qsearch.exe by Leo A. Notenboom It's not really known what exactly qsearch.exe is, but there are some indications that it may be some sort of malware. What is qsearch.exe? [/al_question] I don’t have a definitive answer. There are some indications that it may be malware of some sort, so I’d certainly stay up to date on virus and spyware scanning. Subscribe to Confident Computing! Tech problem solving & safety tips & a weekly confidence boost in your inbox every week. I'll see you there! Slow Computer? Speed up with my special report: 10 Reasons Your Computer is Slow, now updated for Windows 10. NOW: name your own price! You decide how much to pay -- and yes, that means you can get this report completely free if you so choose. Get your copy now! Related Posts How Do I Fix Windows Update? - Windows Update can get confused or stuck. I'll review ways to fix Windows Update, including what I refer to as the "nuclear option". I have multiple winlogon.exe files on my machine, and one's taking up a lot of memory – what do I do? - It's quite possible to have more than one winlogon.exe, but knowing which are good and which are suspect isn't always clear. Malwarebytes Anti-malware Removes Malware that Others Don’t - Even the best anti-virus and anti-spyware tools miss things. Malwarebytes Anti-malware has a good reputation for cleaning up some of the things that other tools don't. What’s the Difference Between a DLL and an EXE, and Why Is It Important? - DLLs and EXE files are very much related, but they are two different things. I'll cover the differences and explain why knowing the difference matters.