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What is LaunchPad.exe?

LaunchPad.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 LaunchPad.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.

LaunchPad.exe file information

The process known as LaunchPad Application or LaunchPa Application or U3 Launchpad belongs to software LaunchPad Application or LaunchPa Application by U3 (u3.sandisk.com).

Description: LaunchPad.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file LaunchPad.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 49,152 bytes (56% of all occurrences), 4,603,904 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/launchpad.exe.html 
There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. LaunchPad.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify LaunchPad.exe related errors

If LaunchPad.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 23% dangerous. The file size is 4,603,904 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 2,600,960 bytes and 4 more variants. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. LaunchPad.exe is not a Windows core file. LaunchPad.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LaunchPad.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the LaunchPad.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

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It launches Star Wars Galaxies. An online role playing game.
Its the everquest launcher
it is U3 Application running on Disk on Key
  Nathaniel Nutman   (further information)
LaunchPad.exe loads with my U3 SanDisc JumpDrive.... seems harmless enough
U3 Application running on a USB
  R Edwards   (further information)
It's an application for U3 SanDisc thumb card
LaunchPad was installed when I plugged in my new SanDisk Cruzer thumb drive for the first time. It's something to do with their U3 technology.
  David Knapton  
It's a program used for launching certain games.
ATI Multimedia
  Rob   (further information)
LaunchPad.exe is a U3 application for SmartDrives
  Brook Monroe   (further information)
Came with my SanDisk cruzer flash drive
Launchpad.exe is a component of SanDisk's U3 flash drive software.
Menuing utility created by SanDisk installed on their flash drives for selecting and running portable applications independently of the operating system the flash drive is connected to.
  Jim Dodson  
Check this website: http://www.u3.com/support/faq.aspx which indicates that sometimes it is used for flash drives.
  Mopfog   (further information)
Autoloader distributed with older USB pen drives.
It is U3 Application running on pendrive
  Tato Santos  
it launches from my u3 flash drive
The U3 Launchpad is a program manager that is preinstalled on every U3 smart drive, and is set to autoplay on insertion.
  .ro0ster   (further information)
Launchpad.exe supposedly from my U3 ScanDisk thumb drive just tried to access the internet....why?! Must be spying on me, I deem it spyware.
Runs upon insertion of SanDisk flashdrive. Shuts down when flash dive is ejected.
From Mac
  Jake Handson  
Its for many game launchers such as everquest 2 and is not harmful.
  Scarlet Joahannson or whatevr  
it is on SanDisk USB drive
It is a windows server computer launchpad. Located in C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin\Launchpad.exe
  Bigharps   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of LaunchPad.exe: based on 27 votes with 25 user comments.
7 users think LaunchPad.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 15 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks LaunchPad.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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