It seems like the QtWebEngineProcess.exe issues have been bugging quite a lot of users and it isn’t sparing any, including Microsoft Windows, Mac and Origin users.
Also known as Origin or Ring Central for Windows, the QtWebEngineProcess.exe was initially designed as a legit file which could be used to ensure the smoothing functioning of specific programs. For other operating systems, the QtWebEngineProcess is also known as BitLord or PlasTv. The .exe suffix on it depicts that it is a file that can be executed as a 32-bit file, even though it is usually placed in a C:\Program Files subfolder. What is important to note that it is not a file that is essential for the Windows to run, meaning that it is not a Windows system file. It is usually considered harmless if you find this file in your computer but, it is best that you run a virus check to protect the machine from any malware since this program lacks a digital certificate. Or, you can uninstall the program.
What is QtWebEngineProcess.exe ?
Originally, QtWebEngineProcess.exe was designed to be a legitimate file used to ensure that certain programs run correctly. It does not operate as a Windows service and is a 32-bit executable file and, thus, does not exploit the full power of modern computer chips. This file/process can be a part of software such as Dropbox, Origin, Hipchat, and others. So, if you find QtWebEngineProcess.exe on your computer, it is most likely not a problem. Despite this, and even if your computer is clean, you are advised to run an antivirus scan to protect yourself against viruses and malware. QtWebEngineProcess.exe is not digitally signed (the digital certificate is missing from this program), which is not an ideal situation. It is also advised to uninstall the program since it’s not a required Windows service file.
The file may sometimes show error messages which will require you to close a program: Some of them might read: “End Program – QtWebEngineProcess.exe. This program is not responding.”
5 Ways To Fix QtWebEngineProcess.exe
#1. Run SFC Scan
System File Checker (SFC) allows you to scan the Windows System Files for any corruptions while also allowing you to restore corrupted files. To run SFC, merely type “command prompt” in Search to open Command Prompt by, and then right-click on the “Command Prompt”, select “Run as administrator” from the drop-down menu to run Command Prompt with administrator privileges. To perform an SFC scan, make sure you run an elevated Command Prompt. Once you are in the Command Prompt window, type “sfc /scannow”, and press Enter.
SFC will initiate the scan and take about 15 minutes to complete the same. After the scanning process is complete, restart your machine to check for any existing QtWebEngineProcess.exe issues.
#2. DISM Scan
Deployment Image Servicing and Management is what DISM stands for which can be used to repair and prepare Windows images. This includes the Windows Recovery Environment, Windows Setup, and Windows PE. To run a DISM scan, all you need to do is to open Command Prompt as administrator by typing “command prompt” in Search and then right-click on “Command Prompt”, select “Run as administrator” from the drop-down menu to run Command Prompt with administrator privileges. Type: “DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth” and press Enter to execute it.
Ideally, this should solve the issues with QtWebEngineProcess.exe.
This process involves uprooting the problem from its very base. Go to Program Files Folder to see if the QtWebEngineProcess.exe is there. If so, all you need to do is select and delete it. However, if the file is missing in the Program Files Folder, boot up the Task Manager and go to Processes. Once you’re here, look for the QtWebEngineProcess.exe and right click on it, select ‘Open File Location’. Once this leads you to the program destination that has the file in it, for example, Dropbox, delete or uninstall it straight away. This should solve any problem caused by the QtWebEngineProcess.exe file.
#4. System Restore
Windows System Restore is the magic wand that undoes any recent changes in your PC by going back in time and return it to the system wherein files and programs were working fine. It may sound a little utopian, but it is undoubtedly a possibility. This will help you avoid the long hours of troubleshooting that comes with any EXE errors. After having done this, you would want to go ahead and run a full malware scan on your PC. This is to ensure that if any malware infection in your PC causes the QtWebEngineProcess.exe error, it gets uprooted to help the PC function smoothly again since these can potentially damage, corrupt or delete EXE files.
Hence, running a full malware scan on your PC diminishes the possibility of the QtWebEngineProcess.exe error being related to a constituent of the program itself. You can run a full system scan using Windows Defender. Type “virus” in Search and click the “Virus & threat protection” result and select “Full Scan”. Now click “Scan now” to start scanning your system for malware. In case the scan detects any viruses, delete them.
#5. Data Execution Prevention
This is another process that you can try yourself without the help of experts to try your luck in solving EXE problem. Start by right-clicking the ‘My Computer’ button and then click on ‘Advanced System Settings’. You will see a ‘Performance’ button. Click that followed by ‘Data Execution Prevention’. Then Turn on DEP and select the ‘All Programs and Services’ option. Follow this by clicking on ‘Add’ and then select the QtWebEngineProcess.exe file. After this process, make sure you reboot your computer. This should eliminate any issues faced due to the EXE file.
The QtWebEngineProcess.exe file is quite harmless, but it can act as a barrier in the smooth functioning of the computer. If you experience any such malfunctions, follow any of them, and you should be good to go again.