What is HDDtoGOLaunch.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 HDDtoGOLaunch.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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HDDtoGOLaunch.exe file information

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

The file does not contain indication of the product name or copyright holder. In Windows Task Manager, it appears simply as HDDtoGOLaunch.exe.

Description: HDDtoGOLaunch.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file HDDtoGOLaunch.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 172,032 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 176,128 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The HDDtoGOLaunch.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). HDDtoGOLaunch.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HDDtoGOLaunch.exe. Therefore, you should check the HDDtoGOLaunch.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

It is software by a company called Cososys. It came with my AData portable Hard Drive to provide data backup syncing and password protection.
  Larry Samson   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of HDDtoGOLaunch.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving HDDtoGOLaunch issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with HDDtoGOLaunch. 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 HDDtoGOLaunch.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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