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What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,603
United States Rank #11,951
Reach 0.0094%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.92 days
853.06 days >
Average installed length: 448.22 days


20.0.4017.807 28.65%
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QuickBooks Simple Start 2010 Free Edition

What is QuickBooks Simple Start 2010 Free Edition?  (from Intuit)

The small business accounting features in QuickBooks Simple Start provide essential accounting tools while leaving out more advanced features that can be confusing or unnecessary for small businesses. QuickBooks Simple Start is easy to learn and easy to use, and is an ideal long-term solution for sole proprietors and m...  Read more


QuickBooks Simple Start 2010 Free Edition is a software program developed by Intuit. The most common release is 20.0.4001.807, 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. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 267.51 MB (280,505,817 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 88% of users of QuickBooks Simple Start 2010 Free Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: QuickBooks.intuit.com
Help link: www.quickbooks.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\intuit\quickbooks 2010
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /I {06A9E630-DBA6-4D92-9DE7-A235AA6496C7} UNIQUE_NAME="atomlimited" QBFULLNAME="QuickBooks Simple Start 2010" ADDREMOVE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 267.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by QuickBooks Simple Start 2010 Free Edition

Program executable:qbw32.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\intuit\quickbooks 2010\qbw32.exe
Additional files:
  • abmapi.DLL - QuickBooks for Windows (QuickBooks Library)
  • Accountant.DLL
  • AccountRegistersUI.DLL
  • AutoBackupEXE.exe - AutoBackupEXE MFC Application
  • BizUtil.dll
  • cindexdb.dll
  • CLRProfiler.dll
  • DatabaseManager.DLL
  • DBManagerExe.exe - QuickBooks Utility Application
  • convert_stub.dll - Quicken for Windows (Quicken Convert Library)
  • qwutil7.dll - Quicken 99 for Windows (Quicken Utility Library)
  • cdintf.dll (by Amyuni Technologies http://www.amyuni.com) - Amyuni Common Driver Interface (Common Driver Interface DLL)
  • 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
  • acXMLParser.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.7.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.7.0)
  • BopSdkRequestProcessor.dll - BopSdkRequestProcessor
  • BusinessObjectProvider.dll - BusinessObjectProvider
  • dbcon11.dll (by iAnywhere Solutions) - SQL Anywhere (SQL Anywhere Connection and ODBC Dialog Display)
  • AxSHDocVw.dll
  • BackupLib.dll
  • boost_regex-vc90-mt-p-1_33.dll
  • boost_serialization-vc90-mt-p-1_33.dll
  • convertible.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AutoBackupEXE.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Mary Jane Eller Retirement 1279420479' (runs weekly on Fridays at 8:00 PM).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AutoBackupEXE.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\AutoBackupEXE.exe'.

How do I remove QuickBooks Simple Start 2010 Free Edition?

You can uninstall QuickBooks Simple Start 2010 Free Edition 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 2010 Free Edition, 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 2010 Free Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.89%
Windows Vista 11.35%
Windows 10 9.73%
Windows XP 7.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.55%
Windows 7 Professional 13.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.56%
Windows 10 Home 6.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.33%
  Canada 2.00%
  United Kingdom 2.00%
  South Africa 0.67%
  Malaysia 0.67%
  Hong Kong 0.33%
  Nicaragua 0.33%
  Thailand 0.33%
  Colombia 0.33%
  Qatar 0.33%
  Australia 0.33%
  India 0.33%
  New Zealand 0.33%
  BB 0.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.60%
Hewlett-Packard 34.40%
Toshiba 9.60%
Acer 8.00%
Lenovo 4.00%
ASUS 3.20%
Sony 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.54%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.65%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.65%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 1.77%
HP TouchSmart tm2 Noteboo... 1.77%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 1.77%

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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