What is quickset.exe? Is quickset.exe spyware or a virus?
How to fix quickset.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your quickset process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair quickset.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware
Company: Dell (dell.com)
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.
If you want a detailed security rating about your quickset.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.
Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!
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 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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