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Should I remove HP Quick Launch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
44% remove it56% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #145
United States Rank #87
Reach 4.1420%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.29 days
923.16 days >
Average installed length: 485.05 days


3.0.8 0.00%
3.0.7 0.11%
3.0.6 16.53%
3.0.5 0.34%
3.0.4 2.90%
3.0.3 10.68%
2.7.2 29.12%
2.7.1 0.02%
2.6.3 4.48%
2.6.2 1.33%
2.5.3 0.01%
2.5.2 7.84%
2.4.4 5.01%
2.4.3 1.60%
2.4.1 0.33%
2.3.6 13.01%
2.2.7 1.65%
2.2.6 0.51%
2.1.5 4.21%
2.1.4 0.10%
2.0.13 0.02%
2.0.10 0.18%

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard

HP Quick Launch

What is HP Quick Launch?

This program contains the HP Quick Launch Software, which enables special function keys on supported notebook models to be programmed. For example, the HP Quick Launch Software enables users to press the Fn+ESC keys to view system information. This software works with the supported operating systems.


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is 2.7.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is _853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 3.53 MB (3,697,152 bytes).

HP Quick Launch is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the HP PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Hewlett-Packard Company
URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{EB58480C-0721-483C-B354-9D35A147999F}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{EB58480C-0721-483C-B354-9D35A147999F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.53 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Quick Launch

Program executable:_853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe
Additional files:
  • _853F67D554F05449430E7E.exe
  • _6FEFF9B68218417F98F549.exe
  • C2RICONS.EXE (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Office 2010 (Microsoft Office 2010 component)
  • CVH.EXE (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler
  • CVHSHARED.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler Shared Dll
  • CVHSVC.EXE - Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Service
  • MAPICLIENT.DLL - Microsoft Virtual Office Simple Mapi Proxy Client
  • MAPISERVER.EXE - Microsoft Virtual Office Simple Mapi Proxy Server
  • OWSSuppFactory.dll - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support for Virtual Office
  • OWSSuppPS.dll - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support proxy/stub
  • ProtocolHandlerFactory.dll - Search MAPI Protocol Handler
  • ProtocolHandlerPS.dll - Search MAPI Protocol Handler proxy/stub
  • VirtualOWSSuppHost.exe - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support Host
  • VirtualOWSSuppHostPS.dll - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support Host proxy/stub
  • VirtualOWSSuppManager.exe - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support Manager
  • VirtualOWSSuppManagerPS.dll - Microsoft SharePoint Client Support Manager proxy/stub
  • VirtualSearchHost.exe - Search MAPI Protocol Handler Host
  • VirtualSearchHostPS.dll - Search MAPI Protocol Handler Host proxy/stub
  • VirtualSearchProtocolHost.exe - Search MAPI Protocol Handler Manager
  • VirtualSearchProtocolHostPS.dll - Search MAPI Protocol Handler Manager proxy/stub

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • CVH.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{FD95A840-B437-401A-8538-B8F95EE6627D}' (runs on registration).
  • C2RICONS.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{C9D0AF2A-4179-4A5C-A53B-BA0FF5C4894F}' (runs on registration).
  • CVHBS.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{64BEDBED-C756-48AA-933F-B35E0D971927}' (runs on registration).
  • OFFICEVIRT.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{3B23BCDA-6BDB-437D-B180-6439CB4337D7}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • CVHBS.EXE runs as a service named 'LogMeIn Rescue (f7a3ef7a-741b-4c27-8ea8-4c5d4de596ce)' (LMIRescue_f7a3ef7a-741b-4c27-8ea8-4c5d4de596ce).
  • CVHSVC.EXE runs as a service named 'Client Virtualization Handler' (cvhsvc) "Client Virtualization Handler Service (unlocalized description)".
Startup File (User Run)
  • CVH.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'OfficeSyncProcess' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\virtualization handler\cvh.exe" /quietlaunch "MSOSYNC 9014006604090000".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CVHBS.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'InboxAce Home Page Guard 64 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\INBOXA~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • CVHSVC.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Virtualization Handler\CVHSVC.EXE'.
  • CVH.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\virtualization handler\cvh.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001679723%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011813%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004984%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:19,902
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:83 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:6.88 MB
Total CPU:0.0010585593%
Kernel CPU:0.00079093%
User CPU:0.00026763%
CPU cycles/sec:56,547
I/O reads/min:330 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
Memory:2.26 MB
Total CPU:0.0003438751%
Kernel CPU:0.00028268%
User CPU:0.00006119%
CPU cycles/sec:12,092
I/O reads/min:58 Bytes
I/O writes/min:16 Bytes

How do I remove HP Quick Launch?

Quickly and completely remove HP Quick Launch from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP Quick Launch from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HP Quick Launch, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HP Quick Launch.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 44%
Keep it 56%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.89%
Windows 8 31.01%
Windows XP 0.08%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.56%
Windows 8.1 14.42%
Windows 8 11.27%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.85%
Windows 7 Professional 2.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.55%
  United Kingdom 4.84%
  Canada 3.27%
  Italy 2.90%
  France 2.64%
  Germany 1.92%
  Australia 1.83%
  Brazil 1.25%
  Netherlands 1.12%
  India 1.12%
  Mexico 1.06%
  Spain 1.02%
  Belgium 0.92%
  Sweden 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.58%
Acer 0.19%
Dell 0.12%
ASUS 0.06%
Lenovo 0.02%
Sahara 0.02%
American Megatrends 0.01%
Alienware 0.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 18.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 13.30%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 10.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.54%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.66%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.57%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com

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Eleven Coolover a year ago
This isn't "necessary" but I keep it because I use at least one of those quick launch keys at least once every day. This is basically the program that gives the action keys meaning in Windows. It makes the function keys have those alternative features (E.g. brightness+, brightness-, monitor switch, sound+, sound-, etc..). If you are considering uninstalling because you accidentally hit those action keys, there is a quick fix for that. By default, the action keys perform the associated action when pressed and the "fn" key must be held for those keys to actually be considered a function key (E.g. F1, F2, F3, etc..). You can swap the way it works from the bios. Then they work like normal function keys by default and the "fn" key must be held down for them to be action keys.