What is RKLauncher.exe?

The genuine RKLauncher.exe file is a software component of RK Launcher by RaduKing.
RKLauncher.exe is an executable file that is responsible for running RK Launcher, a program that sets up a dock-style interface similar to Apple's Mac OS. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. RK Launcher is an OS customization tool that offers Windows users with a Mac OS X feel. The program makes it possible to launch applications in the same way as on a Mac operating system, with a dock that holds icons. The program also provides further customization to the icon size and transparency of the items in the dock.

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 RKLauncher.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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RKLauncher.exe file information

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

The process known as RK Launcher belongs to software RK Launcher (version 0.41 Leopard) or Space Effect by RaduKing (

Description: RKLauncher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RKLauncher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 393,216 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 692,224 bytes or 708,608 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). RKLauncher.exe is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. RKLauncher.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of RKLauncher.exe, you can also uninstall RK Launcher 0.41 Leopard or Space Effect from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If RKLauncher.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 368,640 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 708,608 bytes. The program has a visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). The RKLauncher.exe file is not a Windows system file. RKLauncher.exe is able to monitor applications.

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

Gehört zu flyke OS X
Perfectly safe. Dock program for Flyakite OSX.
nie wieder RK Launcher ...
It is not harmful- it is merely a GUI application
  Matthew Hibbs   (further information)
Mac-like Doc für Win.
RKLauncher.exe is a application launching program and is not harmful. Although, it is possible that it could be a virus/malaware/etc. running under the name RKLauncher.exe.
  John   (further information) (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of RKLauncher.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 4 users think RKLauncher.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving RKLauncher issues

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