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What is qlbctrl.exe?

Part of HP Quick Launch Buttons by Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.

What is it?

This contains the software that enables the Quick Launch Buttons on the keyboard and the external Easy Access Buttons Keyboard to be programmed for the supported notebook models and operating systems. This application enables menu control of various bezel buttons such as volume, internal/external display, and mute on/off; HotKeys, and Docked Events.
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How does qlbctrl.exe run?

Process - qlbctrl.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. qlbctrl.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does qlbctrl.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - qlbctrl.exe is registered with the run identifier 'QlbCtrl' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the qlbctrl.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of qlbctrl.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is qlbctrl.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00070% CPU7001.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.82 MB RAM17.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         14 GDI objects9.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp quick launch buttons\qlbctrl.exe

Are there other versions of HP Quick Launch Buttons?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by HP Quick Launch Buttons.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6000.0)
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File details

File name: qlbctrl.exe
Name: HP Quick Launch Buttons
Description: QLB Controller
Version: 6, 2, 7, 2
Size: 160 KB
Original file name: QLBCTRL.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 1/18/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0008844494%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001842603%
User CPU: 0.00070018908872%
Privileged CPU time: 10452067 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,726,782,876
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 64.41 MB
Peak committed memory: 68.82 MB
Paged memory: 3.82 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.25 MB
Paged system memory: 113.41 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.3 KB
Working set memory: 612 KB
Peak working set memory: 9 MB
Min working set memory: 484 KB
Private memory: 3.82 MB
Page faults: 3,134
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 105
Total read transfer: 2.92 KB
Total write operations: 3
Total write transfer: 348 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,212
Total other transfer: 1.89 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 14
USER objects: 13
Handle count average: 153
Thread count average: 6

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe" /Start

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: QlbCtrl.exe
Command: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start

Image hashes

MD5: 2ac6933641acc31c741fb252824be32f
SHA-1: 39d0f67051fef1208aeec70787012ffd2771de19

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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