What is Launch.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 Launch.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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Launch.exe file information

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

The process known as Launcher Application or usbdevice or Game Launcher or OSD Setup or Dr.Web ® CureIt or MailScan Dispatcher Launcher

belongs to software CyberScrub® Privacy Suite or DeviceManager or BMO WORLD or East-Tec Eraser (version 2009 Version) or Project1 or eScan/MailScan/ X-Spam for Windows or usbdevice or Dr.Web CureIt

by CyberScrub ( or The TechGuys or HH or eInstruction or EAST Technologies ( or MicroWorld Technologies ( or Oberon Media ( or Doctor Web (

Description: Launch.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Launch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,192 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 57,344 bytes and 15 more variants. 
The Launch.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. Launch.exe is digitally signed. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). Launch.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with Launch.exe, you can also ask for help from Support, search for an update on the vendor’s website or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > CyberScrub® Privacy Suite™ or BMO WORLD).

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External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Launch.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Win32:Sisproc-L [Trj] (detected by Avast), and TROJ_GEN.R02KC0CBG15 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the Launch.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

Oberon's wrapping application that protects the games and provide a common starting menu
does not work with Vista
  Floyd Watson  
remove from lab top can't get games
  Deborah Waters  
it shuts down your computer once you tell it to end program
  ali scott  
has Trojan agent 130883
My PC named it Launch.exe instead of Dr.Web. I don't have other problems with ti though.
  Poch Peralta  
This file is harmful and it is a hidden file. It causes errors like "not a window 32 application" and it slows your computer and it's applications.
  Akbar Mirza  
I have a game I purchased, been using it for years, it's super text twist. Now this launch exe keeps coming up wants to know if I want it to take control. I cannot play the game at all.
  Ida Keys  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Launch.exe: based on 8 votes with 9 user comments. 2 users think Launch.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think Launch.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade Launch.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Launch issues

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