(Solved) qttask icon

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Hello! Hope you can help. My sister e-mailed me some pictures that I used "Quick Time" to view. After I looked at the pictures, I went through the uninstall process from the desktop. But now I still have an icon - qttask - that I cannot remove. When I try to delete it I receive a message that says "Cannot delete:access denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use". If I uninstalled Quick Time, how can it be in use? Can you help me get this off my computer? Thanks for your help. Oh, I'm running Windows XP. Thanks again.
 
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Remove qttask from Startup, then delete the file.

To remove from Startup -

Start->Run->msconfig [enter]

Click on the Startup tab and uncheck the entry related to qttask/Quick Time, click on Appy, Ok.

Where is the qttask icon/file located? Desktop?
 

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I followed the steps to remove qttask from startup and restarted my computer, and I'm not sure if it worked or not. The icon is still there. On my desktop.
 
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Did you try deleting the file after removing it from Startup?

If that doesnt help, create an empty folder on the Desktop, move the qttask file to that folder, delete the entire folder.
 
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I believe qqtask.exe is located in c:\windows\system. When I removed it from my startup list it reappeared. I have since permanently deleted it from the above directory without problem.
 

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pvc9:
Moving the icon to a new folder worked! Simple solution to an aggravating problem! Thanks!

carp:
If I delete everything associated with Quick Time, will it affect any of my other operating systems? When I tried to open one of the folders, I got a message saying "these files are used by the operating systemby various programs. Editing or modifying them could damage your system".

Thanks.
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If you no longer want quicktime, and have uninstalled the program, I would simply delete qqtask.exe from c:\windows\system (if you see it there) and leave all other files alone. Btw, apple.com has help articles re: quicktime. I hope this helps.
 
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Originally posted by carp:
I would simply delete qqtask.exe from c:\windows\system
Hi carp,
No offense, but just wanted to tell you that the filename is qttask.exe and not qqtask.exe

BTW,

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I deleted the file in question. Everything seems to be working fine now.

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TSG is certainly one of the best sites on the net!!! :cool:
 
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