What is Logitech Download Assistant and is it malicious?

Answer:

logitech download assistant in the windows 10 taksbar

Logitech download assistant is a software for installing and managing drivers and updates for Logitech devices. It works both on Windows 10 and Windows 11. The software automatically checks for new updates if you have a Logitech device connected.

This application is usually present on computers or laptops where there is Logitech hardware installed. Most often these are mice, keyboards or webcams. 

Usually Logitech download assistant sneaks in onto your PC as a driver install/update.

Logitech download assistant it is not malicious. It is a software developed by Logitech and targeted toward Logitech device user and their driver updates.

There is no malicious code in Logitech’s download assistant. The software is developed by Logitech for updating drivers for their devices.

Can you disable Logitech download assistant 

If you don’t have any Logitech devices like keyboard or mouse it is a good idea to remove the assistant from startup or uninstall the software altogether. 

When you disable the Logitech download assistant, you will not lose any functionality. No Logitech device needs it to operate properly. The software updates notifications will probably stop after you remove the software.

To disable Logitech download assistant do the following:

  • Hold Win + R, type msconfig and click OK. 
  • The System Configuration window will appear
  • Navigate to the Startup tab
  • Click the Task manager link
  • Uncheck/disable the Logitech download assistant component
  • Reboot

To uninstall Logitech download assistant do the following:

  • Hold Win + I, type msconfig and click OK. 
  • Use the left menu and navigate to the Apps section
  • In the App list search bar type Logitech download assistant
  • Select the item 
  • Click the Uninstall button
  • Reboot