What is RuLaunch.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 RuLaunch.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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RuLaunch.exe file information

The process known as RuLaunch or Instant Updater Main Program belongs to software McAfee Instant Updater by Networks Associates Technologies ( or Network Associates (

Description: RuLaunch.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. RuLaunch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—e.g. C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 122,948 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 102,468 bytes or 114,756 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with McAfee QuickClean or McAfee Firewall come up, you can uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program, visit the support page or check if there is a newer version available.

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

Start de updater voor Security Center
c'est un fichier de MCAfee(Antivirus)
O programa está impedindo o desligamento correto em meu Computador

Summary: Average user rating of RuLaunch.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving RuLaunch issues

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