What is dispatcher.exe?

The genuine dispatcher.exe file is a software component of Plazmic CDK by Macrovision.
A Java application launcher, this application allows for the execution and deployment of Java programs and application across a variety of environments. Created by Macrovision, Macrovision rebranded by changing their name to Rovi Corporation in 2009. Based in Santa Clara, California, Rovi was founded in 1983.

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 dispatcher.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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Dispatcher.exe file information

The process known as FloEFD Remote Solver Dispatcher or LaunchAnywhere belongs to software SolidWorks Flow Simulation (version 2013 SP03 x64) or Plazmic CDK (version 4.7 for BlackBerry) by Mentor Graphics ( or Macrovision (

Description: Dispatcher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file dispatcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 465,544 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 409,224 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The dispatcher.exe file is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Cosmosm provides a website for help and for updates. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2014 SP01 x64 or SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2014 SP05 x64).

Recommended: Identify dispatcher.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dispatcher.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dispatcher.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

Dispatcher.exe is part of the peer-to-peer version conntrol system, Code Co-op. It handles the exchange of change scripts between project members through email or LAN.
  Bartosz Milewski   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of dispatcher.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks dispatcher.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving dispatcher issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dispatcher. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the dispatcher.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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