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: 25 May 2009 at 5:56 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Apple Inc. Executable 7d5c34a6fcd2a1ae
d9790d70470d32ad
ba0e0906
c5fb85956ac2eb79
8972cf45bb852ca8
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDow
nloader.Agen
t.~d057
No 7.6.2
(1324)
QuickTime
7.6.2
(1324)
Taiwan N/A
2 Apple Inc. Executable d48f03e6e580f3e7
6db56b852a708be7
aed5b2f7
f1f098f4e322d6d7
737685efd22c47b4
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 7.7
(1680.34)
QuickTime
7.7
(1680.34)
199.188.236.185/32 N/A
3 Apple Inc. Executable f73a77ec5d301124
ca65eeb81accd0e6
85f1c785
392f1d5e7df43c48
db856dd81b5c8046
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.7.9
(1680.95.8
4)
QuickTime
7.7.9
(1680.95.8
4)
Nigeria N/A
4 Apple Inc. Executable 07f197842e8452fb
af697334d5445ac0
64024902
45ccefc262b6bba6
c36638fe1c68b0aa
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.6.2
(1324)
QuickTime
7.6.2
(1324)
Serbia N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
42

Safe Entries

First Seen: 29 July 2008 at 2:52 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Apple Inc. Executable 6a62bdbb55dbd870
80a9361d3e739d66
9275b683
32234ea65ddfd3d9
30a35b09ec787fa8
No 7.7.3
(1680.64)
QuickTime
7.7.3
(1680.64)
Internal Submission
2 Apple Inc. Executable bb57cb43d385400c
7df4c8bb2797a31d
a9f38493
857bb7c6341d65b0
faaf9c2cc608aa08
No 7.7.9
(1680.95.8
4)
QuickTime
7.7.9
(1680.95.8
4)
103.193.208.101/32
3 Apple Inc. Executable 0154e4bb463cbf14
e2d2cf7b0ee696d5
cf4ef79b
8964148056b3848a
a2cb587e9d137890
No 7.7.2
(1680.56)
QuickTime
7.7.2
(1680.56)
10.224.1.59/32
4 N/A Non-executable 9f13a523321c6620
8e90d45f87fa0cd9
b370e111
0a9156c4e3c48ef8
27980639c4d1e263
No N/A N/A United States
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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