What is quickset.exe? Is quickset.exe spyware or a virus?

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Process name: QuickSet MFC Application or QuickSet

Product: QuickSet Application or Quickset64 or QuickSet32 or Starry Night Enthusiast or VSIP Interop Assembly Redist or Sibelius Scorch

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Dell (dell.com)

File: quickset.exe


quickset.exe is a process that is automatically installed on computers made by Dell Corporation. It allows you to change power management settings for your computer, to help you balance performance and power savings, especially on notebooks. It also lets you access diagnostic routines to provide assistance if you experience problems on your computer.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/quickset.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of quickset.exe: based on 57 votes. Read also the 52 reviews.

  • 2656 users ask for this file. 36 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 10 users rated it as neutral. 4 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous. 6 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about quickset.exe:
As far as I am aware this is a Dell Program Tony Bromirski
Dell [laptop only?] program to manage performance settings
Dell Management application of power modes for Dell laptops  See also: Link Tommy
Installed this program as part of Dell laptop driver updates  See also: Link Rich
Dell Quickset Program
Dell laptop program to manage power and performance settings. Can be stopped via the icon in the system tray or via Task manager with no problems, If need be a new copy of the app can be d/l'ded from Dell.
Came with Dell laptop. I run it from time to time to manage power consumption options. Has a tray icon. Don
DELL Power Managment
Its a program coming with Dell PCs. Displays volume indicator, brightness and contrast and so on Ali
Dell Diagnostics
Dell Management application of power modes for Dell laptops Toto
Makes my Dell computer work very slow from time to time. Very annoying, but I just end that program in the task manager. Martin
it's from dell mikus
can cause error message on system stop. some online links say it is part of java desktop. Techauthor
It was taking up all the processor mips on my dell laptop Dg
Dell's programs Ericko777
Power Management Utility  See also: Link Richard
Dell Power management application
Dell Utility to show On-screen items Michael
Dell power management system sometimes takes over the computer, burning 25-40% of CPU time Ben
For no apparent reason, caused me to be unable to retrieve email via Outlook today. Consuming 30% of system resources. Killed it and everything works fine again. Ixchel
attempts to log keystrokes and contact internet x
Was using ALOT of CPU time joe mitre
It is a Dell power management app for laptops
application for Dell laptop provided by Dell Corp. GaryT
utility program for dell, can be very useful for laptops outerlimit
Utility from Dell; very occasionally hogs all spare processor power for no apparent reason, causing everything to run at glacial speed. Process can be killed by Task Manager with no ill effects.  See also: Link Lois Wakeman
My Security Task Manager rates it as dangerous, maybe it is not, but it uses a Hook function to monitors keyboard input. By default, every file contains internal descriptive fields. Descriptions were not found in the file. I question why Dell would not maintain standards, perhaps the negative reaction from programs having keylogging capabilities. Particularly when attempts to access the Internet are also present. I am disgusted with the encrohment on our privacy for any reason, by any company. I want to know what every file on my computer is and what it does. I say kill it! Privacy1st
Dell laptop - ran slow for several days until I killed this process mitchy hasselhoff
dell performance thing asdf
Was begin until about a week ago, but now uses excessive CPU time. I intend to disable it if I can figure out how. LaptopUser
Dell standard install Mike Windsor
It is a dell program for laptops that does both power management and on mine the audio control buttons on the front Ryan
hogged ALL resources - 100% of cpu time slowed all other processes, mail, web - disabling it had no bad effects
Dell utility program. So useful, butprocess consuming Ivan
It uses 100% of my CPU for no known reason!
Dell utility software. This is a cpu hog. I wish I could us the keyboard shortcuts without te 50% cpu usage. Dave
m1710 ,quick set on , makes the music sound like 80' vinyl record , you need to uninstall the program in order to listen the music the way it is , any solution to the problem ? please julito
In my case, this application actually allows me to see the volume bar when I turn up or down or mute it. banzai
Logs your keystrokes
Well, don't uninstall it just in case you might need it. Go to START RUN, type in msconfig, choose the Startup tab and simply uncheck it. If you ever need it again, then you can change things just by checking that box. Harry
@julito: Quickset doesn't effect my sound on M1710. You must have screwed something up in your settings... Very useful program, if you set it right (max performance) then it works fine. Moses
used (w7 laptops) to fix certain setting changes from not showing up on desktop. marie
Dell level 3 Tech states if Quickset.exe is not found in C:\Windows\System32 reinstall it (or) it is a virus or spyware The only other information I have discovered reguarding this perticular issue is associated with "DHS" There is no difinative information reguarding this issue other than dell is and has been recieveing many many calls reguarding this exact issue. Reinstall can be done with either your driver disk that came with your system or directly through them (only after purchasing either Norton or McAfee Security programs) No difinitive information could be obtained from dell on this.  See also: Link Whos Watching the Watchers
Maybe just a coincidence, but I downloaded a couple of "free" songs that worked fine. Then I had to re-boot due to a power failure and suddenly quickset.exe is hogging 30-35% of my cpu time. Used task manager to end process and all back to normal. Running Norton 360, but no indication of intrusion. Lee
SW from DELL Viper
It is a manager for your quickset buttons on a computer  See also: Link sparky
It is used to show volume,brightness,battery,etc. [Dell Inspiron N5010] Shadrach
Its a dell application enabling the use of the the fn keys Jacob
It keeps pop up all the time in my dell labtop and I cn't get rid of it -- it really bothersome Leda Summer
Killing the process causes unavailability of seeing the volume and brightness controls which is not comfortable. Tenev
it caused a problem of stealing window's focus. take it out of star-tup programs

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