What is Launch_CC.exe?

The genuine Launch_CC.exe file is a software component of Alienware OSD by Dell.
AlienwareOn-ScreenDisplay.exe is an executable file associated with the Alienware OSD or On Screen Display software used to display information for the volume when the volume control keys are pressed on the keyboard. This software is available on many laptops designed for gaming and comes pre-installed in most cases. This file is harmless. Alienware OSD is a preinstalled utility program that is available on Alienware laptops and desktops. The software lets users adjust volume, adjust screen brightness, select a video source and turn off the screen. Dell Inc. is an American company that develops, distributes, repairs and supports computer related products and services all across the world. Founded by Michael Dell in 1984, today it sits at number 51 in the Fortune 500 list. With many new corporate acquisitions under its belt, such as Alienware, a company that produces custom gaming rigs. Dell is one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 103,300 people worldwide.

Launch_CC stands for Launch Alienware Command Center

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_CC.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_CC.exe file information

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

The process known as Launch_CC belongs to software Alienware On-Screen Display or Project1 by Alienware ( or HH.

Description: Launch_CC.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Launch_CC.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 20,480 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 24,576 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Launch_CC.exe is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous.

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If Launch_CC.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 521,728 bytes. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). Launch_CC.exe is not a Windows core file. Launch_CC.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Launch_CC.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_SPNR.3CB615 (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan.MSIL.Zapchast.sbag (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the Launch_CC.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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Best practices for resolving Launch_CC issues

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