What is NILaunch.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 NILaunch.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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NILaunch.exe file information

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

The file does not contain indication of the product name or copyright holder. In Windows Task Manager, it appears simply as NILaunch.exe.

Description: NILaunch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file NILaunch.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,576 bytes. 
There is no file information. NILaunch.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NILaunch.exe. Therefore, you should check the NILaunch.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

nilaunch.exe is a part of the Net-It Launcher application, a web publishing software from the Informative Graphics Corporation
  omikron23   (further information)
Lotus Smartsuite Net-It Launcher (internet publishing)
It's part of Lotus SmatSuite (NetItNow Starter Edition) for publish suie produced documents to the Web.
  Mike McGowan  
Lotus Smartsuite Net-It Launcher (internet publishing)
Lotus Smartsuite Net-It Launcher (internet publishing)
I have lotus Smartsuite installed.
Lotus Smartsuite Net-It Launcher
On my machine with Lotus Smartsuite installed
It is an add-on feature that installs with Lotus Smart Suite. Prints document pages to html (web folder) format, but the funtionality is seldom used since 2002. Disable in msconfig.
  Richard Beneke  

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Summary: Average user rating of NILaunch.exe: based on 9 votes with 9 user comments. 6 users think NILaunch.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 NILaunch issues

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