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Should I remove Canon Quick Menu?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #315
United States Rank #338
Reach 1.8808%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.35 days
570.91 days >
Average installed length: 299.97 days


2.8.5 1.18%
2.8.0 0.55%
2.7.1 3.98%
2.7.0 2.22%
2.6.2 0.09%
2.6.1 4.30%
2.6.0 1.86%
2.5.0 4.63%
2.4.1 3.60%
2.4.0 8.79%
2.3.0 6.78%
2.2.2 0.67%
2.2.1 16.94%
2.2.0 4.85%
2.1.0 13.26%
2.0.0 26.30%

Typically installed together

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Canon Quick Menu

What is Canon Quick Menu?

Canon Quick Menu is a utility that enables users to start the Canon programs and manuals included with various devices.


Canon Quick Menu is a software program developed by Canon. The most common release is 2.0.0, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is cnqmmain.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 63.11 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 27.49 MB (28,827,885 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 49% of users of Canon Quick Menu come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.usa.canon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Canon\Quick Menu
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Canon\Quick Menu\uninst.exe" /UninstallRemove C:\Program Files\Canon\Quick Menu\uninst.ini
Estimated size: 27.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Canon Quick Menu

Program executable:cnqmmain.exe
Name:Canon Quick Menu
Path:C:\Program Files\canon\quick menu\cnqmmain.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • CNMPU.DLL - Canon Inkjet Printer Driver for Microsoft Windows (Inkjet Port Utility module)
  • CNQMSWCS.EXE - Canon Quick Menu Image Display
  • uninst.exe - Canon IJ Utility Uninstaller (UNINST)
  • CNSEMAIN.EXE - Canon Solution Menu EX
  • MainDLL.dll - Canon IJ TIM Main DLL
  • PreparationDLL.dll - Canon IJ TIM Pre DLL
  • CCL.DLL - CANON Utilities CCL
  • CNQMACNF.EXE - Canon Quick Menu (Canon Quick Menu Residence Config)
  • CNQMINST.EXE - Canon Quick Menu Installer
  • CNQMLNCR.EXE - Canon Quick Menu Launcher
  • CNQMULNC.EXE - Canon Quick Menu Update Launcher
  • CNQMUPDT.EXE - Canon Quick Menu Updater
  • CNMLC.DLL - cnmlc
  • MUI.dll - MUI
  • UnZip.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CNQMMAIN.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{8858B62B-9C94-4793-B239-90A679488B7F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CNQMMAIN.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CanonQuickMenu.
Startup File (User Run)
  • CNQMMAIN.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CanonQuickMenu' and executes as C:\Program Files\Canon\Quick Menu\CNQMMAIN.EXE /logon.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CNQMMAIN.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CanonQuickMenu' which loads as C:\Program Files\Canon\Quick Menu\CNQMMAIN.EXE /logon.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CNQMMAIN.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Canon\Quick Menu\CNQMMAIN.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:63.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011623698%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00048614%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00067623%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:901,739
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:5.13 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:51.43 MB
Total CPU:0.0013597579%
Kernel CPU:0.00062056%
User CPU:0.00073920%
CPU cycles/sec:43,996,036
I/O reads/min:15.69 KB
Memory:24.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0011108947%
Kernel CPU:0.00065816%
User CPU:0.00045273%
CPU cycles/sec:159,348
I/O reads/min:383 Bytes

How do I remove Canon Quick Menu?

You can uninstall Canon Quick Menu 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 Canon Quick Menu, 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 Canon Quick Menu.

Win 10 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.20%
Windows 7 43.71%
Windows Vista 3.82%
Windows XP 2.27%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.16%
Windows 10 Home 21.65%
Windows 8.1 12.37%
Windows 7 Professional 7.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.31%
Windows 10 Pro 6.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.76%
  Germany 11.51%
  United Kingdom 6.53%
  France 4.68%
  Italy 3.83%
  Canada 2.95%
  Netherlands 2.84%
  Australia 2.59%
  Austria 1.20%
  Belgium 1.10%
  Sweden 0.98%
  Spain 0.72%
  Norway 0.72%
  Japan 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.15%
Dell 18.95%
Acer 18.86%
ASUS 11.30%
Toshiba 7.82%
Lenovo 4.88%
Medion 3.62%
Samsung 3.08%
Intel 0.83%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.59%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.10%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.97%

About Canon

Canon is a manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers and computer printers.
Publisher URL: www.canon.com


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