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Should I remove Qwest Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,719
United States Rank #5,598
Reach 0.0285%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)


1.1 21.55%
1.0 78.45%

Typically installed together

Qwest Installer


Qwest Installer is a software program developed by Qwest. The most common release is 1.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named qwesttouchpointagent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 3.38 MB (3,548,490 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 99% of users of Qwest Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and KN.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Qwest.com
Help link: www.qwest.com/residential/customerService/contactus/dsl.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Qwest\Desktop
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C96FF998-45BD-411E-9253-B7F2660FE280}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Qwest Installer

Program executable:qwesttouchpointagent.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\qwest\desktop\qwesttouchpointagent.exe
Additional files:
  • DownloadManagerResources.dll - Qwest High-Speed Internet Download Manager Resource
  • InstallationCDResources.dll - Qwest High-Speed Internet Installation Resource
  • FacilitatorClientResources.dll - Qwest High-Speed Internet Facilitator Resource
  • FacilitatorClientInterop.dll - Qwest High-Speed Internet Facilitator
  • HighSpeedInternetResources.dll - Qwest High-Speed Internet Resource
  • QwestInstaller.exe - Qwest High-Speed Internet
  • QwestInstallerApp.exe
  • WSMonitor.dll - WSMonitor Tool (WSMonitor)
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • Qwest.Desktop.Shared.dll - DesktopShared

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • QwestInstaller.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{229C9B6D-4801-4211-83A5-1A5A49ACC22B}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • QwestTouchPointAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'QwestTouchPointAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Qwest\Desktop\QwestTouchPointAgent.exe" /autostart.

How do I remove Qwest Installer?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.75%
Windows Vista 25.25%
Windows XP 11.25%
Windows 8 1.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.66%
Windows 7 Professional 4.82%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.42%
  Canada 0.29%
  KN 0.15%
  Philippines 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.04%
Dell 34.98%
Toshiba 10.25%
Acer 8.13%
Gateway 3.18%
Intel 2.83%
ASUS 1.77%
American Megatrends 1.41%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.98%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.72%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.33%
Dell Inspiron 530s 1.86%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.86%

About (from Qwest)

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms.
Publisher URL: www.centurylink.com


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