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What is c:\windows\qttask.exe?


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AnAngelLady

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Hi all, I hope someone can help. ;) All of a sudden I have a qttask running in my start up, when I went to msconfig, I found c:\windows\qttask.exe. I have never seen it before and do not know what it is and or if it is malware, or spyware. I have checked with windows and microsoft. They come up with a blank when I search for it. I found you when I took the search to the internet. I ran spyware blaster, spyware doctor, a2squared malware and it comes up clean. I have Nortons antivirus. So do I have a spyware that is not recognized yet? :tazz: Or is it a program that was downloaded that I knew nothing about? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Have a good day. Linda
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Just incase anyone is wondering this in the future and doesn't already know, qttask quicktime's process, and seems to be entirely harmless.
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I'm having a royal time trying to get rid of the qttask.exe file. I have seen some of your answers, but for the life of me when I go to regedit, I don't know where HKLM is. Anyway, I understand it's not really destructive, but it's become a matter of wills now, and I will prevail. Please, can someone help me get this off my computer.
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For future reference
HKLM is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
HKCR is HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
HKCU is HKEY_CURRENT_USER
HKU is HKEY_USERS
HKCC is HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG

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Michelle

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The legitimate QuickTime file should be located here:

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

or here for 9X

C:\Windows\System\qttask.exe

May be something Something sneaky...

Edited by bananafanafo, 30 April 2005 - 02:20 AM.

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