What does the quickset.exe file do?
The quickset.exe process is also known as QuickSet and is a part of QuickSet Application or, as the case may be, Quickset64. This software is produced by Dell (www.dell.com). An obsolete or defective version of quickset.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- QuickSet has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- QuickSet 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)
- quickset.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module quickset.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about quickset.exe QuickSet
quickset.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Quickset.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - e.g. C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,032,192 bytes (27% of all these files), 606,208 bytes as well as 49 other variants.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The program appears as a window on the desktop. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. Quickset.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 60% 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 quickset.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 quickset?
|As far as I am aware this is a Dell Program |
|Dell [laptop only?] program to manage performance settings |
|Dell Management application of power modes for Dell laptops (further information...) |
|Installed this program as part of Dell laptop driver updates (further information...) |
|Dell Quickset Program |
Summary: 33 users judge quickset.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted quickset.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall QuickSet Application or Quickset64
To remove QuickSet from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for QuickSet Application or Quickset64 in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if quickset.exe (QuickSet) 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 QuickSet. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for QuickSet 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 quickset.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.