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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,089
United States Rank #32,757
Reach 0.0135%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.79 days
259.37 days >
Average installed length: 136.28 days


7.0 66.67%

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QSS Installation Program

What is QSS Installation Program?

The QSS (Quick Security Setup) feature of various TP-LINK routers is designed to help setup the security functionality of the device. By default QSS is enabled and standard wireless security is disabled. The main program that runs in the background is QSS.exe.

About  (from TP-LINK)

TP-LINK 11N Wireless Routers support QSS (Quick Security Setup) function which complies with WPS which helps to standardize and simplify ways of setting up and configuring security on a wireless network. Traditionally, users would have to manually create a wireless network name (SSID), manually enter a creative, yet pr...  Read more


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 main program executable is jswscapp.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 2.77 MB (2,908,629 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.us/article/?id=171
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\QSS
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{153898EE-EECA-471E-8E33-C8485EA84C07}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.77 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by QSS Installation Program

Program executable:jswscapp.exe
QSS for Wireless
Path:C:\Program Files\tp-link\qss\jswscapp.exe
Additional files:
  • jswnwstore.dll (by Atheros Communications) - Jumpstart for Wireless (Jumpstart for Wireless Native Wifi profile interface)
  • jswpsapi.exe (by Atheros Communications) - JumpStart (Jumpstart for Wireless API)
  • jswscimd.dll (by Wireless) - wsimd (Intermediate Driver Interface)
  • jswtrayutil.exe - QSS (Tray Utility for QSS for Wireless)
  • jswpbapi.exe (by Wireless) - PushButton Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • jswscapp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D5E291E1-31BA-4224-A8C0-067BD7019EF9}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • jswpsapi.exe runs as a service named 'JumpStart Wi-Fi Protected Setup' (jswpsapi) "Provides support for JumpStart using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.".
  • jswpbapi.exe runs as a service named 'JumpStart Push-Button Service' (jswpbapi) "Provides push-button support for JumpStart using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • jswtrayutil.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'jswtrayutil' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\QSS\jswtrayutil.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00000695%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:52,277
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.38 MB
Total CPU:0.0000628110%
Kernel CPU:0.00002048%
User CPU:0.00004233%

How do I remove QSS Installation Program?

Quickly and completely remove QSS Installation Program from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall QSS Installation Program 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 QSS Installation Program, 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 QSS Installation Program.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.32%
Windows XP 27.51%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows 8 6.35%
Windows Server 2003 0.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 25.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.39%
Windows 7 Professional 7.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.07%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 12.30%
  Germany 7.49%
  Poland 5.35%
  Brazil 4.81%
  DZ 4.81%
  Italy 4.81%
  Australia 4.28%
  United Kingdom 4.28%
  Spain 3.74%
  Peru 3.21%
  France 2.67%
  Israel 2.67%
  Canada 2.14%
  Greece 2.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.55%
Dell 22.12%
Hewlett-Packard 13.27%
American Megatrends 11.50%
ASUS 4.42%
Sahara 2.65%
Samsung 1.77%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 2.91%
ECS G31T-M7 2.91%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 1.94%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.94%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.94%


TP-Link is a manufacturer of computer networking products whose products include routers, switch, wireless equipment, ADSL modems, and network adapters for PCs.
Publisher URL: www.tp-link.com


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