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What is tsassist.exe?

Part of The File Type Assistant by Trusted Software ApS

Description of 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 Trusted Software website where we offer safe and tested software that can open the type of file you need a viewer for, or you can let Windows handle it the way it normally does.
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How does tsassist.exe run?

Process - tsassist.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.

How does tsassist.exe start?

Scheduled task - tsassist.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ProgramUpdateCheck'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - tsassist.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\ProgramUpdateCheck'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the tsassist.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of tsassist.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\file type assistant\tsassist.exe

Are there other versions of The File Type Assistant?

What programs install tsassist.exe?

File Type Assistant by Trusted Software
Program URL: www.trustedsoftware.com
Install path: C:\Program Files\File Type Assistant\
Size: 3.88 MB

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: tsassist.exe
Publisher: Trusted Software ApS (verified)
Name: The File Type Assistant
Description: Find software to open your files
Version: 2012.11.29.0
Size: 1.74 MB

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: The USERTRUST Network
Expiration date: 11/11/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 59.1682119205%
Privileged CPU: 6.6119205298%
User CPU: 52.55629139072850%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\File Type Assistant\tsassist.exe" /install /debug

Scheduled task details

Name: ProgramUpdateCheck
Command: C:\windows\Tasks\ProgramUpdateCheck.job

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\ProgramUpdateCheck.job

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 52ab8d22229957eecd72c1a0acbaef76
SHA-1: 823d9e8d3f4d578bf2d18edf126e28f74c5ad3f1
SHA-256: 6321d804bafd00fddcd1e35b6583ea411ac81ab968dd573bbccdfda00cfc6499

PE image details

File packed: No
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