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Should I remove Google Quick Search Box?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #7,028
United States Rank #4,188
Reach 0.0610%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.07 days
444.54 days >
Average installed length: 233.57 days


1.2.1151.245 99.92%
1.2.1150.154 0.08%

Other programs by Google Inc

Google Quick Search Box

What is Google Quick Search Box?

Google Quick Search Box (GQSB) is an application launcher and desktop search tool developed by Google. It allows users to search files, URLs, and contacts on their computer, as well as performing actions on the results. Like other Google products such as the Chrome browser, QSB is open-source software. Google Desktop maintains its own index of files for searching. It also indexes Gmail messages. QSB uses OS's built-in indexing technology, Spotlight. Because of this, QSB is less resource-intensive than Google Desktop. However, there are drawbacks. QSB does not support indexing of Gmail messages, and some aspects do not function if Spotlight is disabled.

About  (from Google Inc)

Search for anything from contacts & music to web content. Launch applications whether they're on your computer or online.
  • Automatically starts with Windows

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/quicksearchbox
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Google\Quick Search Box
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Google\Quick Search Box\GoogleQuickSearchBoxSetup.exe" /force /standalone /uninstall
Estimated size: 5.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Google Quick Search Box

Program executable:GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe
Name:Google Quick Search Box
Path:C:\Program Files\Google\Quick Search Box\GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe
Additional files:
  • GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe - Google Quick Search Box
  • GoogleQuickSearchBoxSetup.exe - Google Quick Search Box Setup
  • qsb_setup.exe
  • qsb.exe - Quick Search Box
  • qsb.dll - Google Quick Search Box Dll
  • qsb64.dll - Google Quick Search Box 64-Bit Helper Dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Google Quick Search Box' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Google\Quick Search Box\GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe" /autorun.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.61 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010797464%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00021584%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00086390%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,598,786
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:682.35 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:19.24 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Google Quick Search Box?

You can uninstall Google Quick Search Box 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 Google Quick Search Box, 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 Google Quick Search Box.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.06%
Windows Vista 39.32%
Windows XP 12.39%
Windows 10 4.16%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 31.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.49%
Windows 7 Professional 5.64%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.40%
  United Kingdom 8.46%
  Canada 3.55%
  Australia 2.09%
  Israel 0.79%
  India 0.51%
  New Zealand 0.51%
  Netherlands 0.45%
  Ireland 0.34%
  South Africa 0.28%
  Greece 0.28%
  Germany 0.28%
  Malaysia 0.28%
  Norway 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.72%
Hewlett-Packard 34.03%
Toshiba 7.18%
Acer 6.93%
Intel 3.09%
American Megatrends 1.98%
Gateway 1.49%
Sahara 0.87%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 7.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.53%
Dell Inspiron 530 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.05%
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.21%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.58%

About Google Inc

Google provides Internet-based products and services such as advertising technologies, internet search, cloud computing, and software.
Publisher URL: www.google.com


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