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How to remove an Launcher error


Launcher.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. 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 Launcher.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Launcher.exe file information

The process known as PS QL Launcher or Blizzard Launcher or Uniblue Launcher or VistaLauncher or Acer Assist Launcher or Launcher MFC Application or J2SE Runtime Environment (version 5.0 Update 5, 5.0 Update 6) or OEAPI Launcher or SDMSSplash

belongs to software soft thinks Launcher or Webshots Desktop or Protector Suite QL or Blizzard Launcher or Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC (version 2009) or Uniblue RegistryBooster (version 2010) or J2SE Runtime Environment (version 5.0 Update 3, 5.0 Update 6, 5.0 Update 8) or Acer Assist or SDMSSplash or Dell DataSafe Local Backup or RedStrike UltraWipe or World of Warcraft or FEAR Extraction Point or Gateway Recovery Center Installer

by soft thinks (www.softthinks.com) or UPEK (www.authentec.com) or Blizzard Entertainment (blizzard.com) or Uniblue Systems (www.uniblue.com) or Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com) or HP_SDMS or Acer (www.acer.com) or RedStrike B.V or CNET Networks (www.cnet.com) or Sony (www.sony.com) or Nektra S.A (www.nektra.com) or Paragon Technologie GmbH or TimeGate Studios.

Description: The file Launcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mainly C:\Program Files\Webshots\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 45,056 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 598,016 bytes and 81 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/launcher.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, 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\RunOnce, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runonce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Launcher.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If you experience any issues with installation of Launcher.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software Webshots or Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs)
  2) go to the support area [1][2] of the Webshots website
  3) look for a new, improved version [1][2].

Recommended: Identify Launcher.exe related errors .

If Launcher.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 3% dangerous. The file size is 44,168 bytes (39% of all occurrences), 44,128 bytes and 5 more variants. The program has a visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, 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\RunOnce, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runonce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. The Launcher.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company.

If Launcher.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 94,208 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes and 6 more variants. The Launcher.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The Launcher.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder.

If Launcher.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 39% dangerous. The file size is 155,704 bytes (9% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes and 9 more variants.

If Launcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 44% dangerous. The file size is 86,016 bytes.

If Launcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 20% dangerous. The file size is 1,634,304 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 403,720 bytes.

If Launcher.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 61% dangerous. The file size is 177,152 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 352,256 bytes.

If Launcher.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 45,056 bytes.

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

  • "Launcher" definitely not required. Spyware component related to DownloadWare and found in Program FilesKFH
  • "PrimaLauncher": Associated with PrimaScan scanners. Is it required?
  • "Vegas Palms - Launcher" is not required to run at start up. Vegas Palms on-line cassino

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Launcher.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Worm.Win32.AutoRun.bdep (detected by Kaspersky), and Backdoor:Win32/Agent.F (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the Launcher.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

Believe it came from ---"Warcraft/Rein of Chaos" game disc. install/play ~~~~. Ralpharama---Your're right......
  JonJon  
I don't think Uniblue's RegistryBooster uses this process, can check for more details about this software at the following location here.
  Mario   (further information)
its slows ur computer down
  richard baker  
In hp preloaded software systems it could be a recovery disk launcher i would disable until needed until further investigation if you own a Hp.
  Ariel   (further information)
I have never had any problems with it. It only became noticeable when I edited my startup processes and saw it. Nothing has come up since this, nor has anything of ill intent been associated with the file. I had not downloaded any of the mentioned applications that generates this file, so I honestly have no clue where it's from. It's not in any of my programs' core files, so it's definitely not necessary to run anything other than itself. I may look into it and remove it later if it's proven to be malignant.
  JH  
Its a silkroad online bot called sroking
  toxingting   (further information)
a snapshot of your computer utilized to send error message to microsoft
   
World or Warcraft uses this exe for the pre-load screen.
  Ralpharama  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Launcher.exe: based on 29 votes with 9 reviews.
15 users think Launcher.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think Launcher.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 6 users don't grade Launcher.exe ("not sure about it").


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