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Should I remove AMD Quick Stream?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #417
United States Rank #358
Reach 1.5102%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.92 days
204.27 days >
Average installed length: 107.33 days


VersionDistribution 17.34% 0.91% 5.44% 1.99% 6.22% 10.39% 0.06% 19.34% 4.01% 2.39% 1.71% 27.36% 0.80% 0.02% 1.90% 0.07% 0.04%

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AMD Quick Stream

What is AMD Quick Stream?

AMD Quick Stream Technology is an Internet stream optimization software powered by AppEx Networks’ IPEQ (IP End to end Quality Of Service) technology that prioritizes and shapes the Internet data streams flowing in and out the PC, allowing the high-priority streams and apps to dynamically enjoy the better network resources when competing the limited bandwidth with other less important ones. At the sametime it boosts the overall Internet performance by shaping both the inbound and outbound traffic to eliminate or reduce the chances of traffic congestions. AMD Quick Stream Technology offers the end users smoother and enhanced Internet experiences.

About  (from Advanced Micro Devices)

AMD Quick Stream was created to prioritize and manage applications dynamically in a bandwidth challenged environment.Normal OS mechanisms can handle simple scenarios where there is plenty of bandwidth for all running applications but as soon asthere is more bandwidth demand than available bandwidth then the normal mana...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.appexnetworks.com.cn
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AMD Quick Stream\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AMD Quick Stream\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AMD Quick Stream

Program executable:appexacceleratorui.exe
Name:AppEx Accelerator
AppEx Accelerator UI
Path:C:\Program Files\amd quick stream\appexacceleratorui.exe
Additional files:
  • snetcfg.exe (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (network config sample)
  • appexDrv.sys (by AppEx Networks) - AppEx Accelerator L.E. (AppEx Accelerator LWF/WFP Driver L.E.)
  • apxInst.dll (by AppEx Networks) - AppEx Accelerator (AppEx Accelerator Installation Dll)
  • AMDQuickStream.exe - AMD Quick Stream
  • AQSUI.dll - AMD Quick Stream GUI
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AMDQuickStream.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AppEx Accelerator UI_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2083833525-1811585173-3539461450-1001.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • AMDQuickStream.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AppEx Accelerator UI' and executes as C:\Program Files\AMD Quick Stream\AMDQuickStream.exe -h.
  • AppexAcceleratorUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AppEx Accelerator UI' and executes as "C:\Program Files\AMD Quick Stream\AppexAcceleratorUI.exe" -h.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AMDQuickStream.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AppEx Accelerator UI' which loads as C:\Program Files\AMD Quick Stream\AMDQuickStream.exe -h.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007677898%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00023714%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00053065%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:250,752
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:26 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove AMD Quick Stream?

You can uninstall AMD Quick Stream 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AMD Quick Stream, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AMD Quick Stream.

Win 10 88%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 88.18%
Windows 7 11.80%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 40.20%
Windows 10 Home 20.70%
Windows 8 14.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.75%
Windows 7 Professional 3.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.23%
  Italy 5.60%
  United Kingdom 5.07%
  Canada 4.70%
  Germany 4.67%
  France 2.21%
  Australia 1.70%
  Sweden 1.30%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Mexico 1.21%
  Spain 0.96%
  Norway 0.91%
  Russia 0.65%
  Belgium 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.04%
Lenovo 20.60%
Toshiba 18.84%
Acer 16.81%
ASUS 4.61%
Samsung 3.45%
Medion 1.04%
Dell 0.90%
Sony 0.48%
MSI 0.24%
Common models
LENOVO 80E3 11.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.48%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.87%
LENOVO 20240 3.25%
Acer Aspire E1-522 2.89%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.74%

About Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets.
Publisher URL: www.amd.com

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TXRedover a year ago
Microsoft is upgrading my Windows 8 to 8.1 and before it did that, we were to check on compatibility of drivers; the only non-compatible thing found was AMD Quick Stream. If I remove this, then upgrade to Windows 8.1, will I need to have replaced it with something else? I'm clueless on some things, like drivers
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IT Technicianover a year ago
I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and it came with this AMD Quick Stream software. My wifi worked but when I installed 3G USB modem, it refused to browse. I can ping but not browse. I battled with this for days till I went to Adapter settings (for the 3G modem) and unchecked the AMD Quick Stream, it started working. Is it beneficial? I do not know but I do know that it gave me sleepless nights till I 'fixed' it.