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    "Unknown program"

    I'm running Windows 8 Prof on a new machine.I just noticed a program calle "Quick Share" in my program list.

    Does anyone know what it is. I did not install it. Did it come with Windows 8 or WMC? I can use Revon to remove it but is it necessary for some reason or making other program work?

    I'm at a loss about this. If anyone has an answer your help would be appreciated.

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    It appears it is some kind of file sharing app. Perhaps it is a proprietary app from the PC manufacturer. What manufacturer?
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    The computer is homebuilt and the motherboard is "MSI-B75A-E33" I found the program on Revo uninstaller as "Quick Share"' Does this help to pin it down?

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    Ask the whole world!..... by just Googling it.
    I did, and there is a lot that's been posted about it.

    I have one rule of thumb about programs that I didn't ask for and don't know where they came from...........DELETE IT. Works for me!

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    Good rule of thumb. I'd also run an AV/Am scan on the computer as well.
    I'd hardly consider it normal to find unknown programs on a home built computer.
    You likely installed it inadvertently through another program as crapware.
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    Many of these type apps are piggybacked on other free apps that we want. They should have an Opt Out clause, but not all do. Freeware from CNet download seems to have a lot of junk riding along recently. This just points out how important it is to read ALL screens when installing any apps.
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    Thanks for all your information and support.
    I was hoping someone would know what this program is before I delete it. I don't want to run it and have it install a trojan or malware on my machine.

    I'll wait just a little longer before I delete it. After all it could be part of the operating system. I'm sstill new at Win 8 although the system seems to be running as fast as it could be.

    Again thanks for your help.

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    Werner

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    Do you have a "Quick Share" account with Facebook or some other social media?
    Windows 8 apps on the Modern UI may offer the ability to upload and share files/photos etc.
    If this is the case then leave it alone.
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