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 DVDLauncher.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.
The process known as CyberLink PowerCinema Resident Program belongs to software Cyberlink PowerCinema or CyberLink PowerCinema Resident Program or BP iRAS (version 4.0 Suite for Passport) or Final Effects Complete or RM LST Station Upgrade or Intermec Data Collection or Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius or PolicyMaker™ Application by CyberLink (www.gocyberlink.com).
Description: DVDLauncher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. DVDLauncher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder—normally C:\Program Files\cyberlink\powerdvd\.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 49,152 bytes, 57,344 bytes or 61,440 bytes.
The DVDLauncher.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The program has no visible window. DVDLauncher.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you have any problems with DVDLauncher.exe, you may want to do the following:
1) uninstall Cyberlink PowerCinema or Intermec Data Collection from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"
2) ask for help from Support
3) look for a new, improved version.
Recommended: Identify DVDLauncher.exe related errors
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DVDLauncher.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DVDLauncher.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DVDLauncher. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 DVDLauncher.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.