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Assist Point is a software usually installed without your knowledge with the download of freeware. In fact some sites use the method of repackaging. This is an operation that is to redo the module software installation by adding download options. These options allow to add other software as for example toolbars browser, or potentially unwanted software. The addition of these new programs can decrease the performance of the system but also slow or redirect internet surfing. As a general rule, should focus on the author’s official site to download your software.
Identified : 04/04/2015.


– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– A polluteware is a software that pollutes storage and/or the Base of registers.
– An Adware is a program that adds other programs without the knowledge of the user.
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

Main Actions

– It installs a plugin of the browser Google Chrome (G2),
– It installs a program of extension for browser Mozilla Firefox (M2),
– It installs a plugin of the browser Mozilla Firefox (P2),
– It is installed as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) of internet browser (O2),
– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It installs as a service to be launched each time the system (O23),(SS/SR),
– It installs drivers that start automatically with the system (O41)
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’,
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45),

O2 – BHO: Assist Point – {dc727a8c-7582-483c-a1c2-2b885f099bb5} . (.Assist Point.) — C:Program Files (x86)Assist PointExtensionsdc727a8c-7582-483c-a1c2-2b885f099bb5.dll
FF Extension: Assist Point – C:UsersCoolmanAppDataRoamingMozillaFirefoxProfilesmhd3q2dl.defaultExtensions{0521c3f0-64f0-4ffa-aad9-b9d28f58295f}.xpi
CHR Extension: (Assist Point) – C:UsersCoolmanAppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DatadefaultExtensionsjbdfcllfmphjdablfjmfgpeljhonlmgd
O23 – Service: Service Mgr AssistPoint (Service Mgr AssistPoint) . (…) – C:ProgramDatac716fd70-872c-4aaa-a07f-e248365d7f56plugincontainer.exe
O23 – Service: Update Mgr AssistPoint (Update Mgr AssistPoint) . (…) – C:Program FilesCommon Filesc716fd70-872c-4aaa-a07f-e248365d7f56updater.exe
O43 – CFD: 2015/04/10 14:29:31 – [] D — C:Program Files (x86)Assist Point
SR – | Auto 27/04/2015 556304 | (Service Mgr AssistPoint) . (…) – C:ProgramDatac716fd70-872c-4aaa-a07f-e248365d7f56plugincontainer.exe
SR – | Auto 27/04/2015 478992 | (Update Mgr AssistPoint) . (…) – C:Program FilesCommon Filesc716fd70-872c-4aaa-a07f-e248365d7f56updater.exe
C:Program Files (x86)Assist Point
C:Program Files (x86)Assist PointExtensionsdc727a8c-7582-483c-a1c2-2b885f099bb5.dll



Remove Software

– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,

Remove with ZHPcleaner

Diagnose with ZHPDiag

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