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How to remove an QTTask error


QTTask.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. 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 QTTask.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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QTTask.exe file information

The process known as QuickTime Task or Windows Explorer or Logical Disk Service or QuickTime

belongs to software QuickTime or QuickTime Task or Browser Toolbar or Microsoft Windows Operating System or K-Lite Mega Codec Pack or Acoustica Effects Pack or QuickTime Alternative or Storm Codec

by Apple Computer (www.apple.com) or Apple (www.apple.com) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or MS.

Description: QTTask.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder or in C:\ - common is C:\Program Files\QuickTime\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 98,304 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 282,624 bytes and 37 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/qttask.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). QTTask.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with QTTask.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ QuickTime or K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, consult Apple’s Customer Service or update the program to the latest version.

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If QTTask.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 28,672 bytes (81% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes and 4 more variants. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no file description. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. QTTask.exe is able to monitor applications.

If QTTask.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 20% dangerous. The file size is 282,624 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes, 155,648 bytes, 286,720 bytes or 77,824 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). QTTask.exe is able to monitor applications.
If you run into problems with QTTask.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ QuickTime or AVM FRITZ!DSL.

If QTTask.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 28,672 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes or 791,654 bytes.

If QTTask.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 799,744 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 155,648 bytes.

If QTTask.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 799,744 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 466,944 bytes.

If QTTask.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 799,744 bytes.

If QTTask.exe is located in the folder "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 155,648 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "QuickTime Task" is not required to run at start up. System Tray access to Apple's "Quick Time" viewer from version 5 onwards

Important: Some malware also uses the file name QTTask.exe, for example Win32:Spyware-gen (detected by Avast), and Packed.Win32.Klone.bp or Trojan.Win32.Buzus.dcdh (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the QTTask.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.



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User Comments

is a quicktime application
  annoymous  
By removing it from my task tray my windows 7 display immediately turned to normal and prevented all the processes from running at start up that were using my power. Only then was I able to delete it. Could not delete it using control panel as it does not show up on the list given for uninstalling/repairing etc.
  Harry  
it is a hijacker on some computers
  ryza  
it's quicktime, therefore you should get rid of it and use something else.
  chairman  
It is the Quick Time Task and it turns Windows 7 theme to basic
  Ahmed  
Do not have this app on your computer, delete it immediately!! Especially with Windows 7. Restart and watch the immediate improvement without it !
  Nosall  
it starts running hundreds of qttask.exe processes and i dont know what to do. uses 100% cpu, im barely able to make my computer function
  ben  
I'm concerned because it is located in a Run- folder not the Run folder
  Sam  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of QTTask.exe: based on 198 votes with 9 reviews.
64 users think QTTask.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 10 users think it's probably harmless. 53 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 29 users suspect danger. 42 users think QTTask.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 23 users don't grade QTTask.exe ("not sure about it").


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