84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove QuickTime?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34
United States Rank #30
Reach 9.9118%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.74 days
700.32 days >
Average installed length: 367.96 days


VersionDistribution 0.00% 45.13% 20.98% 6.85% 8.12% 2.52% 6.75% 0.01% 1.18% 0.40% 0.32% 1.30% 1.39% 0.39% 0.00% 0.52% 0.88% 1.29% 0.55% 0.20% 0.19% 0.04% 0.38% 0.01% 0.18% 0.42%

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What is QuickTime?

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.

About  (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 in remarkably high quality. QuickTime is integrated with Mac OS X, but was once an optional component during installati...  Read more


The most common release is, 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 QTTask.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 24.22 MB (25,398,422 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com/quicktime
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\QuickTime\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0E64B098-8018-4256-BA23-C316A43AD9B0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by QuickTime

Program executable:QTTask.exe
QuickTime Task
Path:C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
QuickTime Task is part of the Apple QuickTime Player, a free multimedia player.
Additional files:
  • QTPlugin.ocx - QuickTime Control (The QuickTime Control allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages.)
  • PictureViewer.exe - QuickTime (PictureViewer)
  • QTInfo.exe - QTInfo Application
  • QTOControl.dll - QuickTime Control
  • QTOLibrary.dll - QuickTime Library
  • qttask .exe - QuickTime Task
  • qttask.exe
  • QTUIPanelControl.dll - QuickTime UI Panel Control
  • QuickTimePlayer.dll - QuickTime Player
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe
  • pictureviewer.dll - QuickTime Resource File
  • pictureviewerlocalized.dll
  • qtcf.dll - QuickTime CoreFoundation
  • qtjavanative.dll - QTJavaNative
  • qtmlclient.dll - QuickTime Client DLL
  • quicktime.dll
  • quicktimeaudiosupportlocalized.dll - Prise en charge audio QuickTime
  • quicktimeauthoringlocalized.dll - QuickTime Authoring
  • quicktimecheck.ocx - QuickTimeCheck Scriptable Object
  • quicktimelocalized.dll
  • quicktimestreaminglocalized.dll - QuickTime Streaming
  • quicktimewebhelper.dll
  • quicktimewebhelperlocalized.dll - QuickTime Web Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PictureViewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{59B81E13-9FE0-4FDB-838B-883F7568B0EF}' (runs on registration).
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{643A96A2-5B9A-4248-9806-936994C581B9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • QTTask.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named QuickTime Task_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
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 .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.
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'QuickTime Player' and executes as C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • QTTask.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 .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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QuickTimePlayer.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'.
Network connections
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe connects to nwk-qtsoftware.apple.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006650126%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026166%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00040335%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,268,791
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.96 KB
435.61 KB average
Memory:712 KB
Total CPU:0.0005943082%
Kernel CPU:0.00029715%
User CPU:0.00029715%
Memory:39.65 MB
Total CPU:2.8005853186%
Kernel CPU:1.50618291%
User CPU:1.29440241%
CPU cycles/sec:168,725,470
I/O reads/min:4.11 MB
I/O writes/min:4.22 KB

How do I remove QuickTime?

You can uninstall QuickTime 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program QuickTime, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.99%
Windows 10 13.43%
Windows Vista 11.56%
Windows XP 9.98%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.04%
Windows 7 Professional 10.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.19%
Windows 8.1 3.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.27%
  Germany 5.09%
  United Kingdom 4.61%
  Canada 3.59%
  France 3.06%
  Italy 2.50%
  Australia 2.05%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  Brazil 1.33%
  Japan 1.16%
  Spain 1.15%
  Belgium 1.04%
  Israel 1.02%
  Sweden 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.66%
Dell 26.69%
Acer 15.19%
Toshiba 8.21%
ASUS 7.55%
Samsung 2.47%
Lenovo 2.10%
Intel 1.84%
American Megatrends 1.41%
Sahara 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.93%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.32%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.22%

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Publisher URL: www.apple.com

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Strangerover a year ago
Weird... PotPlayer.dll?