What is quickstart.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the quickstart.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Quickstart.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with quickstart
Quickstart.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as (version 3.3, 3.2) or Office Ultra (version 1.3) belongs to software or Office Suite X or Office Ultra by ( or Apache Software Foundation ( or Office Ultra.

Description: Quickstart.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Quickstart.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 384,000 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 393,216 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. quickstart.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with quickstart.exe, you can do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as quickstart.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the quickstart.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

open office application launcher
  Ebula   (further information)
Quick Start for Open Office
  David Compton-Wright   (further information)
open office application launcher
Quickstart.exe is not a Windows core file. It is a problem linked to Openoffice 2.0 software. If you reinstall open office 2.0 the problem no longer exists. Once you uninstall open office 2.0 the quickstart.exe problem reappears. Just locate where the quickstart.exe file exists and remove it. Problem solved!
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I know that after I uninstalled open office that it bothered me untill I open msconfig the microsoft configuration utility and took open office at of the startup list even the it had been removed it still started up but the msconfig fixed that. Fred
  Frederick Goehringer  
If its in the folder leave it alone. It is a shortcut to various applications in
  Al Martinez   (further information)
I need it for a spanish program to install!
  Stephanie Hebard  
To open quickly OpenOffice applications
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Summary: Average user rating of quickstart.exe: based on 11 votes with 10 user comments. 9 users think quickstart.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks quickstart.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade quickstart.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving quickstart issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with quickstart. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the quickstart.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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