What is QtWebEngineProcess.exe?

QtWebEngineProcess.exe is digitally signed by Dropbox, Inc.

QtWebEngineProcess.exe is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\appdata\roaming\dropbox\bin\' folder.

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Digital signatures [?]

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Signer nameDropbox, Inc
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number05e26f15a888a5e52347320d803c8fa9

VirusTotal report

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None of the 55 anti-virus programs detected the QtWebEngineProcess.exe file.

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qtwebengineprocess.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

qtwebengineprocess.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

qtwebengineprocess.exe has stopped working.

End Program - qtwebengineprocess.exe. This program is not responding.

qtwebengineprocess.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

qtwebengineprocess.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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Denis Ciotucha writes

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QtWebEngineProcess.exe jest w programie przez was wgranym, gdzie jest sprawdzany lub aktualizowany w tle. Ten program występuje przeważnie w kreatorach gier produkcji japońskiej.

# 17 Sep 2016, 4:59

Roger Karlsson writes

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Google translate for Denis' comment:

"QtWebEngineProcess.exe in the program by you played, where it is checked or updated in the background. This program is mostly in wizards games in Japan."

# 18 Sep 2016, 12:04

Denis Ciotucha writes

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Roger Karlsson little bad to google translate word wgrać means to install or upload. QtWebEngineProcess.exe present in e.g. RPG Maker XP / VX / MV.
Every suspicious file, you can locate the right mouse button >> Open File Location

# 19 Sep 2016, 5:53

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Denis: Thank you!

# 21 Sep 2016, 1:42

AlongerName writes

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On my machine, this program runs when Origin gaming platform is initialised.
It is located in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\" folder.

# 5 Oct 2016, 22:22

Zombified writes

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Just like AlongerName said, this is running while Origin is installing Battlefield 4. Has to be something with Origin.

# 9 Oct 2016, 17:16

Bigg-Dee writes

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QtWebEngineProcess.exe is....
Type of File: Application (.exe)
Description: QtWebEngineProcess.exe
Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin
Size: 15.5 KB (15,872 bytes)
Size on Disk: 16.0 KB (16,384 bytes)

# 13 Oct 2016, 11:28

Jonas Roels writes

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This program is used by origin you will need it to run origin.

# 2 Nov 2016, 6:27

Jonas Roels writes

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Just if you close origin you should be fine, it should not be running anymore. So just close your origin when you are not using it.

# 2 Nov 2016, 6:31

_Andrew_ writes

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I just noticed it running in my Processes, it it located here:
Raptr is part of my Radeon grahics card and software, but I dont play any games on my work PC.
It has the .exe running 4 times at once and all use 6,256k of memory.

# 8 Dec 2016, 8:49

Dubioza writes

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Almost the same as Andrew's, uses ~600 MB physical memory usage in task manager while running only browser. I just hard killed it:)

# 9 Dec 2016, 3:56

Roger Karlsson writes

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I found the following information on the QT web site.

"Qt WebEngine provides functionality for rendering regions of dynamic web content. The functionality in Qt WebEngine is divided into the following modules:

Provides public API shared by both QtWebEngine and QtWebEngineWidgets

Provides a web browser engine as well as C++ classes to render and interact with web content"

source: http://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qtwebengine-index.html

And what's QT?

"QT is a cross-platform application framework that is widely used for developing application software that can be run on various software and hardware platforms with little or no change in the underlying codebase, while still being a native application with native capabilities and speed."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qt_(software)

# 10 Dec 2016, 8:17

amips writes

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Installs this exe when you install any ORIGIN game. Harmless but does use resources.

# 10 Jan 2017, 6:07

Anon writes

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This process is running with my VPN client.
I think it is some kind of spyprocess, from the big corporations.
Turned out I did not need it for the VPN to run properly.
Once I had closed the process and checked the VPN client I could not see the interference, but my traffic was still safe.

# 25 Feb 2017, 13:53

Jim Wooley writes

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Is also used by the Hipchat client app.

# 24 Mar 2017, 13:53

TimHo writes

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Looking at Task Manager - properties - the QtWebEngineProcess.exe has it's source(?) the (free) AdAware program that is supposed to be running a check at the moment.

# 25 Mar 2017, 18:46

Mikael writes

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The program is a part of Origin (EA Games) for automatic downloading of Origin client.

# 23 Apr 2017, 23:57

Roger Karlsson writes

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Thank you all for posting your comments on the QtWebEngineProcess.exe file. Much appreciated.

# 18 May 2017, 5:39

JERRY writes

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# 20 Dec 2017, 17:37

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