What is Assist Point
Assist Point by Yontoo Technology Inc is an adware program, that displays pop-up ads and advertisements in browser windows. It installs extension in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Ads are be shown as boxes or banners containing different coupons, as underlined keywords or pop-up ads. Ads can be distinguished as they are called “Assist Point Ads”. Although it is not a virus, Assist Point is classified as adware and should be removed from computer to avoid more serious problems.
How Assist Point infected your PC
Assist Point is promoted through free software installers. Mostly, unknown media players, zip-archivers, media converters are bundled with Assist Point to earn on possible user clicks on ads. Such programs can be advertised on pirate sites, along with game cracks, live streaming sites. Developers get paid for every installation of Assist Point on user PC, that is why they try to hide the fact that adware will be installed in the background. Assist Point is not detected by antiviruses, but can be removed by Norton Antivirus antimalware (download button below).
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To remove Assist Point completely we recommend you to use Norton Antivirus from Symantec. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Assist Point and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove Assist Point manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Assist Point removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Assist Point installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove Assist Point from Control Panel
To start removing Assist Point you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove Assist Point from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Assist Point.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove Assist Point from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find Assist Point and click Uninstall.
Remove Assist Point from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find Assist Point, click Uninstall.
Cannot uninstall Assist Point
In some cases Assist Point won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Assist Point. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Assist Point folder and files. This happens, because file AssistPoint.dll or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use Norton Antivirus or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Assist Point in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting type F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Assist Point
Remove Assist Point add-on from your browsers
Removing Assist Point from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Assist Point extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find Assist Point extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose Assist Point extension.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):
Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Assist Point from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Assist Point, please, do the following:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
- In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable Assist Point.
Generally, Assist Point does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:
- Start Opera browser.
- Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find Assist Point extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Remove following files and folders
Assist Point files:
Assist Point folders:
C:\Program Files\Assist Point
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension Assist Point
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including Assist Point. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.