What is ZumoLauncher.lnk?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the ZumoLauncher.lnk 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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ZumoLauncher.lnk file information

The process known as ZumoLauncher.lnk belongs to software HP CloudDrive or ZumoCast by unknown.

Description: ZumoLauncher.lnk is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ZumoLauncher.lnk is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,080 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 2,040 bytes and 7 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The ZumoLauncher.lnk file is not a Windows core file. ZumoLauncher.lnk appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with ZumoLauncher.lnk, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > HP CloudDrive or ZumoCast).

Recommended: Identify ZumoLauncher.lnk related errors

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

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