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Should I remove QuickConnect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,482
United States Rank #6,365
Reach 0.0224%


4.1 13.80%
4.0 9.73%
3.9 13.12%
3.8 12.67%
3.7 6.11%
3.6 5.20%
3.5 11.76%
3.4 7.01%
3.3 1.36%
3.2 9.95%
3.00.0000 0.23%
1.00.0000 9.05%

Typically installed together



QuickConnect is a software program developed by Qwest. The most common release is 4.1, 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 QuickConnect.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 17.81 MB (18,673,442 bytes). The installed file QuickConnectClientUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 99% of users of QuickConnect come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Qwest.com
Help link: www.qwest.com/residential/customerService/contactus/dsl.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Qwest\QuickConnect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4998FF95-709A-430A-B104-92A009ABB848}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 17.81 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by QuickConnect

Program executable:QuickConnect.exe
Name:Qwest High-Speed Internet QuickConnect
Path:C:\Program Files\Qwest\QuickConnect\QuickConnect.exe
Additional files:
  • WSMonitor.dll - WSMonitor Tool (WSMonitor)
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library SHDocVw
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library Shell32
  • QuickConnect.exe - Qwest High-Speed Internet QuickConnect
  • QuickConnectClientInterop.dll
  • QuickConnectClientResources.dll
  • QuickConnectClientSupport.dll
  • QuickConnectClientUpdater.exe
  • AxInterop.SHDocVw.dll
  • QuickConnectLaunch.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • QuickConnect.exe is scheduled as a task named 'QuickConnectSupportTask' (runs daily at 1:14 PM).
  • QuickConnectLaunch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{86B42448-9D20-475E-A0F8-76FC9A391A43}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • QuickConnect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Qwest\QuickConnect\QuickConnect.exe'.

How do I remove QuickConnect?

You can uninstall QuickConnect 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 QuickConnect, 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 QuickConnect.

Win Vista (SP2) 36%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 38.24%
Windows 7 36.65%
Windows XP 19.23%
Windows 10 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.81%
Windows 7 Professional 3.44%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.21%
Windows 10 Home 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.69%
  Australia 0.39%
  Canada 0.39%
  United Kingdom 0.26%
  Hong Kong 0.13%
  France 0.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.20%
Dell 33.22%
Toshiba 8.31%
Gateway 6.31%
Acer 4.65%
Intel 2.33%
Sahara 1.99%
American Megatrends 1.33%
ASUS 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.85%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.79%
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.26%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 3.19%
HP-Pavilion NC689AA-ABA s... 1.60%
GATEWAY GT5438 1.60%

About (from Qwest)

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms.
Publisher URL: www.centurylink.com


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