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Should I remove Qwest Windows Live Toolbar Buttons?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,992
United States Rank #13,994
Reach 0.0060%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.78 days
878.52 days >
Average installed length: 461.60 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Qwest Windows Live Toolbar Buttons

What is Qwest Windows Live Toolbar Buttons?

Qwest Toolbar is a Community Toolbar by Conduit that runs in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox Web browsers. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar will attempt to change the browser's home page and search provider settings during installation (sometimes this is an option provided to the user but is checked by default) and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar. It also may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. This is a PPI (pay per install) toolbar. For each install and for every month the user whose web browser this is installed into remains installed, the publisher gets paid by Conduit a few cents depending on the country of install.


A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Qwest.com
Help link: www.qwest.com/residential/customerService/contactus/dsl.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Qwest\Qwest Windows Live Toolbar Buttons
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{693EF7BC-C5CA-43E6-AFA8-1F3FB63A8D92}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Language: English

How do I remove Qwest Windows Live Toolbar Buttons?

You can uninstall Qwest Windows Live Toolbar Buttons 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 Qwest Windows Live Toolbar Buttons, 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 Qwest Windows Live Toolbar Buttons.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Qwest Windows Live Toolbar Buttons you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 43.22%
Windows Vista 29.66%
Windows XP 22.88%
Windows 10 4.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 28.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.22%
Windows 10 Home 3.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.71%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.02%
  Singapore 0.49%
  United Kingdom 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.40%
Hewlett-Packard 40.40%
Gateway 5.05%
Acer 3.03%
American Megatrends 2.02%
Sahara 2.02%
Sony 2.02%
Toshiba 2.02%
Compaq 2.02%
ASUS 1.01%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 560 3.67%
Dell Studio Slim 540s 2.75%
Compaq-Presario NY540AA-A... 1.83%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.83%
Dell Inspiron 1440 1.83%
Dell Inspiron 545 1.83%

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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