What is LaunchApplication.exe?

The genuine LaunchApplication.exe file is a software component of Nokia PC Suite by Nokia.
The launcher for the Nokia PC Suite, this process runs silently and automatically detects when a Nokia device is plugged into your PC. When the Nokia device is detected, the Nokia PC Suite is launched. The Nokia PC Suite allows you to transfer files and content back and forth between your Nokia device and your PC. One of the world's oldest companies, Nokia was founded in 1865 in Finland.

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 LaunchApplication.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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LaunchApplication.exe file information

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

The process known as PC Suite belongs to software Nokia PC Suite by Nokia (

Description: LaunchApplication.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. LaunchApplication.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 227,328 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 271,360 bytes and 5 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The LaunchApplication.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. LaunchApplication.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Nokia PC Suite, update it, or ask the software vendor for help. Go to to update it, go to to contact the vendor, or go to Nokia PC Suite in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify LaunchApplication.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LaunchApplication.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example W32.SillyFDC (detected by Symantec), and TrojanDownloader:Win32/Bagle (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the LaunchApplication.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

'Nokia PC Suite' file, safe but whole package consumes a lot of memory
Nokia phone suite lanch icon
  Astar Isborn  
I'll second Trockey - my LaunchApplication.exe is also a Nokia PC Suite executable.
  Al Dul3Ley  
Hogs RAM and is uneccesary
for me it's Nokia Pc Suite

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of LaunchApplication.exe: based on 11 votes with 5 user comments. 8 users think LaunchApplication.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving LaunchApplication issues

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