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Should I remove HP QuickLook?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,930
United States Rank #18,741
Reach 0.0274%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.87 days
202.75 days >
Average installed length: 106.53 days


VersionDistribution 5.36% 1.29% 1.85% 18.67% 22.55% 3.70% 41.77% 2.40%

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HP QuickLook

What is HP QuickLook?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Just push the HP info button on your business notebook. HP QuickLook 2 springs to life in about ten seconds.2 you then have immediate access to information from your microsoft office outlook program. HP QuickLook 2 enables this fast access by proactively capturing information and storing it outside your computer’s oper...  Read more


HP QuickLook is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named quicklook_Vista.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 13.99 MB (14,672,597 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 20% of users of HP QuickLook come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickLook\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{63336149-808B-40B0-A047-97B4508965C8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.99 MB
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by HP QuickLook

Program executable:quicklook_Vista.exe
Additional files:
  • PIMHtmlSupport.exe - HP QuickLook HTMLtoPNG Helper
  • PimOutlookAddin.dll - HP QuickLook Outlook Add-in
  • PimOutlookAddin_NOFVE.dll
  • hpqnt.dll - hpqnt Dynamic Link Library
  • QLHtmlSupport.exe - QuickLook HTMLtoPNG Helper
  • HPDayStarterService.exe - HP DayStarter service
  • hputils.dll - hputils
  • Cleanup.exe
  • LaunchHelp.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • HPDayStarterService.exe runs as a service named 'HP DayStarter Service' (HPDayStarterService) "This service checks if DayStarter is supported".

How do I remove HP QuickLook?

You can uninstall HP QuickLook 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 HP QuickLook, 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 HP QuickLook.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.56%
Windows 10 8.10%
Windows Vista 3.50%
Windows XP 1.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 56.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.96%
Windows 10 Pro 5.00%
Windows Vista Business 2.41%
Windows 10 Home 2.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.07%
  France 8.23%
  Germany 6.52%
  Netherlands 5.49%
  Sweden 4.80%
  Spain 4.46%
  Italy 3.77%
  Czech Republic 3.43%
  South Africa 2.74%
  United Kingdom 2.74%
  Belgium 2.57%
  Austria 2.40%
  Switzerland 2.23%
  Finland 2.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.06%
Sahara 0.19%
Intel 0.19%
ASUS 0.19%
Lenovo 0.19%
Toshiba 0.19%
Common models
HP ProBook 4510s 17.01%
HP ProBook 4710s 14.02%
HP ProBook 4520s 8.22%
HP EliteBook 8440p 6.54%
HP ProBook 4515s 5.61%
HP ProBook 6540b 5.42%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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