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11% remove it89% keep it
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United States Rank #23,521
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VersionDistribution 6.56% 50.82% 13.11% 21.31% 8.20%

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QBFC 8.0

What is QBFC?

QBFC 8.0 is a set of .NET classes which allow you to build XML requests that QuickBooks can understand using objects. It also wraps some other QuickBooks COM components that allow you to send those XML requests to QuickBooks, so that QuickBooks can process them.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is QBLaunch.exe. The software installer includes 106 files and is usually about 66.52 MB (69,747,811 bytes). QBExcel2003ReportUpdater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: developer.intuit.com
Help link: developer.intuit.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7139C864-6D17-4C2E-97B9-82F25576080D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 66.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by QBFC 8.0

Program executable:QBLaunch.exe
Name:QuickBooks Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBLaunch.exe
Additional files:
  • addinmgr2.dll - QuickBooks for Windows (QuickBooks Library)
  • axlbridge.exe - AXLBridge Module
  • CoLocator2.dll
  • crashRpt.dll - QuickBooks File Doctor Tool
  • FileDiag.dll
  • Merlin.dll
  • NetworkRepairUtil.dll
  • PermissionMgr.dll
  • QBDBPortFinder.DLL
  • QBExcel2003ReportUpdater.dll - Excel Addin for QuickBooks to update report
  • QBExcelAdaptor.exe
  • QBExcelAdaptor_64bit.exe
  • QBInstanceFinder.dll
  • QBObjProxy.dll
  • QBRequestAdaptor.exe
  • QBServerUtilityHelper.dll
  • QBVersionTool.dll - QBVersionTool
  • qbwps.dll
  • sdksubscription.dll - SDKSubscription module (QuickBooks SDK Library)
  • svcxutil.dll
  • QBLaunch.exe - QuickBooks Launcher
  • QBSDKCOMUtil.dll - QBSDKCOMUtil Module
  • QBXMLRP2.dll - QBXMLRP2 Module
  • sdkparse.dll - SDKPARSE module
  • QBFC10.dll - qbFC10 Module (QuickBooks SDK Foundation Classes)
  • qbfc4.dll - qbFC4 Module
  • qbfc8.dll - qbFC8 Module
  • qbfc5.dll - qbF5 Module
  • qbfc6.dll
  • qbfc7.dll - qbF7 Module
  • QuickBooksMsgs.DLL - QuickBooks
  • QBFD.exe - QBFD
  • QBExcel2007ReportUpdater.dll
  • QBExcel2007ReportUpdater_64bit.dll
  • Interop.QBInstanceFinder.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'QBInstanceFinder'.
  • Interop.NetFwTypeLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NetFwTypeLib'.
  • Interop.QBXMLRP2.dll - Assembly imported from type library QBXMLRP2Lib
  • CFScan.dll
  • COMEvtBroadcaster.dll
  • GraphSeriesCol.dll
  • QBCFMonitorService.exe - QuickBooks Company File Monitoring Service
  • QBServerUtilityMgr.exe - QuickBooks Database Server Manager
  • NetworkRepairCore.dll - NetworkRepairCore
  • ManagedUtilities.dll - ManagedUtilities
  • FDTFileUpload.dll - FDTFileUpload
  • DBRepairCore.dll - DBRepairCore
  • FileDrUtilities.dll - Utilities
  • boost_regex-vc100-mt-1_47.dll
  • boost_regex-vc80-mt-p-1_33.dll
  • boost_regex-vc90-mt-p-1_33.dll
  • Interop.NATUPNPLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • QBCFMonitorService.exe runs as a service named 'QBCFMonitorService' (QBCFMonitorService) "QuickBooks Company File Monitoring Service".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • QBLaunch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBLaunch.exe'.
  • QBCFMonitorService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.85 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0091163978%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00631877%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00279763%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:79,975
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:773 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove QBFC?

You can uninstall QBFC 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 QBFC 8.0, 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 QBFC.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.93%
Windows 10 22.95%
Windows XP 9.84%
Windows Vista 3.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.84%
Windows 8.1 6.56%
Windows 10 Pro 4.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.61%
  Canada 13.04%
  United Kingdom 2.17%
  South Africa 1.09%
  Taiwan 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.91%
Hewlett-Packard 30.91%
Lenovo 16.36%
Acer 5.45%
Toshiba 3.64%
American Megatrends 1.82%
Samsung 1.82%
Intel 1.82%
Common models
HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC 5.36%
HP 500B Microtower 3.57%
LENOVO 20CD0033US 1.79%
LENOVO 10B80058US 1.79%
HP-Pavilion NY810AV-ABA e... 1.79%

About Intuit

Intuit develops financial and tax preparation software and related services for accountants, small businesses, and individuals and developes the personal finance programs Quicken and TurboTax as well as QuickBooks, a small business accounting program .
Publisher URL: www.intuit.com


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