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For those of you that use Sprint Video Mail, or those that get sick of that quicktime icon in your taskbar, We wrote a little application that removes the quicktime startup information, and stops the background quicktime process. The application is available here

Here is the read me info:

This application is intended for people that use or consume Sprint Video Mail, as Sprint uses QuickTime for viewing thier movies. (or anybody that hates QuickTime) Of course, as soon as QuickTime is ran, it adds itself to startup, which is very annoying to me. This application will remove QuickTime from start up and kill any running QuickTime processes. This application runs silently at start up and closes itself as soon as it takes care of QuickTime.

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Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 1:12 AM EnGraph , .NET , Controls | Back to top


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Wonderful thought but what about us that don't have the .NET framework installed? The install program indicates that this is required.
Left by Don't need .Net Framework! on Apr 08, 2005 9:35 AM

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True...It is a .NET application, so it requires the .NET framework. I don't know why anybody would have a problem installing the framework, most of the application I use target the framework.
Left by Tim Hibbard on Apr 08, 2005 12:32 PM

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i have .NET framework installed and it still won't run.........it keeps asking me if i want to install it.....
Left by Jim Williams on Jul 07, 2005 10:48 AM

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Jim - what version of the .NET framework do you have on your computer?
Left by Tim Hibbard on Jul 07, 2005 11:21 AM

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under the Windows directory i have Microsft.Net>Framework>v1.1.4322

but i'm not sure it is running. when i check 'Processes' under WinTasKMgr i do not see it.
Left by Jim on Jul 13, 2005 4:37 AM

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"Must have apps ".......huh?

not sure i understand Tim......
Left by Jim on Aug 02, 2005 1:09 PM

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Server Error in '/' Application using the downoad link...I really wanted your QT Killer tool too.

Will check back later...I hope it's hosted elsewhere. As I have always hated QTTask.exe, constanty hanging on shutdown in XP machines.
Left by cglrcng on Aug 24, 2005 3:13 AM

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nice idea but to most of us .NET framework is
Yet Another Helper Program To Install
just to turn off another proggie,
an auto-runing reg hack and a proc killer
would work toand may me as small
or smaller than your app
and not require .NET
Left by waptek on Dec 15, 2005 3:28 AM

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I recently downloaded the most up to date version of .NET framework from Microsoft. When I to run your software, I am informed that I need to download a version of the .NET framework that I can't find. I HATE Quick Time and its intrusiveness. Would appreciate access to your application... AND would be willing to pay for it …if it truly suspended QT. Basically, I prefer to run media through Media Player. My problems originated with QT after I installed iTunes... which requires QT in order to work... uuugh!
Left by JD on Apr 09, 2006 9:52 AM

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It's simple: just remove or rename the %ProgramFiles%\QuickTime\QTTask.exe file (where %ProgramFiles% is usually C:\Program Files\). QuickTime will try loading it but will silently fail when it doesn't find the file.
Left by Tino on Jun 26, 2006 9:17 PM

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so simple, just rename the QTTask.exe file to something else (like QTTask.old) like Tino suggested. No need to download and install software that will further clutter your registry.
Left by gearhead@post.com on Jul 08, 2006 9:43 AM

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Net Framework Blows....
Left by Billy on Aug 01, 2006 6:20 AM

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pretty sad when a major company's software inspires software designed solely for the purpose of defeating said software's features, just to make it palatable for use.
Left by steve on Sep 18, 2006 4:33 PM

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I agree with Steve; my main gripe with both Apple and Real is that their software is so intrusive awkward to manage. I won't buy an iPod for the very reason that iTunes (and therefore Quicktime) are a requirement.
Left by Rob on Dec 19, 2006 1:09 AM

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I forgot to say to Tim Hibbard:

Thank you for the effort and the free distribution
Left by Rob on Dec 19, 2006 1:21 AM

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No problem Rob!
Left by Tim Hibbard on Dec 19, 2006 8:13 AM

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Thanks -- was going to write one myself, but much rather download one than take the time! Good job!
Left by Richard on Dec 26, 2006 10:50 PM

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How 'bout adding a way to specify the files to kill, ie. msmsgs.exe! Thanks again!
Left by Richard on Dec 26, 2006 10:52 PM

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I've got the program installed, it works great, but I'm having problems with Itunes. How can I uninstall Quicktime Killer so I can finally really use my Ipod??
Left by Bruce on Feb 01, 2007 11:19 PM

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Just go to Add/Remove programs and remove QuickTime Killer. It will be gone. I don't leave any software when you remove it.
Left by Tim Hibbard on Feb 02, 2007 7:10 AM

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cheers mate, hate that god dam quicktime crap thinking it can force its self on you, screw apple for that
Left by jim on Jun 21, 2007 12:35 PM

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Excellent program, Tim, thank you. How could Apple think we would stand for that intrusion?
Left by Kris on Jul 06, 2007 7:54 AM

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i see no one has posted here in over a year, so i'm not sure this post will be noticed, but i have a question about the qt killer program. i also hate qt, and would love to get it off my computer. however, if i use this program, will i still be able to use itunes? obviously itunes is the only reason i put up with qt...
Left by kara on Dec 05, 2008 7:28 PM

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AFAIK, QT killer will not conflict with itunes. If it does, qt killer will uninstall cleanly
Left by Tim Hibbard on Dec 05, 2008 7:53 PM

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first comment of this year; rofls. if qt killer will uninstall cleanly; do yu mean it will uninstall all of its components auto or do yu have to do it yourself?
Left by irving on Feb 17, 2009 10:42 AM

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oh & btw, i downloaded and it looks like it should work. im running on windows xp. the icon for it is a red box with a circle on it like the shut off button. when i click it, no windows or program pops up as if nothing had happened. im not sure if thats supposed to happen or something ._. && when i open task manager and when i click quicktimekiller[redbox with circle], i see it appear inside the task manager but dissapears after a few secs. is that supposed to happen? lol. please reply and ty. :]
Left by irving on Feb 17, 2009 11:13 AM

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@irving
Yes. That is what is supposed to happen
Left by Tim Hibbard on Feb 17, 2009 11:15 AM

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oh LOL thank yu :D && how am i supposed to know when its finished? ._.
Left by irving on Feb 17, 2009 11:53 AM

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@irving
You won't know exactly when. It goes away as soon as it kills off the quicktime process...usually 2 or 3 seconds after loading depending on the speed of your machine.
Left by Tim Hibbard on Feb 17, 2009 11:57 AM

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oh mkays. like..my itunes is being gay cuz it keeps saying a newer version of quicktime is installed so thats why i needed something to eliminate every single piece of quicktime that was installed onto my computer >_> so if the quicktimekiller destroys everything, i should be able to install itunes sussessfully right?
Left by irving on Feb 17, 2009 12:06 PM

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Quicktime killer doesn't uninstall Quicktime...i just stops it from running at startup. To remove quicktime from your computer, use add/remove programs in the control panel
Left by Tim Hibbard on Feb 17, 2009 1:00 PM

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nopes ! it kinda worked !. LOL sorry for the late reply xD. my itunes sussessfully installed and your program worked great :D THANK YOU so MUCH ! lol even if yu probably think like wth? xD
Left by irving on Feb 21, 2009 8:55 PM

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For those of you who have problems with Tim's killer, try to edit the registry file. In Start menu / in search bar write regedit. Then search for quicktime and delete entries from startup keys.
If you want to remove quicktime from your computer, use Tim's advice with control panel option.
bijuterii argint
Left by Georgy on Jul 25, 2011 5:30 AM

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Tim, thank you for creating this superb tool. Works flawlessly on my XP Pro PC. Permanently stops this pernicious annoyance.
Left by Blackrifle on Aug 07, 2011 3:50 PM

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