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Should I remove Acer Quick Access?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #509
United States Rank #580
Reach 1.2940%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.74 days
198.85 days >
Average installed length: 104.48 days


2.01.3028 0.10%
2.01.3025 0.09%
2.01.3018 0.18%
2.01.3017 0.05%
2.01.3015 0.79%
2.01.3014 1.03%
2.01.3013 0.12%
2.01.3012 1.35%
2.01.3010 0.25%
2.01.3009 0.85%
2.01.3008 2.18%
2.01.3007 2.28%
2.01.3006 1.51%
2.01.3004 1.33%
2.01.3003 4.27%
2.01.3002 0.64%
2.01.3001 0.84%
2.00.3008 6.51%
2.00.3006 4.51%
2.00.3005 8.75%
1.01.3023 4.45%
1.01.3022 0.10%
1.01.3020 0.34%
1.01.3018 8.28%
1.01.3016.0 25.28%
1.01.3014.0 2.32%
1.01.3012 10.81%
1.01.3010 1.67%
1.01.3007 0.03%
1.01.3003 0.33%
1.00.3000 8.77%

Typically installed together

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Acer Quick Access

What is Acer Quick Access?

Part of Acer software for Windows 8, the Quick Access software provides features to adjust settings on the user's PC.

About  (from Acer)

Acer Quick Access makes it fast and easy to adjust the settings you use most often. You can quickly toggle individual wireless devices on or off, change power-off USB charge settings, modify network sharing options, and much more.


Acer Quick Access is a program developed by Acer. The most used version is 1.01.3016.0, 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. 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 quickaccess.exe. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 6.25 MB (6,558,267 bytes). QAUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. While about 46% of users of Acer Quick Access come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Quick Access\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i {C1FA525F-D701-4B31-9D32-504FC0CF0B98} BOOTSTRATOR=1 GPRODUCTNAME="Acer Quick Access" BRANDNAME="Acer" ISDT=0 INSTALLDRIVER=0
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.25 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Acer Quick Access

Program executable:quickaccess.exe
Name:Quick Access
Path:C:\Program Files\acer\acer quick access\quickaccess.exe
Additional files:
  • DeployTool.exe - Live Updater (Assistance Tool)
  • DevCtrl.dll (by Acer Incorporate) - Quick Access (DevCtrl)
  • DustDefender.exe - DustDefender
  • ePowerButton_NB.exe - ePowerButton_NB
  • ListCheck.exe - ListCheck
  • ModeThemes.exe (by Acer Incorporate) - Quick Access Themes
  • QAAdminAgent.exe - QAAdminAgent
  • QAAgent.exe - QAAgent
  • QADPI.exe - QADPI
  • QAEvent.exe - QAEvent
  • QALauncher.exe - QALauncher
  • QALockHandler.exe - QALockHandler
  • QALSvc.exe - QALSvc
  • QAMsg.exe - QAMsg
  • QARadioCtrl.exe - QARadioCtrl
  • QAStart.exe - QAStart
  • QASvc.exe - QASvc
  • QAThemes.exe - QAThemes
  • QAToastCreator.exe - QAToastCreator
  • QAToasts.exe - QAToasts
  • QAUpdate.exe - QAUpdate
  • QAWiFiPowerSwitch.exe - QAWiFiPowerSwitch
  • RMSvc.exe - RMSvc
  • SetAPM.exe - SetAPM Application
  • SunlightReading.exe - SunlightReading
  • TsDotNetLib.dll - TsDotNetLib
  • UpgradeTool.exe - Care Center
  • SwitchLock.exe - SwitchLock
  • QAToast.exe - QAToast
  • CSharpAnalytics.Net45.dll (by Attack Pattern) - CSharpAnalytics
  • AcrHttp.dll - AcrHttp

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • QALauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Quick Access Quick Launcher'.
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • QAWiFiPowerSwitch.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Quick Access Wi-Fi Power Switch.
  • QALauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Quick Access.
  • ePowerButton_NB.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Power Button.
3 Services
  • QASvc.exe runs as a service named 'Quick Access Service' (QASvc) "Quick Access Service".
  • QALSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Quick Access Local Service' (QALSvc) "Quick Access Local Service".
  • RMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Quick Access RadioMgr Service' (RMSvc) "Quick Access RadioMgr Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • QuickAccess.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Quick Access' and executes as C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Quick Access\QuickAccess.exe.

How do I remove Acer Quick Access?

You can uninstall Acer Quick Access 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 Acer Quick Access, 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 Acer Quick Access.

Win 10 100%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 48.79%
Windows 8.1 28.95%
Windows 8.1 Connected 9.87%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.99%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.44%
Windows 8.1 Connected Sin... 1.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.54%
  Italy 8.34%
  United Kingdom 7.09%
  Germany 6.44%
  Canada 5.17%
  France 4.17%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Spain 2.31%
  Australia 2.15%
  Brazil 2.02%
  Norway 1.07%
  Sweden 1.01%
  Belgium 0.92%
  DK 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.97%
Lenovo 0.01%
Hewlett-Packard 0.01%
Toshiba 0.00%
Common models
Acer Aspire ES1-512 6.96%
Acer Aspire E5-571 6.10%
Acer Aspire E5-573G 4.01%
Acer Aspire E5-571G 3.72%
Acer Aspire E5-521 2.78%
Acer Aspire E5-575G 2.63%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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