In this article, we will see some solutions to fix QtWebEngineProcess.exe System Error on Windows 11/10. According to the affected users, this error message remains on their screen until they shut down their systems and come back again when they start their systems.
The complete error message is given below:
QtWebEngineProcess.exe system error
Code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.
What is QTWebEngineProcess?
The QTWebEngineProcess is a web browser engine that is developed to embed content from the internet or World Wide Web into the applications that are built by using QT and do not have their native web engine. It is a legitimate executable file made to help certain Windows programs run properly and could be used by any of the following:
- Chromium-based Qt WebEngine
- Ring Central
The QtWebEngineProcess.exe file itself could be located in any of these folders depending on which program it belongs to::
- C:\Program Files
- C:\Program Files (x86)
Some users think that QTWebEngineProcess.exe is a virus when they see it running in the Task Manager – but you can check if the file is malicious or not.
Fix QtWebEngineProcess.exe System Error
Here are some possible fixes that you can try and see if they help:
- Run SFC scan
- Reinstall the program that is giving problems
- Uninstall Dashlane and CCleaner
- Uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages 2015 and later versions.
Let’s see all these fixes in detail.
1] Run SFC scan
The problem might be occurring on your system due to the corrupt system image. You can fix it by running the SFC scan. SFC stands for System File Checker. It is an automated tool that scans for corrupt system images and repairs them.
2] Reinstall the program that is giving problems
Open task Manager, locate QTWebEngineProcess.exe, right-click on it and select Open file location.
Identify which program it belongs to and then try to reinstall that program.
3] Uninstall Dashlane and CCleaner
Some users have reported that the error started occurring after they installed software like Dashlane, CCleaner, etc. When they uninstalled them, the problem disappeared. If you have also installed such software on your system, uninstall them and check if this fixes the problem.
4] Uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages 2015 and later versions
The problem also occurs because of the corrupted Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages 2015 and later versions. Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a runtime library that is required by many programs to run properly. If any files under these libraries get corrupted due to any reason, you may experience errors with the programs that use these libraries. The problems occurring due to the corruption of Visual C++ Redistributable libraries can easily be fixed by reinstalling Visual C++ libraries.
Uninstall and reinstall both x86 and x64 Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 – 2022 and see if it helps. The steps to do so are listed below:
- Right-click on Start and select Settings.
- Go to “Apps > Apps & features.”
- In Windows 10, select the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 and later versions and click Uninstall.
- In Windows 11, click on the three vertical dots next to Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 and later versions, and then click Uninstall.
Do note that, you have to uninstall both the x86 and x64 architecture of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages. After uninstalling them, visit microsoft.com, download both x86 and x64 architecture of Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 – 2022, and install them on your system.
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, the applications that use QTWebEngineProcess will not work. Some applications that use QTWebEngineProcess are Dropbox, Origin Game Client, etc.
Hope this helps.