What does the QQ.exe file do?
The QQ.exe process is also known as QQ International and is a part of Tencent QQ or, as the case may be, Sanook! QQ. This software is produced by Tencent (www.tencent.com/i). An obsolete or defective version of QQ.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- QQ International has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- QQ International has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- QQ.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module QQ.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about QQ.exe QQ International
QQ.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. QQ.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 128,416 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 65,536 bytes.
The QQ file is not part of the Windows operating system. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel This QQ program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. QQ.exe contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run). QQ.exe is capable of Change the behavior of other applications as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 28% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves QQ.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about QQ?
|chinese ICQ but can transmit viruses to your computer |
Summary: 2 users judge QQ.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted QQ.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Tencent QQ or Sanook! QQ
To remove QQ International from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Tencent QQ or Sanook! QQ in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if QQ.exe (QQ International) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of QQ International. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for QQ International or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or QQ.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.