What does the quickstart.exe file do?
The quickstart.exe process is also known as OpenOffice.org (Version 3.3, 3.2) or, as the case may be, Office Ultra (Version 1.3) and is a part of OpenOffice.org or, as the case may be, Office Suite X. This software is produced by OpenOffice.org (www.openoffice.org) or, as the case may be, Apache Software Foundation (www.apache.org). An obsolete or defective version of quickstart.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OpenOffice.org has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OpenOffice.org 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)
- quickstart.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module quickstart.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about quickstart.exe OpenOffice.org
quickstart.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Quickstart.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,198,592 bytes (33% of all these files), 384,000 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: User Shell Folders). You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. For this reason, 30% 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 quickstart.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 quickstart?
|open office application launcher (further information...) |
|Quick Start for Open Office (further information...) |
|open office application launcher |
|Quickstart.exe is not a Windows core file. It is a problem linked to Openoffice 2.0 software. If you reinstall open office 2.0 the problem no longer exists. Once you uninstall open office 2.0 the quickstart.exe problem reappears. Just locate where the quickstart.exe file exists and remove it. Problem solved! |
|open office application |
Summary: 7 users judge quickstart.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted quickstart.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall OpenOffice.org or Office Suite X
To remove OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org or Office Suite X in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if quickstart.exe (OpenOffice.org) 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 OpenOffice.org. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OpenOffice.org 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 quickstart.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.
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