No Maj, if I am downloading a .doc or .ppt or jpeg file it doesn't intervene....it's when I go into any site and try to download software or upgrades(which would normally be an .exe file or a zip file) . I'm not sure when QT decides it is needed.
Thanks guys.....should I just get rid of QuickTime using add/remove programs? Not sure what ccleaner is DeMarcus? Also, if I ditch it what will happen when I try to download software now? Sorry, sort of new to this....have been a mainframe programmer for 20 yrs (stop laughing)...
Uninstall quicktime via add/remove programmes, download ccleaner from click here which is in their own words "CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less that a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)"
Basically it should clean out any files left over from the quicktime installation, including registry entries.
Your downloads should begin to start normally.
If you have any problems downloading ccleaner, try right clicking and on the download and 'save target as'.