What is cid6lnch.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 cid6lnch.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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Cid6lnch.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cid6lnch
Cid6lnch.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as cid6lnch belongs to software cid6lnch by Comuse Co.,ltd.

Description: Cid6lnch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The cid6lnch.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The cid6lnch.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as cid6lnch.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the cid6lnch.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

In my particular instance, CID6LNCH.exe is service that starts as a result of the installation of a network fax utility for the Konica Minolta copiers. Comuse Co. LTD is the company that created the utility for Konica Minolta.
  Nick M   (further information)
I also have this file in my computer CID6LNCH.exe and as Nick M my computer has the network fax utility instaled as we work with Konica Minolta
(07-02-09) I have Konica Minolta's Network Fax program installed on my computer as well and have verified that killing this process affects the software. The process allows you to "print" to the fax software so that you can fax any document from your desktop through a Konica Minolta fax machine, so killing it prevents the software from catching the print command to open the fax dialog box.
  Scott E  
I also have seen this after the konica network fax installation.
  Mike H  

Summary: Average user rating of cid6lnch.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks cid6lnch.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving cid6lnch issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cid6lnch. 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 cid6lnch.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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