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    file type assistant

    I have a little popup that says "File Type Assistant update" now available for update to Version 2013.4.8. Is this a legitimate and useful program? I read that it's considered Spyware.

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    It can be bundled with other software, and doesn't seem particularly useful, so you could uninstall it: What is the Trusted Software File Type Assistant?

    Bruce

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    Thanks for the quick response. I going to see if there are any other opinions and if not I'll take your advice and uninstall.

    Dawg

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    +1 uninstall it.

    1. Windows has a trustworthy popup built in with almost identical functionality to the one shown at Bruce's link.
    2. The software offers a function you can DIY by googling any unknown file type (ex: ".FILE"). Just look for trustworthy results.
    3. Learning to use built in features of Windows and sharpening your web searching skills beats 3rd party clutter in most cases.
    Your Windows installation be easier to maintain and less prone to exploitation.

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    Thanks for the reply(s).
    I just uninstalled it.
    I particularly like reducing 3rd party clutter. I should do more of that!

    Dawg

    Quote Originally Posted by OlTimer View Post
    +1 uninstall it.

    1. Windows has a trustworthy popup built in with almost identical functionality to the one shown at Bruce's link.
    2. The software offers a function you can DIY by googling any unknown file type (ex: ".FILE"). Just look for trustworthy results.
    3. Learning to use built in features of Windows and sharpening your web searching skills beats 3rd party clutter in most cases.
    Your Windows installation be easier to maintain and less prone to exploitation.

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    Hi, i'm new here. Cool that you have updated it, otherwise nasty updates.

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