What is CardLauncher.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the CardLauncher.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CardLauncher.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CardLauncher
CardLauncher.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CardMinder Application or CardMinder Viewer belongs to software CardMinderApplication or CardMinder or ScanSnap Manager by PFU ( or PFU LIMITED (

Description: CardLauncher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CardLauncher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (59% of all occurrences) or 77,824 bytes. 
The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The CardLauncher.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). CardLauncher.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with CardLauncher.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of CardMinder or ScanSnap Manager (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CardLauncher.exe. Therefore, you should check the CardLauncher.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Part of the Fujitsu Scanner Software
gehört zur Software von Fujitsu ScanSnap
It's part of the bundled business card scanning utility with the Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners and monitors the scanner output if you've selected CardMinder as the target application in the scanner taksbar utility
software included with ScanSnap Scanners

Summary: Average user rating of CardLauncher.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think CardLauncher.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving CardLauncher issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CardLauncher. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CardLauncher.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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