How to get rid of QTTask.exe

Question

Every time I play a Quicktime file, qtask.exe re-sets itself in my Startup folder. I can

go to MSCONFIG and uncheck it, but the next time I play a QT file it worms its way

back in the Startup folder on next boot.

I'm sure Quicktime considers this a feature, not a bug, but I think it's deplorable.

Clearly, this is a Registry item, one I don't feel qualified to mess with.

Is there a Registry hack that keeps Qtask.exe from starting up?

Answer

This question was answered on October 14, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you aren’t comfortable with editing the registry then what I do is go to where Quicktime is installed usually it’s in: C:\Program Files\Quicktime and rename qttask.exe to qttask.exe.OLD That should get rid of it in your taskbar and thus stopping it from starting up again I hope that helps!

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Posted by joseph of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 14, 2004