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.
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 Echo24 Windows Driver or usbdevice
by CyberScrub (www.cyberscrub.com) or The TechGuys or HH or eInstruction or EAST Technologies (www.east-tec.com) or MicroWorld Technologies (www.escanav.com) or Echo Digital Audio or Oberon Media (corp.oberon-media.com).
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 (18% 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). The file has a digital signature. Launch.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify Launch.exe related errors
If Launch.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 10,240 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Launch.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. Launch.exe is able to monitor applications.
If Launch.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 10,240 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 1,036,288 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Launch.exe is not a Windows core file. Launch.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If Launch.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 12,681,200 bytes.
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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.
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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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.