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What is QLBCtrl.exe?

QLBCtrl.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if QLBCtrl.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

QLBCtrl.exe file information

The process known as QLB Controller or Quick Launch Buttons belongs to software HP Quick Launch Buttons (version 6.10 B9, 6.20 B1, 6.10 A2, 6.10 A1, 6.00 G2, 6.20 D3, 6.00 E2, 6.00 D2, 6.30 J1, 6.20 F2, 6.10 C1, 6.40 F1, 6.40 D3, 6.40 B2, ...) or HPAsset component for HP or HPAsset component for HP Active or Adobe Flash Player (version 10 ActiveX) or Verizon FiOS Media Manager by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com).

Description: QLBCtrl.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. QLBCtrl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 159,744 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 131,072 bytes and 17 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/qlbctrl.exe.html 
It is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can also do the following:
  1) uninstall HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.20 B1 or HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.10 B9 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)
  2) ask the www.hp.com's Customer Service for advice.

Recommended: Identify QLBCtrl.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as QLBCtrl.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the QLBCtrl.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

HP Pavillion Notebook Quicklunch Buttons.
Its the Quick Launch Button Control process for HP laptops / computers. If its causing problems, just end the process in task manager. It has prevented me from launching some apps (Supreme Commander - Forged Alliance). After killing the process - no worries
  Ben Kitzelman   (further information)
gives instruction 0x004094ad memory cannot be read
  George Olayo  
HP says: "This package enables customers to program the Quick Launch Buttons on the keyboard or to use the default settings"
It was using up 40% of my CPU so I terminated it. It did nothing to my computer, it still works. But now the fans aren't blaring!
CPU HOG when running at same time as printing pdf document on my HP Pavilion dv7, using PDF-XChange viewer and HP OfficejetJ6480 printer
  Philip Stompe  
It is controlling touch and keyboard on your HP Computer
  Teodor J├Ânsson  
I disabled it in msconfig startups in 2011 and have not missed it in two years.
  Dave Osley  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of QLBCtrl.exe: based on 12 votes with 8 user comments.
One user thinks QLBCtrl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade QLBCtrl.exe ("not sure about it").

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