How to Remove “QUICKTIMEPLAYER.EXE”

QuickTimePlayer.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as QuickTime Resource File. It belongs to software QuickTime for Windows and was developed by Apple, Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as QuickTimePlayer.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with QuickTimePlayer.exe malware?       

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with QuickTimePlayer.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • QuickTimePlayer.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the QuickTimePlayer.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with QuickTimePlayer.exe malware.

How to remove QuickTimePlayer.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing QuickTimePlayer.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Check on the “Do not detect new networks again” option when Comodo Internet Security internal firewall activates the network detection process.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove QuickTimePlayer.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 October 2010 at 9:50 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Apple Computer, Inc. Executable 514824f19c8d21a4
22f491e7226b4b96
07240335
1faaebbad6578d2b
c3b280fe062a73a9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.5.1 QuickTime
6.5.1
197.155.70.130/32 N/A
2 Apple Computer, Inc. Executable 9d286e68093b9025
c05b5ea976f2ffd2
881ed728
826e915295d1ba53
eb74dfcb3dd73cb8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.5.2 QuickTime
6.5.2
Turkey N/A
3 Apple Inc. Executable f298ad4fc8d6f1d6
55681db550cc1a86
58cd3419
0c1356c348737479
3b6bdeb40d3fae74
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.ew
No 7.7 (Dev) QuickTime
7.7
(1680.34)
United States N/A
4 Apple Inc. Executable 0b0a8a066060d369
0668cc9f833a6e04
aaed4cfc
5d1c6187de003c44
95bea18f6375e351
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.2 QuickTime
7.2
Egypt N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
54

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 8:20 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Apple Inc. Executable 2a75601e816cd1aa
124791269f1693e8
1f49a852
c13a310ed29727ae
adb897289aacc814
Yes 7.4.5 QuickTime
7.4.5
United States
2 Apple Inc. Executable d484963c36d4bc54
4898e684faf62f00
110f3dc8
81d2a6253a471185
6f6ac68904a0cb51
Yes 7.7.3
(Dev)
QuickTime
7.7.3
(1680.64)
10.224.1.62/32
3 Apple Inc. Executable 557fbdf5a771e0eb
0fc4360f44965999
4d6c0998
ac2a93da925ee0a5
d8586c020cbe76a6
Yes 7.7 (Dev) QuickTime
7.7
(1680.34)
United States
4 Apple Computer, Inc. Executable f58729a0f7638dba
5bf238506b9b8e7e
9debeb25
d4ace030977f35d2
891559508c8427a8
No 7.0.2 QuickTime
7.0.2
Germany
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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