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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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< 16.03 days
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Average installed length: 248.54 days


2.8.0 100.00%

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QuickTime Alternative 2.8.0

What is QuickTime Alternative?

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. The main functional differences between the official QuickTime distribution and QuickTime Alternative from an end-user standpoint are in feature set, size, and consumption of system resources. QuickTime Alternative is a smaller package and lacks the full complement of software included in Apple QuickTime, including QuickTime Player, PictureViewer, and any QuickTime Pro features. In addition, QuickTime Alternative does not run background processes such as the optional QuickTime Tray Icon from the official distribution.

About  (from KL Software)

QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player or put up with the QT nags. It also supports QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to a server over the Internet

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.free-codecs.com/download/quicktime_alternative.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Magic Video Converter\codec\quicktime\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Magic Video Converter\codec\quicktime\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 38.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by QuickTime Alternative 2.8.0

Program executable:QuickTimePlayer.exe
QuickTime Player
Signed by:Apple Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\Video Convert Master\codec\quicktime\QuickTimePlayer.exe
QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity.
Additional files:
  • QTPlugin.ocx (by Apple) - QuickTime Control (The QuickTime Control allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages.)
  • QTTask.exe (by Apple) - QuickTime (QuickTime Task)
  • PictureViewer.exe - PictureViewer
  • QTUIPanelControl.dll - QuickTime UI Panel Control
  • QTInfo.exe - QTInfo Application
  • QTOControl.dll - QuickTime Control
  • QTOLibrary.dll - QuickTime Library
  • QuickTimePlayer.dll - QuickTime Player
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL
  • kl_upx.exe (by The UPX Team http://upx.sf.net) - UPX (UPX executable packer)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

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.
2 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.
  • 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.
Startup File (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.
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:39.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:2.8005853186%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:1.50618291%
0.016088% average
User CPU:1.29440241%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:168,725,470
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.11 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4.22 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:712 KB
Total CPU:0.0005943082%
Kernel CPU:0.00029715%
User CPU:0.00029715%
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 Alternative?

You can uninstall QuickTime Alternative 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 Alternative 2.8.0, 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 Alternative.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.30%
Windows XP 19.30%
Windows 10 16.51%
Windows Vista 4.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.76%
Windows 7 Professional 7.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.97%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.26% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 19.26%
  United States 16.24%
  Germany 9.28%
  France 3.71%
  Mexico 3.48%
  Brazil 2.55%
  Russia 2.09%
  India 2.09%
  Egypt 2.09%
  Canada 1.86%
  Australia 1.62%
  Netherlands 1.62%
  United Kingdom 1.62%
  Spain 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.69%
Hewlett-Packard 20.88%
Acer 13.25%
Toshiba 7.23%
ASUS 5.22%
American Megatrends 4.42%
Intel 4.02%
Lenovo 2.81%
Medion 2.41%
Compaq 0.80%
MSI 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.97%
Dell Inspiron N4030 3.31%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.31%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.31%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.65%


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