What does the UnlockerAssistant.exe file do?
The UnlockerAssistant.exe process is also known as Unlocker and is a part of Unlocker. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of UnlockerAssistant.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Unlocker has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Unlocker has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- UnlockerAssistant.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module UnlockerAssistant.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about UnlockerAssistant.exe Unlocker
UnlockerAssistant.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. UnlockerAssistant.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of C:\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 17,408 bytes (73% of all these files), 15,872 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The UnlockerAssistant file is not part of the Windows operating system. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). For this reason, 73% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves UnlockerAssistant.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about UnlockerAssistant?
|A tool to shut down processes that prev ent you from deleting files because they are " being used by another process" (further information...) |
|you can block all the processes that forbid your regular deleting files |
|handy utility for removing locked files |
|Unlocker is an Windows Explorer extension allowing you with a simple right-click on a file or folder to get rid of error message such as error deleting file or folder, cannot delete folder: it's being used by another person or program. (further information...) |
|It can unlock files to delete or change them |
Summary: 31 users judge UnlockerAssistant.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Unlocker
To remove Unlocker from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Unlocker in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if UnlockerAssistant.exe (Unlocker) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Unlocker. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Unlocker or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or UnlockerAssistant.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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