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What is Launch.exe?

Launch.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Launch.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


Launch.exe file information

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 (www.cyberscrub.com) or The TechGuys or HH or Oberon Media (corp.oberon-media.com) or EAST Technologies (www.east-tec.com) or MicroWorld Technologies (www.escanav.com) or Echo Digital Audio or Doctor Web (www.drweb.com).

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 7/XP are 45,192 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 44,192 bytes and 20 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/launch.exe.html 
The Launch.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Launch.exe is able to record inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however also read the users 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).

Recommended: Identify Launch.exe related errors

If Launch.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, 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. 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.

If Launch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 12,681,200 bytes.

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

  • "MailScan Dispatcher" must run at start up. MailScan Dispatcher splits each e-mail message into various components such as the header, body and attachment. Compressed formats (ZIP, ARJ, etc.) are scanned for viruses and cleaned
  • "Screen Guard" can run at start up. Part of Access Denied security and privacy software
  • "Traceless" is not required to run at start up. Traceless 2003 - clear your cookies, temp directories and browser history with a click of a button. It also clears the recent documents and the IE drop down auto complete box

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.



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User Comments

Oberon's wrapping application that protects the games and provide a common starting menu
  Veg  
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
  willygood  
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 recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade Launch.exe ("not sure about it").


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