File Type Assistant

The File Type Assistant from

Our File Type Assistant is a small helper application that kicks in when you try to open a file you do not have a viewer or player for. This is how it looks:

The File Type Assitant lets you select whether you want to visit the website, or if you want to let Windows handle the file the way it normally does.

On our site you can find descriptions of thousands of file types. We have people working round-the-clock tracking down information about files and updating the site with new information to help our users, and you can also find safe and tested software that can open the type of file you need a viewer for.

The File Type Assistant puts you in control and offers you more options than the standard behavior of Windows. We hope you like that!

Software update checking

In addition to helping you open files, newer versions of File Type Assistant will also check if software on your PC is outdated.

Old and outdated software can be dangerous, as it is often the target of hackers if it has known security issues. Keeping your PC updated will keep it as safe as possible. File Type Assistant will help you accomplish that. It will notify you when it detects new versions of the software you have installed on your PC:

Click the link in the alert to see a list of available updates, and you will be presented with links to download the updates directly from the manufacturer's web site. This functionality will be available Q2 of 2012 when we have collected and written enough information.

How do I get it?

You can download it here: tsasetup.exe.

You may also be offered to install it when you download other products from this and partner sites (software bundling). The product installer must always display prominently that File Type Assistant is also installed, and optimally offer a way to opt-out of the installation.

How do I uninstall it?

Please read this page: How to Uninstall File Type Assistant.

EULA and Privacy Policy

Please read the End User License Agreement and our Privacy Policy before installing File Type Assistant.