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 Game Launcher or usbdevice or OSD Setup or Dr.Web ® CureIt or MailScan Dispatcher Launcher

belongs to software CyberScrub® Privacy Suite or BMO WORLD or East-Tec Eraser (version 2009 Version) or Project1 or Oberon Media Game Launcher or eScan/MailScan/ X-Spam for Windows or Echo24 Windows Driver or usbdevice

by CyberScrub ( or The TechGuys or HH or Oberon Media ( or EAST Technologies ( or MicroWorld Technologies ( or Echo Digital Audio or Doctor Web (

Description: Launch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Launch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 45,192 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 44,192 bytes and 20 more variants. 
The Launch.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). Launch.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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 > Add/Remove programs > 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 WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec), and Generic.dx!zwc (detected by McAfee). 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  

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Summary: Average user rating of Launch.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think Launch.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks Launch.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 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 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 Launch.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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