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What is spassist.exe?

spassist.exe is part of SoftPlanet Software Assistant and developed by Secure Download Ltd. according to the spassist.exe version information.

spassist.exe is digitally signed by Secure Download.

spassist.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftPlanet Software Assistant\' folder.

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Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameSoftPlanet Software Assistant
Company nameSecure Download Ltd.
Original filenamespassist.exe
Legal copyright© 2013-2014 Secure Download Ltd.
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.19.0.0

The following is the available information on spassist.exe:

Product nameSoftPlanet Software Assistant
Company nameSecure Download Ltd.
Original filenamespassist.exe
Legal copyright© 2013-2014 Secure Download Ltd.
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.19.0.0

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameSecure Download
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number33603c68ee7c09737eb44a0122ad5a1d

Folder name variants

spassist.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftPlanet Software Assistant\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to spassist.exe:

spassist.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

spassist.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

spassist.exe has stopped working.

End Program - spassist.exe. This program is not responding.

spassist.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

spassist.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with spassist.exe. 99% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 222 users.

User vote results: There were 220 votes to remove and 2 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with spassist.exe.

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

lee selden writes

5 thumbs

I can't get rid of spassist.exe even though I have uninstalled the main program by softplanet, can someone help ut down me to get rid of it. the program say's it cant shut down and is making my internet connection variable

# 17 Jun 2014, 6:13

Geraint writes

0 thumbs

Hi, how do i get rid off Spassist.exe and where do I find it to uninstall please?

# 22 Oct 2014, 12:02

Les writes

0 thumbs

I too can't get rid it Soft spassist.exe

win 7

Is there an ideal way? It does not show up in programs control panel.



# 4 Oct 2015, 2:51

Diana writes

0 thumbs

Hye. I have the same problem too but i manage to get rid of it.
first you have to open task manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete. It will show that spassist.exe running in ur program.
2ndly, you have to open C: folder and click on program files.
you will notice that one folder written Softplanet Software assistant. if u try to delete it, u cant and will appear a box saying 'cant be done'..sorta.

So here is the step to remove it. You have to open task manager and click on spassist.exe and then click end process. Then you remove the folder in program files. at this time u able to remove it because its not running in ur system anymore.

i hope this may help u guys...sorry for my english

# 8 Oct 2015, 7:40

rene writes

0 thumbs

Thank you for your advice, will try it to see if I get raid of this pest.

# 11 Oct 2015, 22:07

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