How to Remove “Qtplugininstaller.exe”

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with Qtplugininstaller.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 Qtplugininstaller.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • Qtplugininstaller.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

‚ÄčTo 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 Qtplugininstaller.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program files, then it is likely that the system is affected with Qtplugininstaller.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing Qtplugininstaller.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 Qtplugininstaller.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 October 2008 at 7:30 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Apple Computer, Inc. Executable 7164a38e5b691982
de83ea95d1026785
df381ae5
0678bc4249f5bc54
f9e9471d4201daf4
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 6.3 QuickTime
6.3
Italy N/A
2 Apple Computer, Inc. Executable 7d63e24cacfb6238
66663b7422944a31
e049118d
404a22bceb521eb0
71bd8e0c61c22876
Virus.Win32.
Golem.a0
No 6.4 QuickTime
6.4
Russian Federation N/A
3 Apple Computer, Inc. Executable f77ee8281482ea4c
057b3525a77bba7d
24da594a
22221258be46244a
b163783603ef6783
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 6.5 QuickTime
6.5
United States N/A
4 Apple Computer, Inc. Executable 1d276b4a64fb9123
c443a47c3fc6b011
fb2c3bc9
f9e5c1781723db2d
f02c3faa2f9e1104
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 6.1c QuickTime
6.1c
Italy 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: 02 July 2008 at 7:36 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Apple Computer, Inc. Executable 7945c91bea013dab
d2c38764c9f3d24b
526dddaf
8cdd4c50d9920498
c8b9141a9bd8c873
No 6.0.2 QuickTime
6.0.2
United Kingdom
2 Apple Computer, Inc. Executable 9c3944a739f82280
4cff03c9675f7797
48d8fd26
56305540287950e0
8d82cc3683f3678f
No 7.0.3 QuickTime
7.0.3
Internal Submission
3 Apple Inc. Executable 11bcbfe5193e2ab5
c584ca65bfbb517b
a6fed8a5
d2e2bfde8986aa3f
437cea49bd3d98ad
No 7.7.1
(1680.42)
QuickTime
7.7.1
(1680.42)
Internal Submission
4 Apple Computer, Inc. Executable 0232d933022d2d5e
6364f0c887f3ca46
725d4df6
56b0f42294f641be
fd5cfcd8281c2d05
No 6.5 QuickTime
6.5
Internal Submission
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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