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Should I remove QuickTime 7?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38
United States Rank #31
Reach 9.8730%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.06 days
385.34 days >
Average installed length: 202.47 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.77.80.95 3.67%
7.76.80.95 41.47%
7.75.80.95 54.86%

Typically installed together

QuickTime 7

What is QuickTime 7?  (from Apple)

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.

Overview

QuickTime 7 is a software program developed by Apple. The most common release is 7.75.80.95, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named QuickTimePlayer.exe. The setup package generally installs about 158 files and is usually about 58.85 MB (61,706,475 bytes). The installed file SoftwareUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 56% of users of QuickTime 7 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\QuickTime\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{111EE7DF-FC45-40C7-98A7-753AC46B12FB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 58.85 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by QuickTime 7

Program executable:QuickTimePlayer.exe
Name:QuickTime
QuickTime Player
Path:C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe
MD5:f36bceeec0ffa4e14087e2d24e2bdd40
Additional files:
  • ScriptingObjectModel.dll - Apple Software Update
  • SoftwareUpdate.exe
  • SoftwareUpdateAdmin.dll
  • SoftwareUpdateFiles.dll
  • QTPlugin.ocx - QuickTime Control (The QuickTime Control allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages.)
  • Disabled QTTask.exe - QuickTime (QuickTime Task)
  • PictureViewer.exe - PictureViewer
  • QTCF.dll - QuickTime CoreFoundation
  • QTInfo.exe - QTInfo Application
  • QTOControl.dll - QuickTime Control
  • QTOLibrary.dll - QuickTime Library
  • QTTask.exe
  • QTTask.old.exe
  • QTTask_AVG_RESTORED.exe
  • QTUIPanelControl.dll - QuickTime UI Panel Control
  • QuickTimeInstaller.exe - QuickTime Installer
  • QuickTimePlayer.dll - QuickTime Player
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe
  • npqtplugin.dll - QuickTime Plug-in 7.7.6 (The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the <A HREF=http://www.apple.com/quicktime/>QuickTime</A> Web site.)
  • npqtplugin2.dll
  • npqtplugin3.dll
  • npqtplugin4.dll
  • npqtplugin5.dll
  • npqtplugin6.dll
  • corevideolocalized.dll - CoreVideo
  • ExportController.exe - Export Controller
  • ExportControllerPS.dll - Export Controller PS
  • pictureviewer.dll - QuickTime Resource File
  • pictureviewerlocalized.dll
  • qtjavanative.dll - QTJavaNative
  • qtmlclient.dll - QuickTime Client DLL
  • quicktime.dll
  • quicktimeaudiosupportlocalized.dll - QuickTime Audio Support
  • quicktimeauthoringlocalized.dll - QuickTime Authoring
  • quicktimecheck.ocx - QuickTimeCheck Scriptable Object
  • quicktimelocalized.dll
  • quicktimestreaminglocalized.dll - QuickTime Streaming
  • quicktimewebhelper.dll
  • quicktimewebhelperlocalized.dll - QuickTime Web Helper
  • MoviePlayer.exe - Apple Computer, Inc. MoviePlayer Application (MoviePlayer Application)
  • QuickTimeUpdater.exe - QuickTime Updater
  • TempUpdater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npqtplugin5.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npqtplugin5.dll'.
  • npqtplugin4.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npqtplugin4.dll'.
  • npqtplugin3.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npqtplugin3.dll'.
  • npqtplugin2.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npqtplugin2.dll'.
  • npqtplugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npqtplugin.dll'.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2EAB7E76-6042-4FCA-BB32-7FA2BA34B769}' (runs on registration).
  • SoftwareUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B21FB5FF-A718-40D7-B334-32F0C23573B1}' (runs on registration).
  • QTTask.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9A85BF32-305A-4E18-B55A-BC14387BA36D}' (runs on registration).
  • PictureViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{22FE2712-20A3-4E06-9669-9EED0BE543D0}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • QTTask.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named QuickTime Task.
  • SoftwareUpdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AppleSoftwareUpdate.
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • QTTask.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'QuickTime Task' and executes as "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime.
  • QTTask (1).exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'QuickTime Task' and executes as "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime.
  • QTTask_AVG_RESTORED.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'QuickTime Task' and executes as "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • QTTask.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'QuickTime Task' which loads as "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime.
  • QTTask_AVG_RESTORED.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LexStart' which loads as "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime.
  • QTTask (1).exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'QuickTime Task' which loads as "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\\Program Files\\QuickTime\\QuickTimePlayer.exe'.
  • SoftwareUpdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe'.
  • QTTask.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe'.
  • PictureViewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\QuickTime\PictureViewer.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SoftwareUpdate.exe
Memory:8.58 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0081179871%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00552406%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00259392%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,051,645
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.05 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.99 KB
105.02 KB average
Disabled QTTask.exe
Memory:3.31 MB
Total CPU:0.0003655486%
Kernel CPU:0.00027907%
User CPU:0.00008648%
PictureViewer.exe
Memory:11.94 MB
Total CPU:0.0006650126%
Kernel CPU:0.00026166%
User CPU:0.00040335%
CPU cycles/sec:9,268,791
I/O reads/min:1.96 KB

How do I remove QuickTime 7?

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Or, you can uninstall QuickTime 7 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program QuickTime 7, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove QuickTime 7.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.24%
Windows 8 27.60%
Windows Vista 7.30%
Windows XP 2.85%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.81%
Windows 8.1 15.12%
Windows 7 Professional 11.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.91%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.55%
  Germany 7.36%
  United Kingdom 6.32%
  Canada 3.99%
  France 2.71%
  Australia 2.70%
  Italy 1.89%
  Netherlands 1.68%
  Belgium 1.06%
  Brazil 1.02%
  Sweden 0.87%
  Austria 0.79%
  Spain 0.71%
  Mexico 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.97%
Dell 24.74%
Acer 14.47%
ASUS 9.19%
Toshiba 8.95%
GIGABYTE 4.29%
Samsung 3.63%
Lenovo 3.59%
Intel 1.23%
Medion 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.31%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.09%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.07%
ASUS All Series 4.05%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.05%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.36%

About Apple

Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer programs, and personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.apple.com

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