What is Dell Smart Assist?


What is Dell Smart Assist?

SupportAssist¹ is the smart technology, available on your PC that will keep it running like new by removing viruses, detecting issues, optimizing settings and telling you when you need to make updates.

What is Dell SupportAssist and do I need it?

​Dell SupportAssist is the first automated proactive and predictive support solution for PCs and tablets. SupportAssist also evaluates the health of your servers, storage and networking devices to eliminate downtime before it even starts.

Should I uninstall Dell SupportAssist?

Your new Windows laptop typically ships with an awful lot of bloatware you don’t need. Often, it’ll just slow down your computer a tad. But occasionally, a pre-installed piece of manufacturer cruft can pose a serious security risk — and that’s why you should probably update or uninstall Dell’s SupportAssist right away.

What is the use of Dell SupportAssist?

SupportAssist for PCs is a smart technology designed to avoid troubleshooting and disruptions using automated, proactive and predictive support. With SupportAssist: Update your drivers and applications for peak PC performance. Remove virus and malware infested files before then can harm your system.

Is my PC healthy?

View the Health report for your device in Windows Security In the search box on the taskbar, type Windows Security, and then select it from the results. Select Device performance & health to view the Health report.

Is Dell Support Assist worth having?

No, you don’t really need it. Dell Support Assist usually helps monitor your system for hardware failures and it will report the same to Dell as well. So, as soon as you call Dell tech support – they have an option to see all the hardware scans and errors on your computer.

Is Dell SupportAssist worth it?

Is SupportAssist a virus?

The SupportAssist flaw is not malware, but it allows malware to spread in a new way.

Should I download support assist?

You don’t need it and it can cause problems. If you ever want to use it in the future, Dell Downloads and Drivers will reinstall it to scan your computer or you can install it manually. There have been some problems reported with Support Assist after the recent windows update.

Is Dell SupportAssist worth the money?

You can, of course, after reviewing the benefits it provides, but my take — especially on machines older than a couple of years — is that it’s not worth the expense. Second, the SupportAssist tool will keep working, and driver and BIOS updates — if any are available — will continue to be installed if you like.