Fix QtWebEngineProcess.exe System Error on Windows 11/10

In this article, we are going to see some solutions to fix QtWebEngineProcess.exe System Error on Windows 11/10. According to the affected users, this error message stays on their screen until they shut down their systems and come back when they start their systems.

The full error message is given below:

QtWebEngineProcess.exe System Error

Code execution cannot continue because VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.

What is QTWebEngineProcess?


The QTWebEngineProcess is a web browser engine developed to integrate content from the Internet or the World Wide Web into applications created using QT and lacking their native web engine. This is a legitimate executable file designed to help certain Windows programs run properly and can be used by any of the following:

  • Chromium-based Qt WebEngine
  • bitlord
  • drop box
  • Center Ring

The QtWebEngineProcess.exe file itself can be located in one of these folders depending on the program it belongs to:

  • C:WindowsSystem32
  • C:PythonLib
  • C:Program Files
  • C:Program Files (x86)

Some users think QTWebEngineProcess.exe is a virus when they see it running in Task Manager – but you can check if the file is malicious or not.

Fix QtWebEngineProcess.exe System Error

QtWebEngineProcess.exe System Error

Here are some possible fixes you can try and see if they help:

  1. Start SFC scan
  2. Reinstall the problematic program
  3. Uninstall Dashlane and CCleaner
  4. Uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Packages and later versions.

Let’s see all these fixes in detail.

1]Start SFC scan

The issue may occur on your system due to corrupted system image. You can fix it by running SFC scan. SFC stands for System File Checker. This is an automated tool that scans for corrupted system images and repairs them.

2]Reinstall the problem program

Open Task Manager, locate QTWebEngineProcess.exe, right click on it and select Open file location.

Identify the program it belongs to and then try to install that program again.

3]Uninstall Dashlane and CCleaner

Some users reported that the error started occurring after installing software like Dashlane, CCleaner, etc. When they uninstalled them, the problem went away. If you have installed such software on your system as well, uninstall it and check if that fixes the problem.

4]Uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 and later Redistributable Packages

The issue also occurs due to corrupted Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 and later Redistributable Packages. Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a runtime library required by many programs to function properly. If files in these libraries are corrupted for any reason, you may encounter errors with programs that use these libraries. Problems due to corruption of Visual C++ Redistributable Libraries can easily be fixed by reinstalling Visual C++ Libraries.

Uninstall and reinstall x86 and x64 Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 – 2022 and see if that helps. The steps to follow are listed below:

  1. Right click on To start up and select Settings.
  2. Go to “Apps > Apps and features.”
    • In Windows 10, select Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 and later and click Uninstall.
    • In Windows 11, click the three vertical dots next to Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 and later, then click Uninstall.

Note that you must uninstall the x86 and x64 architectures of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages. After uninstalling them, visit, download Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 – 2022 x86 and x64 architectures and install them on your system.

Read: Fixed SrTasks.exe system protection background tasks High disk usage.

Can I disable QTWebEngineProcess?

If you find QTWebEngineProcess running in the background on your system, your system has some QT-based applications. If you disable this process, applications that use QTWebEngineProcess will not work. Some applications that use QTWebEngineProcess are Dropbox, Origin Game Client, etc.

I hope this helps you.

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QtWebEngineProcess.exe System Error

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