What is isa.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the isa.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Isa.exe file information

The process known as Intel® Security Assist belongs to software Intel® Security Assist or Interlinear Scripture Analyzer (version 2 basic) by Intel ( or Scripture4all Foundation.

Description: Isa.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Isa.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 335,872 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 330,240 bytes, 335,360 bytes or 4,941,824 bytes. 
The isa.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with isa.exe, you can also completely remove ISA 2.0 - YLT module or Intel® Security Assist (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), look for help on the website or check if there is a newer version available.

Recommended: Identify isa.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as isa.exe. Therefore, you should check the isa.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

I check this out on Autoruns..And what it indicates..That you do not need this for windows 7,8,& 10 OS..So another words It's probably some kind of spyware..
  will garth  

Summary: Average user rating of isa.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks isa.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving isa issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with isa. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the isa.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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