What is sclauncher.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 sclauncher.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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Sclauncher.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with sclauncher
Sclauncher.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SimpleCenter Launcher belongs to software Home Media Server or SimpleCenter by Universal Electronics (

Description: Sclauncher.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sclauncher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 94,208 bytes (96% of all occurrences), 90,112 bytes or 114,688 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It is able to record keyboard inputs. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Sclauncher.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 98% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Home Media Server or SimpleCenter, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on Home Media Server or SimpleCenter in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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

It is part of home media server for Nokia Internet Tablet
  J Anthony  
This is the SimpleCenter Launcher software from Universal Electronics
It is in C:\Program Files\SimpleCenter\bin\win\sclauncher.exe

Summary: Average user rating of sclauncher.exe: based on 1 vote with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade sclauncher.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving sclauncher issues

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