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File: qttask.exe
Name: Quick Time Tray Icon
Product: QuickTime
Manufacturer: Apple Computer
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware): Rating

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User feedback

There were 1283 user requests for that file. 20 users classify it as harmless. 4 users classify it as not so dangerous. 18 users classify it as neutral. 15 users considered the file to be suspicious. 8 users classify it as bad and recommend to delete qttask.exe. 3 users didn't classify it ("don't know").

RatingQuick Time Video Tray Icon Alex
RatingUsed to Automatically Launch Quicktime Window When a .Mov Is clicked on in Web Site Belial555
RatingApple's Quick Time Tray Icon which enables you to start Quick Time from the System Tray (from version 5 onward). entfernen
Ratingan optional useless auto startup for quicktime player, disable it to save memory
RatingIt is very easily infected w/ viruses Nicole
Ratingquicktime player
RatingQuicktime task program - just delete the exe file if you're annoyed by it. thewhug
RatingApple's Quicktime Plug-In for your browser. it allows you to quickly view .MOV movies from inside of a web page. It is a component of the Quicktime Player Package.  link for more info Nathan
RatingAnnoying and hard to disable permanantly.
RatingU get it going on websites & looking 4 videos Fuego
RatingThis is NOT the browser plug-in, and it is NOT required to play Quicktime files at all! It's basically a shortcut that takes two megs of ram. Remove it!.  link for more info WeaselSpleen
RatingNot dangerous but annoying as hell. I cant get the damn thing to stay out of my startup!! jude
RatingMy system was hanging 5-10 seconds after startup every time. Removing qttask.exe in startup which fixed the problem. Harald
RatingI know suddenly it appeared in my systray, and I don't have QT installed. Had to use the syscomfig to disable startup, and edit registry to remove the freaking thing TimMac
RatingExtremely annoying. Windows 98 will not shut down when this is running. Hangs. Keeps reappearing after removal from msconfig startup. Rox
RatingPart of Quicktime. Annoying, but not harmful. Xtra_Zero
RatingPiece of shit application - memory hogger, always adds itself to the 'Run' section of the registry. Unecessary. Prebba
RatingHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and delete the entry. Also delete the folder at Ian Wilkinson
RatingYou can prevent it from starting with msconfig. Go to Run... type msconfig & under startup uncheck qttask. on next restart and prompting, tell msconfig NOT to come up after reboot. Solarity
RatingBeeinflusst die Grafik-und Soundfähigkieten besonders und stört unheimlich. Das Abspielen von Videos, Lieder oder Fotos ist nicht möglich! qttask
RatingAnnoyin. Deleted the .exe from program directory, then out of reg. All better! lumen8r
RatingInstalled with Quicktime web browser plug-in. Not dangerous. Consumes 1 Mo of RAM. To prevent it running, remove registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Quicktime Task". Titi
RatingQuicktime icon sits in your system tray. Remove by right clicking it, select QuickTime Preferences and then untick QuickTime system tray icon Martin
Ratingtotally unnecessary... get it's startup off your registry... EclipsE
RatingIt caused my Internet Explorer to crash on a constant basis. Jake
Rating(Registry Info for XP:) In "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" you'll find "quicktime task" with the value "c:\programfiler\quicktime\qttask.exe -atboottime". Remove it to avoid the file from loading on boot. Frode
RatingIf you dont want this process to startup every time u start windows, go to the location of the .exe, right click, click on security tab and deny the permissions. When you want to play any Quick time application, u can allow permissions the same way. I tried everything to remove it from my startup..but in vain. Finally disabled permissions and it worked!! Manoj
RatingCrappy buggy piece of softtware, unfortunatelly installed with quicktime. the program eats more than 2 MB of RAM and it does nothing useful other than send information to about the movies you are watching. The information is stored in a small log file in your computer and sent in bursts to in an encripted format. John Topio
Ratingnon dangereux, c'est Quicktime Pascal
RatingNot virus or spyware actually, but still Very annoying on most OS's. Remove it ! Per
RatingIt's the tray icon of Apple's Quick Time. I advice to disable it because it's just a drainage of memory Black Dragon
RatingIt suddenly appeared after I got cable, and everytime my 'puter is messed up, getting rid of QT fixes it. sullengirl
RatingKeeps locking up my computer! Rob D
RatingIt is one of the many progams that appear when I click Ctrl+Alt+Del and is keeping me from defragmenting my disk drive PattiB
Ratingit's 100% useless - all features of quicktime work without it. completely not needed, to get rid of it block it from starting (DON"T delete, just disable, otherwise it will be recreated when you run quicktime) up using Spybot. also close it after you run quicktime, usually it pops up and stays, wastes cpu and ram and has no purpose. or you can just block the process from ever running (go to Administrative tools on start menu, then to Local Security settings-- software restric. policies-- add. rules, action- new hash rule, browse for file and it will never run again).
RatingQuick Time Tray Icon  link for more info Tamanaco
RatingTells me I have no disk in hdd 12,13,14 and 15. A pain to keep cancelling the warning windows Clark Miller
RatingErase The Icon on task bar, then go to the IE and delete vandutch
RatingApple QuickTime file that thinks its doing you a favor by auto-starting with your PC (common now with almost every program) cept this stupid thing keeps returning even when removed from registry & file is deleted. seems when QT is run, the program checks changes & deletion, & undoes whatever you did to remove it. VERY ANNOYING & resource hogging, but not dangerous. NYC Wolf
Ratingits quick time plugin for IE but unnecessraily adds in the startup,can be removed by deleting HKLM\Software\Microsoft\windows\current version\run Jayesh
Ratingbox comes up every time i start up. when i deleted the file my autorun for cd drive was disabled. Chris
RatingI used XTeQ to prevent this task running on startup. Now my win2k system doesn't hang forever when closing down and boots quicker! Guy
Ratinggot it when I said I wanted to download QuickTime, but then I decided not to install. icon stayed even though QuickTime isn't intalled El
Ratingcan be stopped from loading using app called 'starter' by codestuff  link for more info skow
Ratingall of a sudden, this process tries to access my cd-rom drive, when there is NO reason AT ALL. djigoressie
Ratingit auto starts-up and runs 88% of the time according to Task Manager, slows everything down... jj
RatingQuicktime is essential if you watch any video online, mostly. Also if you have iTunes, you need it. Don't delete! anonymous
RatingIt attempts to take over your media file extentions. careful while installing it to not let it do this... and its from Crapple AlmightySR
RatingTo unload qttask.exe from system tray permanently, right click icon - Quick Time Preferences - Browser Plug-in - then REMOVE CHECK from Quick Time system tray icon. Adil
Ratingreal pain in the a...s just unchecked the file if is in ur start up .. reebot .. scan with an antispy like avg , or freedom .if still there . .go to the registry and take out manally Cruzado!
RatingQuicktime taskbar - to remove, right click on it, select quicktime preferences, go to "Browser plugin", in that there is an option "QT taskbar", remove that. alps
RatingI could not open preferencec while in Systems. It would not let me remove. I renamed in "a pain". I was then able to remove from systems. Silly but worked. I received it on my computer going to the War of the Worlds site, and immediately got it without even watching a trailer. durbinjoseph
Ratingi wrote a program to keep quicktime from running at startup. it removes any running quicktime processes and removes startup information  link for more info tim hibbard
Ratingtries to keep quicktimes file type preferences from being changed. can be stopped with spybots teatimer. scott808
Ratingqttask.exe produced by Apple, installs a tray bar icon which links to the Apple QuickTime video streaming tool. This program is a non-essential system process, and is installed for ease of use. NATHAN
RatingPart of QuickTime; looks for disks in all drives on startup and reports error (wrongly) if a disk isn't found. JT
Ratingnot harmful, but not something i especially want
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