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What is qw.exe?

Part of Quicken for Windows by Intuit

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How does qw.exe run?

Process - qw.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does qw.exe start?

Scheduled task - qw.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '{7AC9B8E6-0060-4517-9375-8A7F8E91F71C}' and is triggered by the Registration action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the qw.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of qw.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is qw.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU86.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
74.26 MB RAM344.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
184 GDI objects122.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          25 context switches/sec25.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\quicken\qw.exe

Are there other versions of Quicken for Windows?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: qw.exe
Publisher: Intuit Inc. (verified)
Name: Quicken for Windows
Description: Quicken Launcher
Size: 79.84 KB
Original file name: qw.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Intuit
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/27/2010
Expiration date: 5/28/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000127036%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000040358%
User CPU: 0.00000866782023%
Privileged CPU time: 7176.05 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,679,148,035
Context switches /sec: 25
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 367.29 MB
Peak committed memory: 385.32 MB
Paged memory: 74.26 MB
Peak paged memory: 79.27 MB
Paged system memory: 455.13 KB
Non-paged system memory: 50.46 KB
Working set memory: 8.78 MB
Peak working set memory: 90.72 MB
Min working set memory: 1.49 MB
Private memory: 74.26 MB
Page faults: 524,287
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3,832
Total read transfer: 5.93 MB
Total write operations: 31
Total write transfer: 16.59 KB
Total other operations: 785,586
Total other transfer: 2.53 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 184
Peak GDI objects: 197
USER objects: 730
Peak USER objects: 784
Handle count average: 486
Thread count average: 21
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 64-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Quicken2011\qw.exe"

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {7AC9B8E6-0060-4517-9375-8A7F8E91F71C}
Command: \{7AC9B8E6-0060-4517-9375-8A7F8E91F71C}

Image hashes

MD5: ab4b029fe17b9c8e8f3d07998b8dfb7d
SHA-1: dd96ed8ebd7124732d279ad9434e32f76511a84e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
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