll file variations of tsassist.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
88b6d362e111d87cbca6ca94e152b7c6 cdfc725b11eef83c9e35834231f4a70d1d5cb556 2.62 MB
52ab8d22229957eecd72c1a0acbaef76 823d9e8d3f4d578bf2d18edf126e28f74c5ad3f1 1.74 MB
f1a2709ba8b3971b11c6a58453f0b21d 4e204486d51bcdaeee7ad6fba3594aabcdb397ba 1.73 MB
2f449d66f8976c04872500a86dc72a70 c2959882d08afe9ac3d41183c3c176cccb1591ff 1.73 MB
9a135ae9c92234479450c15bda3b29ed 5c0acf61fab27bfba1a1d0519280a2f7b69e4ed3 1.72 MB
24616293662dbbc840017be4783bb1fc ee1ae2ade935de6de83e0b32e364d11b67d0ae29 1.7 MB
595a675f7267a77a01f867f99202bcfe 80a1b86beb024657fd3c7922b2b4910a4ab1d590 1.7 MB
5ff0856b24470f5121dd22685f212c27 f5061f226b1f7e5b3f646131416be24b86f9be88 1.7 MB
07258beb14e11100983922ace21be168 08c3d525559e510c7b9f28441e28f1db2deb4a2c 1.28 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.93%
Windows Vista Home Premium 7.46%
Windows 7 Professional 7.46%
Windows 8 Pro 5.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 5.97%
Windows 7 Starter 5.97%
Windows 8 1.49%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 65.63% of The File Type Assistant.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
ASUS 19.05%
Toshiba 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 9.52%
Sony 9.52%
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