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What’s QuickAssist.exe (Quick Assist Component)? Is it safe or a virus?

QuickAssist.exe is a Windows utility by Microsoft Corporation that allows users to troubleshoot and provide remote assistance to other users.

The program enables a user to connect to another computer remotely and help them fix technical issues or problems. It provides a range of tools for diagnosing and fixing problems, as well as the ability to transfer files and chat with the user in real-time.

QuickAssist.exe can be a valuable tool for IT support professionals, allowing them to provide assistance to users without the need for physical presence, saving time and resources.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes QuickAssist.exe (Quick Assist Component)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of QuickAssist.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is QuickAssist.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the QuickAssist.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find QuickAssist.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 5, 2024

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