Qtwebengine is a web browser engine that was built to embed web content into applications made by using Qt. This web engine process runs because of a process QtWebEngineProcess.exe. Now, this process might cause some problems. The main problem is latency i.e. the system slows down and creates trouble.
The main confusion that still exists is that whether it a virus or not. If not, then is it like a general error or a more complex version of the normal errors. Let’s see that in detail.
Is QtWebEngineProcess a Virus?
Now, as we discussed that the process has an extension of .exe which means that it is an executable file and the process is executing a resource file. The most general opinion is that it might be malware but let’s see the reasons and the process and give this topic a valid conclusion. Now you may think that what can an executable file do? It may in some cases cause an error. So, let’s go through all the pros and cons.
It is executable for certain programs such as Dropbox, Origin, etc and it is located in C drive. The error is noticed because there are several versions of the same file running in the background, performing different processes. Most of the time malware producers use the same names for their processes and thus can access the system very easily. So it is a tricky business to identify them.
One thing that you can do is that you can notice that all the malware would be using a lot of files and resources of your PC and this is one of the signs that it is not what it seems like to be.
How To Stop QtWebEngineProcess.exe?
Basically, whenever a resource is being used it uses some memory of the device and to be precise, data. So in such cases sometimes the system starts lagging or there is an unexpected latency which is really annoying. So the PC slows down and this is the main problem caused by this process. Let us go through some of the ways by which we can fix this.
The first solution to this problem is that uninstall or delete it. Search it and once you find it, just delete it. The steps to identify and uninstall the QtWebEngineProcess.exe is:
- Check the QtWebEngineProcess.exe in the Program Files folder under Disk C:\.
- Delete it.
- If you can’t find it in C:\, go to Processes.
- Search QtWebEngineProcess.exe.
- Now right-click on it.
- Then go to Open File Location.
- Once you get the program running QtWebEngineProcess.exe, delete or uninstall it.
2. Prevent Data Execution
Follow the simple steps given below to prevent data execution and thus lessen the chances of the error:
- Right-click on the My Computer button.
- Advanced System Settings -> Performance ->Data Execution Prevention.
- Select Turn on DEP for All Programs and Services option.
- Now add the QtWebEngineProcess.exe file.
- Click Open.
3. Virus or Not?
If still the problem is not fixed then it might be a virus and you should consider getting rid of it. In case you do not know how to do that, here are the simple steps to guide you through this:
- Open Windows Defender or any third-party antivirus.
- Scan the system for a virus.
- Delete any viruses if detected.
DISM or Deployment Image Servicing and Management is also one of the options. It just performs an Operating System repair and thus gets rid of any such problems if they are present. Follow the given steps to get the desired results:
- Search for Command Prompt and right-click on it.
- Click on “Run as Administrator”.
- Type DISM /Online /Cleanup=Image/RestoreHealth.
- Press Enter.
Restart your PC and QtWebEngineProcess.exe should successfully be removed.
So, to conclude the topic, the only thing that I feel is most important in such things is a deep understanding of the reasons whenever any error occurs. Once you are well aware of the error and it’s cause it is not difficult to fix it.
If still after all this your problem is not fixed then try searching it on youtube or any such platform where you might get a few more useful suggestions. Also, drop down a comment below if this worked for you or if you have any more suggestions or solutions to this problem.