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60% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
Performance resource utilization

VersionsAdditional versions

7.7.5 (1680.95.13) 5.43%
7.7.4 (1680.86) 25.57%
7.7.3 (1680.64) 42.08%
7.7.2 (1680.56) 11.31%
7.7.1 (1680.42) 4.52%
7.7 (1680.34) 2.26%
7.6.9 (1680.9) 2.94%
7.6.8 (1675) 0.90%
7.6.7 (1675) 1.13%
7.6.6 (1673) 0.23%
7.6.6 (1671) 1.13%
7.6.5 (1327.80) 0.45%
7.6 (1292) 0.23%
7.5 (861) 0.68%
7.4 0.23%
7.3.1 0.23%
7.1.6 0.68%


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GetVersionExA, WaitForSingleObject, CreateProcessA, ResetEvent, SetEvent, WaitForMultipleObjects, Sleep, CreateThread, GetLastError, CreateMutexA, LoadLibraryExA, GetModuleHandleA, GetSystemDirectoryA, TerminateProcess, GlobalFree, GlobalAlloc, ReleaseMutex, GetCurrentProcessId, GetConsoleOutputCP, WriteConsoleA, GetTimeZoneInformation, CompareStringW, CompareStringA, FindFirstFileA, GetLocaleInfoW, HeapSize, FlushFileBuffers, GetConsoleMode, GetConsoleCP, VirtualAlloc, HeapReAlloc, IsValidLocale, EnumSystemLocalesA, GetLocaleInfoA, GetUserDefaultLCID, GetDateFormatA, GetTimeFormatA, GetStringTypeW, GetStringTypeA, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, VirtualFree, HeapCreate, HeapDestroy, GetEnvironmentStringsW, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, GetEnvironmentStrings, FreeEnvironmentStringsA, OpenProcess, FindClose, CloseHandle, LoadLibraryA, GetProcAddress, FreeLibrary, CreateEventA, GetModuleFileNameA, WriteConsoleW, SetStdHandle, ReadFile, SetFilePointer, CreateFileA, SetEnvironmentVariableA, RaiseException, InitializeCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, ExitProcess, MultiByteToWideChar, GetFileAttributesA, RtlUnwind, GetCommandLineA, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, GetProcessHeap, GetStartupInfoA, GetCPInfo, InterlockedIncrement, InterlockedDecrement, GetACP, GetOEMCP, IsValidCodePage, TlsGetValue, TlsAlloc, TlsSetValue, TlsFree, SetLastError, GetCurrentThreadId, GetCurrentThread, LCMapStringA, WideCharToMultiByte, LCMapStringW, SetHandleCount, GetStdHandle, GetFileType, DeleteCriticalSection, GetCurrentProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, IsDebuggerPresent, FatalAppExitA, WriteFile, SetConsoleCtrlHandler, InterlockedExchange, SetEnvironmentVariableW
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GetFileVersionInfoSizeA, GetFileVersionInfoA, VerQueryValueA


QuickTime by Apple

Remove QTTask.exe
Version:   7.6.9 (1680.9)
MD5:   0aee5668eb59912f32ff245bfa72465f
SHA1:   3da25de7c019095b69cbf83cbcff9841bb36feea
SHA256:   653978e365b0e72d34e8b3ed1bfcf0237b70b41396bd70ebbbedb31afd77857b

What is QTTask.exe?

QuickTime Task is part of the Apple QuickTime Player, a free multimedia player.

About QTTask.exe (from Apple)

A powerful multimedia technology with a built-in media player, QuickTime lets you view Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media in a wide range of file formats. And it lets you enjoy them


qttask.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It is set to be run when the PC boots and the user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the current user). It is installed with a couple of know programs including QuickTime published by Apple Inc., QuickTime from Apple Inc. and QuickTime by Apple Inc..


File name:qttask.exe
Publisher:Apple Inc.
Product name:QuickTime
Description:QuickTime Task
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\quicktime\qttask.exe
File version:7.6.9 (1680.9)
Product version:QuickTime 7.6.9 (1680.9)
Size:412 KB (421,888 bytes)
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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The following programs will install this file
Apple Inc.
6% remove
QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. QuickTime for Microsoft Windows has always been downloadable as a standalone installation, as well as being bundled with Apple's iTunes. QuickTime Player is limited to only basic playback operations unless a QuickTime Pro license key is purchased.
Apple Inc.
9% remove
Apple's iTunes is a proprietary media player computer program, used for playing and organizing digital music and video files on desktop computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone and iPad. iTunes is an application that allows the user to purchase and manage audio and video on a personal computer, acting as a front end for Apple's QuickTime media player. Officially, using iTunes is required in order to manage the audio of an ...
Apple Inc.
10% remove
QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. QuickTime for Microsoft Windows has always been downloadable as a standalone installation, as well as being bundled with Apple's iTunes. QuickTime Player is limited to only basic playback operations unless a QuickTime Pro license key is purchased.
Apple Inc.
10% remove
QuickTime Player 7 supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files on Snow Leopard and OS X Lion. It also accepts QuickTime 7 Pro registration codes, which turn on QuickTime Pro functions. QuickTime Player 7 will be installed in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder.
8% remove
7% remove
QT Lite is a lightweight version of QuickTime. It contains only the essential components that are required for viewing QuickTime content in your favorite browser.
KL Software
1% remove
QuickTime Alternative is a codec package for Microsoft Windows for playing QuickTime media, normally only playable by the official QuickTime software distribution from Apple Inc. QuickTime Alternative consists of codec libraries extracted from the official distribution, including the official QuickTime plugin required for playing QuickTime files (.MOV, .QT and others) in web browsers such as Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, and al...
3% remove
Serena Software Inc.
1% remove
11% remove
The following filetypes are enabled and SUPPORTED by the installation of the Vista Codec Package. amr | mpc | ofr | divx | mka | ape | flac | evo | flv | m4b | mkv | ogg | ogv | ogm | rmvb | xvid All of the above filetypes can be queued to the Windows Media Player Playlist using a right-click.
win.rar GmbH
11% remove
WinRAR is a file archiver and data compression utility that supports RAR, and ZIP and can unpack ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, EXE and 7z compressed archives. Version 5 uses the RAR5 archive format that cannot be managed by old versions of WinRAR. This format features a maximum 1GB dictionary (only in 64bit version), better multicore support, it removes multimedia, text and itanium binaries special compression algorithms.


Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'QTTask.exe' → "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
  • 'QuickTime Task' → "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'QuickTime Task' → "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 7.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.50%
Windows 8 4.50%
Windows 8 Pro 4.50%
Windows 8.1 3.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 3.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.00%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 0.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Language Preview 0.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
Windows 7 Starter 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 56.06% of QuickTime.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 18.15%
Toshiba 17.78%
ASUS 14.07%
Sony 9.63%
Acer 7.04%
Intel 5.19%
American Megatrends 1.11%
Sahara 0.74%
Samsung 0.74%
NEC 0.74%
MSI 0.74%
Lenovo 0.74%
Alienware 0.37%
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