What is Quickset.exe

QuickSet - QuickSet - Dell Inc.

File description

Quickset.exe with description QuickSet is a process file from company Dell Inc. belonging to product QuickSet.
The file is digitally signed from Dell Inc - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Dell Inc

What is quickset.exe?
This is the Dell QuickSet software. Its purpose is to provide a system tray icon to allow you to easily configure power management settings on your Dell laptop. It comes pre-installed by default on all Dell laptop computers.

This process is not critical to the operation of the system and is safe to kill or disable. Note, however, that killing this process will disable some of the power management settings that you configured. This is normally acceptable, though, as Windows provides its own power management control panel. To disable this service properly, you should uninstall it.

Dangers of quickset
As this is a common program that is installed on the majority of Dell laptops, it is possible for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name as this process but be stored somewhere other than in %ProgramFiles%\Dell\QuickSet. Other malware may use a name that appears similar but has slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There is typically no more than one instance of this process running at a given time. The presence of more than one instance of this process in the Task Manager may be an indicator of a malware infection. Furthermore, if you do not have a Dell laptop, you should never see this process anywhere on your system.

Common problems
  • This process uses 100% CPU time
    • This is known to occur on occasion. Try updating the QuickSet software. If the problem persists, you can safely disable the process, as it is unnecessary for the vast majority of users.
  • Internet Explorer refuses to run because of an error with this process
    • This is known to occur because of an incompatibility between some versions of Dell QuickSet, Internet Explorer, and the Google Toolbar. If you want QuickSet to work, uninstall the Google Toolbar. Otherwise, uninstall QuickSet.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine
003 Autorun registry entries Current User
004 All users startup startmenu
005 Current user startup startmenu
006 Start Menu\Programs\Startup
007 Roaming Start Menu\Programs\Startup
065 Image File Execution Options (debugger)

Digital signatures found for this file

19 Dell Inc - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
13 Dell Inc. - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
12 Wistron Corporation - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G4
9 Compal Electronics, Inc. - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G4
6 Dell Inc - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G3
5 Dell Inc. - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
5 Compal electronic ,inc - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G4

MD5 security rating in our database

126 files (Not yet rated and not signed)
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44 files (Safe and digitally signed)
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