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Should I remove QuickBooks Simple Start 2008?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #17,958
United States Rank #9,780
Reach 0.0133%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.35 days
600.29 days >
Average installed length: 315.40 days


18.0.4011.606 0.38%
18.0.4010.606 9.51%
18.0.4008.606 0.38%
18.0.4006.606 0.76%
18.0.4005.606 4.18%
18.0.4003.606 59.32%
18.0.4001.606 25.48%

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QuickBooks Simple Start 2008


QuickBooks Simple Start 2008 is a software program developed by Intuit. The most common release is 18.0.4003.606, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named qbw32.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 271.16 MB (284,330,659 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 89% of users of QuickBooks Simple Start 2008 come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: QuickBooks.intuit.com
Help link: www.quickbooks.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2008\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /I {8ED4E82B-8CEA-40DE-826C-37AC7B941F81} UNIQUE_NAME="atomlimited" QBFULLNAME="QuickBooks Simple Start 2008" ADDREMOVE=1 OEMVENDOR=SONY
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 271.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by QuickBooks Simple Start 2008

Program executable:qbw32.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\intuit\quickbooks 2008\qbw32.exe
Additional files:
  • abmapi.DLL - QuickBooks for Windows (QuickBooks Library)
  • Accountant.DLL
  • AccountRegistersUI.DLL
  • AutoBackupEXE.exe - AutoBackupEXE MFC Application
  • BizUtil.dll
  • cindexdb.dll
  • DatabaseManager.DLL
  • DBManagerExe.exe - QuickBooks Utility Application
  • convert_stub.dll - Quicken for Windows (Quicken Convert Library)
  • acfpdf.dll (by AMYUNI Technologies http://www.amyuni.com) - Amyuni Document Converter
  • acfpdfnt.dll (by AMYUNI Technologies http://www.amyuni.com) - Amyuni Document Converter User Interface
  • acfpdfu.dll
  • acfpdfuamd64.dll
  • acfpdfui.dll
  • acfpdfuia64.dll
  • acfpdfuiamd64.dll
  • acfpdfuiia64.dll
  • dbmlhttps9.dll (by iAnywhere Solutions) - Adaptive Server Anywhere (MobiLink HTTPS Stream)
  • dbmlrsa9.dll (by iAnywhere Solutions) - MobiLink RSA TLS Stream
  • acXMLParser.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.7.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.7.0)
  • BopSdkRequestProcessor.dll - BopSdkRequestProcessor
  • AxSHDocVw.dll
  • BackupLib.dll
  • boost_regex-vc80-mt-p-1_33.dll
  • boost_serialization-vc80-mt-p-1_33.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AutoBackupEXE.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Sceptre Ministries International 1230648896' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 11:30 PM).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DBManagerExe.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2008\DBManagerExe.exe'.

How do I remove QuickBooks Simple Start 2008?

You can uninstall QuickBooks Simple Start 2008 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 QuickBooks Simple Start 2008, 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 QuickBooks Simple Start 2008.

Win Vista (SP2) 69%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 78.79%
Windows 7 15.15%
Windows XP 3.41%
Windows 10 2.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 69.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.54%
Windows Vista Business 7.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.05%
Windows 7 Professional 1.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.73%
  Iran 3.52%
  Mexico 0.94%
  Canada 0.94%
  United Kingdom 0.70%
  Brazil 0.47%
  New Zealand 0.47%
  Indonesia 0.47%
  PR 0.47%
  Australia 0.23%
  India 0.23%
  Greece 0.23%
  Honduras 0.23%
  Argentina 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 89.69%
Dell 3.59%
Hewlett-Packard 3.14%
Toshiba 3.14%
Acer 0.45%
Common models
Sony VGN-FW235J 4.55%
Sony VGN-NR430E 4.55%
Sony VGN-NS140E 4.09%
Sony VGN-NS110E 4.09%
Sony VGC-JS110J 3.64%
Sony VGN-NR498E 3.64%

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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