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Should I remove QuickSet?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,408
United States Rank #1,485
Reach 0.2604%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.38 days
955.33 days >
Average installed length: 501.95 days


9.4.14 0.06%
9.4.11 0.23%
9.4.7 2.40%
9.4.6 1.03%
9.4.2 0.19%
9.2.19 0.12%
9.2.18 3.90%
9.2.17 8.14%
9.2.16 0.02%
9.2.13 5.34%
9.2.12 0.19%
9.2.11 3.20%
9.2.10 1.11%
9.2.8 7.39%
9.2.7 1.48%
9.2.6 2.32%
9.0.13 0.04%
9.0.12 3.29%
9.0.10 1.34%
9.0.9 0.27%
9.0.8 0.35%
8.2.20 27.03%
8.2.17 6.96%
8.2.14 8.48%
8.2.12 0.45%
8.2.4 0.08%
8.0.13 5.12%
8.0.11 5.73%
7.2.13 0.14%
7.2.12 0.78%
7.2.11 2.83%

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What is QuickSet?  (from Dell)

Dell QuickSet provides you with easy access to configure or view Network connectivity, Power management, Display and System information. Depending on what you want to do in Dell™ QuickSet, you can start it by either clicking, double-clicking, or right-clicking the QuickSet icon, , in the Microsoft® Windows® taskbar. T...  Read more


QuickSet is a program developed by Dell. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Dell computers. The most used version is 8.2.20, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 programs's main executable is quickset.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 6.62 MB of memory. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 4.01 MB (4,201,461 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 73% of users of QuickSet come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

QuickSet is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4B6AD248-D3BF-426A-8D64-847288154F13}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by QuickSet

Program executable:quickset.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
Dell QuickSet provides access to configure or view settings for network connectivity, power management, display and system information. Dell QuickSet runs with a system tray icon in the notification area of windows on the task bar.
Additional files:
  • BacklitKB.exe - Keyboard Backlighting Control Panel
  • AlsSlider.ocx - AlsSlider ActiveX Control Module
  • button.exe - Button Configuration Application
  • WiFiLocator.exe
  • WiFiLocator_.exe
  • Brightness.exe - Brightness Control Panel
  • LocProfiler.exe - Location Profile Manager
  • checkXPSLFX.exe - CheckXPS Application (CheckXPSLFX Application)
  • installXPSLFX.exe - installX Application
  • NicConfigSvcDlg.exe - Internal Network Card Power Management Dialog
  • MobilityCenter.exe - MobilityCenter (Windows Mobility Center Extensible Tiles)
  • mobilitycenter64.exe
  • battery.exe - Battery Meter
  • dadkeyb.dll - Dell QuickSet (dadkeyb Dynamic Link Library)
  • LaunchPnlSupport.dll - LaunchPnlSupport Dynamic Link Library
  • QSResource.dll - QuickSet Resource DLL
  • nicconfigsvc.exe - NicConfigSvc (Internal Network Card Power Management Service)
  • HotKeys.exe - Hotkeys
  • TabUI.exe - QuickSet
  • Gaming.exe - Gaming
  • QSUI.exe (by Dell inc) - QSUIV
  • QSUIV.exe (by Dell inc)
  • outlookext.dll - OutlookExt Dynamic Link Library
  • itunesdellxpsfx1.dll
  • itunesdellxpsfx2.dll
  • itunesdellxpsfx3.dll
  • vis_xps.dll - waDellXPSLFX plugin (waDellXPSLFX Dynamic Link Library)
  • wmpdellxps.dll - WmpDellXPS Module
  • qsui.resources.dll
  • qsuiv.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • quickset.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9A4AE8C0-E24C-4643-AEDB-A2DC14A56C43}' (runs on registration).
  • NicConfigSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Energieverwaltung der internen Netzwerkkarte' (nicconfigsvc) "Verbessert die Akkubetriebsdauer mithilfe der Option, den internen Ethernet-Netzwerkakapter zu deaktivieren, wenn das System mit Akkustrom betrieben wird und das Netzwerkkabel ausgesteckt ist.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • quickset.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'quickset.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • quickset.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'QuickSet' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005326553%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00042889%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010376%
0.015104% average

How do I remove QuickSet?

You can uninstall QuickSet 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 QuickSet, 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 QuickSet.

Win Vista (SP2) 72%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 81.96%
Windows 7 16.06%
Windows 10 1.81%
Windows XP 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 60.81%
Windows Vista Home Basic 15.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.49%
Windows Vista Business 2.93%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.71%
  United Kingdom 7.18%
  Canada 3.49%
  Germany 2.10%
  France 1.58%
  Australia 1.34%
  India 0.88%
  Brazil 0.77%
  Netherlands 0.69%
  Ireland 0.67%
  Iran 0.57%
  Japan 0.55%
  Belgium 0.54%
  Spain 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.23%
Hewlett-Packard 0.30%
Acer 0.30%
ASUS 0.14%
Sony 0.02%
Lenovo 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 19.23%
Dell Inspiron 1545 17.26%
Dell Studio 1737 7.29%
Dell Inspiron 1720 5.53%
Dell XPS M1530 4.41%
Dell Studio 1537 3.80%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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