What is LoLLauncher.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 LoLLauncher.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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LoLLauncher.exe file information

The process known as Patcher or Riot Client Patcher belongs to software League of Legends or Patcher by Riot Games.

Description: LoLLauncher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The LoLLauncher.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,686,976 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 2,445,304 bytes and 16 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The LoLLauncher.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. LoLLauncher.exe is able to monitor applications and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can ask for help from Support, make sure that you have installed the latest version or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of League of Legends or LoLLauncher (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If LoLLauncher.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 2,686,976 bytes. The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. LoLLauncher.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications.

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

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