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Should I remove Gateway 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 #24,021
United States Rank #15,993
Reach 0.0076%


2.01.3007 0.67%
2.01.3003 0.67%
2.00.3008 1.33%
2.00.3006 1.33%
1.01.3023 0.67%
1.01.3016.0 8.00%
1.01.3012 4.00%
1.01.3003 3.33%
1.00.3000 80.00%

Gateway Quick Access


Gateway Quick Access is a program developed by Gateway. The most used version is 1.00.3000, 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 29 files and is usually about 6.25 MB (6,558,267 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. While about 82% of users of Gateway Quick Access come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gateway.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Quick Access\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i {C1FA525F-D701-4B31-9D32-504FC0CF0B98} BOOTSTRATOR=1 GPRODUCTNAME="Gateway Quick Access" BRANDNAME="Gateway" 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 Gateway Quick Access

Program executable:quickaccess.exe
Name:Quick Access
Path:C:\Program Files\gateway\gateway quick access\quickaccess.exe
Additional files:
  • DevCtrl.dll (by Acer Incorporate) - Quick Access (DevCtrl)
  • QAEvent.exe (by Acer Incorporate) - QAEvent
  • QALauncher.exe - QALauncher
  • QAMsg.exe - QAMsg
  • QASvc.exe - QASvc
  • QAToastCreator.exe - QAToastCreator
  • RMSvc.exe - RMSvc
  • AcrHttp.dll - AcrHttp

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • QALauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Quick Access Quick Launcher'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • QALauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Quick Access Quick Launcher.
2 Services
  • QASvc.exe runs as a service named 'QASvc' (QASvc) "Quick Access 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 Gateway Quick Access?

You can uninstall Gateway 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 Gateway 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 Gateway Quick Access.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.87%
  Mexico 7.25%
  Canada 5.70%
  Japan 3.11%
  TT 0.52%
  BS 0.52%
  Poland 0.52%
  United Kingdom 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.33%
Hewlett-Packard 0.67%
Common models
Gateway NE-522 35.14%
Gateway NE510 15.54%
Gateway NE722 14.86%
Gateway NV510P 9.46%
Gateway NE512 7.43%
Gateway NE511 4.05%

About Gateway

Gateway (acquired by Acer Inc.
Publisher URL: www.gateway.com


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