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Qtwebengineprocess.exe issues have been appearing quite frequently for Microsoft Windows, Mac and Origin users.
According to File.net, the legit QtWebEngineProcess.exe file is a software component of the Qt WebEngine by The Qt Company.
The Qt WebEngine is a web browser engine developed for embedding web content into applications. File.net says that it’s not a required process and may be disabled if it’s causing problems.
It can result in error messages wherein you’ll have to close a program. Some of the error messages include:
“End Program – qtwebengineprocess.exe. This program is not responding.”
“qtwebengineprocess.exe is not a valid Win32 application.”
While it isn’t anything that can really do damage to your computer, it can be annoying. Luckily, there is a way to remove it.
Just be careful deleting or removing it- some programs, like Dropbox, can depend on it!
For those who are encountering issues that are related to the qtwebengineprocess.exe, here’s a how-to guide on resolving it.
What Is QtWebEngineProcess.exe?
The qtwebengineprocess.exe was originally made to support programs and help them run properly. It usually helps to run programs such as Origin or Dropbox.
However, it doesn’t have a digital signature, so it’s possible to be easily corrupted or missing if you click it. Even if this is the case, it’s not really a crucial file that may really affect how your computer runs.
While this is the original purpose of the file, it is sometimes seen as a malware that has entered a computer.
Most malware would come in the shape of an executable file like this so it is possible that your qtwebengineprocess.exe is a virus. If it is a virus, it is usually found in the C:\Windows\ or C:\Windows\System32.
How To Fix QtWebEngineProcess.exe
Fortunately, there are very easy ways to address this sort of problem with the easiest being to simply uninstall it. We’ll go over how to do that and also other methods you can use to solve issues relating to this as well.
1st Quick Video Fix
The PCRisk vlogger produced a video- and says that for other operating systems, this .exe file is known as BitLord or PlaysTv.
He provides a general fix for problems you might encounter with this web engine process:
2nd Quick Video Fix [For Origin Gamers]
A gamer produced a video demonstrating the error and in the comments section included this fix:
“The fix for this is to use Origin in Compatibility mode, select Windows XP SP3 and you will not crash Origin anymore.”
3rd Fix (Delete/Uninstall)
- Check the QtWebEngineProcess.exe in the Program Files folder under Disk C:\. If you find it there, delete it.
- If you can’t find it there, boot up Task Manager and go to Processes.
- Look for the QtWebEngineProcess.exe and right click on it. Select Open File Location.
- Once you’re led to the program that houses the QtWebEngineProcess.exe (let’s say Dropbox), delete or uninstall it.
4th Fix (Data Execution Prevention)
Here is another way to look for the QtWebEngineProcess.exe:
- Right click on the My Computer button.
- Click on Advanced System Settings.
- Click the Performance button and click Data Execution Prevention.
- Click the Turn on DEP for All Programs and Services option.
- Click on Add and then select the QtWebEngineProcess.exe file.
- Click Open then Ok.
After you reboot your computer, the problem should already be fixed.
5th Fix (Virus?)
If that doesn’t fix the problem, it might be a virus and you may want to do a full virus scan. Here’s how:
- Open up Windows Defender or any third party antivirus that may have installed into your computer.
- Do a full scan of the computer to check for a virus.
- Delete any viruses that the antivirus may have looked up.
If it has detected the QtWebEngineProcess.exe to be a virus or malware and has deleted it, then you shouldn’t have any more problems.
6th Fix (DISM)
If that still doesn’t work, you can also perform an OS repair through a DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) scan. Here’s how:
- Search for Command Prompt in your Windows and right click on it.
- Click on “Run as Administrator”.
- Type the code “DISM /Online /Cleanup=Image/RestoreHealth.
- Press Enter.
After you do this scan, you shouldn’t be having any more issues that are related to the QtWebEngineProcess.exe process.
Over on File.net, users say that the file located in Origin catalog, but is not digitally signed- and they complain that it also opens random ports. Another said that he couldn’t finish installing OpenOffice 4.1.3 because this file was opened. Ever after using the Task Manager to terminate it.
Programs users had the most conflicts/issues with this web engine process included: Origin, BitLord, PlaysTV, RingCentral for Windows, Avid Application Manager, SoundTouch, Mendeley Desktop, Soundflow, WD SSD Dashboard, Webshots Wallpaper & Screensaver, Free Netflix Downloader and Stremio.
As it is a simple problem that can be fixed quite easily, the solutions that we’ve recommended above should do the trick.
You can also check out Reddit- they have lots of detailed user feedback there for errors like this.
All of the recommended solutions that we’ve provided above are easy to perform and do not need any extra programs to download.
The QtWebEngineProcess.exe may not be something lethal to your computer (unless it is a malware disguised as a QtWebEngineProcess.exe file), but it does come with its own set of problems if you’re trying to open up some programs that rely on it. So the best thing to do to avoid any issues is to simply delete the program that relies on it and delete the .exe file itself.
Of course, if it is a virus, then you have to take it out of your computer as fast as you can.
Ryan is a computer enthusiast who has a knack for fixing difficult and technical software problems. Whether you’re having issues with Windows, Safari, Chrome or even an HP printer, Ryan helps out by figuring out easy solutions to common error codes.