How to Remove “QUICKTIMEUPDATEHELPER.EXE”

Originally developed by  Apple Inc, QuickTimeUpdateHelper.exe is a legitimate file and process known as QuickTime Update Helper that is associated with Quick Time. It is an important component of Microsoft Narrator application and is located in C:\Program Files by default.

QuickTimeUpdateHelper.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after QuickTimeUpdateHelper.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by QuickTimeUpdateHelper.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • QuickTimeUpdateHelper.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside  C:\Program Files , you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove QuickTimeUpdateHelper.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove QuickTimeUpdateHelper.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 April 2010 at 8:28 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Apple Computer, Inc Executable 9ca5f41f7ffa17a6
6da75f3de044effb
b7a2ee4f
cea02fc9a3a47499
b7fc5da811968f6a
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 6.0.2 QuickTime
6.0.2
Germany N/A
2 Apple Computer, Inc Executable 56d026619f546c4f
bc311f1a26f12160
a6125243
bc12929d9f3c4a58
5d35331b369d92f1
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 6.4 QuickTime
6.4
Switzerland N/A
3 Apple Computer, Inc Executable ea3bfb68a5474d08
336c9eb5ca51925e
38757b3e
b48a8ed203ba56ce
04baeba8a5966a64
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 6.3 QuickTime
6.3
Brazil N/A
4 N/A Executable c691cc06b0ff07aa
7a7b6f6463dbd673
d0b124b9
9a985b7cac6ac13a
1d05741630cd8592
Heur.Suspici
ous
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
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31

Safe Entries

First Seen: 31 August 2008 at 2:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Apple Computer, Inc Executable 556e9f33e16cafa7
ef8a31745f3589de
19aa459e
fb07e989c9d56d01
0896545af8d25995
No 6.3 QuickTime
6.3
Germany
2 Apple Inc. Executable caa2dbe8b1f58478
027da5b0c5a16d37
d0cbd6b1
2817f8942718778b
2c7a299a0df1de26
No 7.7.1
(1680.42)
QuickTime
7.7.1
(1680.42)
Poland
3 N/A Non-executable 9f13a523321c6620
8e90d45f87fa0cd9
b370e111
0a9156c4e3c48ef8
27980639c4d1e263
No N/A N/A United States
4 Apple Inc. Executable 0154e4bb463cbf14
e2d2cf7b0ee696d5
cf4ef79b
8964148056b3848a
a2cb587e9d137890
No 7.7.2
(1680.56)
QuickTime
7.7.2
(1680.56)
United Kingdom
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  • 32 items per page
 
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