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Should I remove AVG Quick ThreatScan?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%


qts-1.12.3-c6b1-1d-norm-is 37.50%
qts-1.12.3-c4b2-1d-large-is 25.00%
qts-1.12.3-c4b1-1d-norm-is 37.50%

AVG Quick ThreatScan

What is AVG Quick ThreatScan?  (from AVG Technologies)

AVG Quick ThreatScan scans and detects malicious threats such as viruses, spyware, adware and more. Takes just seconds to download. Ultra-fast scan performs virus check in 2-3 minutes.


AVG Quick ThreatScan is a program developed by AVG Technologies. The most used version is qts-1.12.3-c6b1-1d-norm-is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is qtsd.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 47.89 MB (50,220,826 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 89% of users of AVG Quick ThreatScan come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Slovakia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avg.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avg quick threatscan
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AVG Quick ThreatScan\Uninstall.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 47.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVG Quick ThreatScan

Program executable:qtsd.exe
Name:AVG Quick ThreatScan
AVG Quick ThreatScan User application
Path:C:\Program Files\avg quick threatscan\qtsd.exe
Additional files:
  • avgcorex.dll - AVG Internet Security (AVG Scanning Core Module)
  • avgdumpx.exe - AVG Crash Dumper
  • avgavsdkux.dll - AVG SDK (AVG SDK anti-virus scanner C++ inteface module)
  • avgdiagex.exe - AVG Quick ThreatScan (AVG Quick ThreatScan Crash Handler)
  • qtsscand.exe - AVG Quick ThreatScan Scanning service
  • qtstray.exe - AVG Quick ThreatScan Tray application
  • Uninstall.exe - AVG Quick ThreatScan Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • qtsscand.exe runs as a service named 'AVG Quick ThreatScan' (AVG Quick ThreatScan) "AVG Quick ThreatScan Scanning Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • qtsd.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'QTS Daemon' and executes as "C:\Program Files\AVG Quick ThreatScan\qtsd.exe" -nogui.

How do I remove AVG Quick ThreatScan?

You can uninstall AVG Quick ThreatScan 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 AVG Quick ThreatScan, 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 AVG Quick ThreatScan.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 13%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 75.00%
Windows 8 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.89%
  Canada 5.56%
  Slovakia 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 71.43%
Dell 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 580 12.50%
BIOSTAR Group A780L3L 12.50%
LENOVO 4311 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1067c 12.50%

About AVG Technologies

AVG Technologies is a global leader in security software, protecting more than 110 million consumers and small business computer users in 167 countries.
Publisher URL: www.avg.com


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