Why does the Download Assistant re-install it? I don’t need of use it for anything now.
Not all Steinberg products have yet been converted to the new Steinberg Licensing system. In particular there is a lot of existing vstsound content (sample sets) for which our customers will need to keep using the eLicenser at least in the near future. Thus SDA keeps the eLicenser Control Center up to date. (It also updates the Steinberg Activation Manager and the Steinberg Library Manager.)
But I don’t have any of those installed. Doesn’t AM know that?
I’m afraid not, at least not as things stand.