What is Launch_OSD.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_OSD.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_OSD.exe file information

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

The process known as Launch_OSD or OSD Setup belongs to software Project1 by HH.

Description: Launch_OSD.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Launch_OSD.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 32,768 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The Launch_OSD.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with Launch_OSD.exe, you can uninstall the software OSD Setup using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify Launch_OSD.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Launch_OSD.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Launch_OSD.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_OSD issues

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