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60% of PCs block this file from running.
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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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RegDeleteKeyA, RegCreateKeyExA, RegOpenKeyExA, RegQueryInfoKeyA, RegEnumValueA, RegDeleteValueA, RegQueryValueExA, RegSetValueExA, RegCloseKey, RegEnumKeyA
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:   7.7.1 (1680.42)
MD5:   af43c4f7f3c8bc95dad95024f96cdc4a
SHA1:   d7d4d511def33aeb6c2a734f981f9c994cc0292f
SHA256:   6348f6d8f301c5f7290b963d6923e389414adfbcf6aed562a32245bcadc05580

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 Alternative 3.2.2 from KL Software and QuickTime Alternative 3.2.2 by KL Software.


File name:qttask.exe
Publisher:Apple Inc.
Product name:QuickTime
Description:QuickTime Task
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\quicktime\qttask.exe
File version:7.7.1 (1680.42)
Product version:QuickTime 7.7.1 (1680.42)
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.
3% 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 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
Codec Guide
12% remove
K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of audio and video codecs for Microsoft Windows that enables the operating system and its software to play various audio and video formats generally not supported by the operating system itself. The Full edition includes 31 additional components and four additional tools beyond those included in the Standard edition, as well as adding video encoding capabilities to Microsoft Windows PCs. However, no enc...
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.
7% remove
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...
Microsoft Corporation
6% remove
The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.6 helps customers understand their application compatibility situation by identifying which applications are compatible with the Windows 7® and Windows Vista® operating system and which require further testing. ACT helps customers lower their costs for application compatibility testing, prioritize their applications, and deploy Windows more quickly.
NaturalSoft Limited
7% remove
NaturalReader is a text-to-speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy-to-use software can read to you any text such as Microsoft Word files, webpages, PDF files, and E-mails. NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV. NaturalReader has many other functions, such as audio editor and OCR. With audio editor, you can be your own sound editor by recording, merging and editing audio files...
8% remove
Recuva is a data recovery program and is able to recover files that have been "permanently" deleted and marked by the operating system as free space. As with other file recovery programs Recuva works by looking for unreferenced data, but if the operating system has written new data over a deleted file then recovery will often not be possible.
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.
TeamViewer GmbH
6% remove
Remote control any computer or Mac over the internet within seconds or use TeamViewer for online meetings. Open multiple remote sessions in tabs, just like in your browser. For an optimal overview, you can also open all the monitors belonging to a remote computer in separate tabs. You won't miss a thing because opened tabs will always flash when new activity occurs on the remote computer, e.g. a new chat message from a customer.


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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