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This entry has been requested 23,031 times. Is launcher.exe spyware? JH In hp preloaded software systems it could be a recovery disk launcher i would disable until needed until further investigation if you own a Hp. 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.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - softthinks by oliviamarin / August 25, 2008 5:25 AM PDT In reply to: think launcher You are most welcome!Well I know there is Run Security Task Manager to check your Launcher process 2. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here. Launcher.exe is not a Windows core file. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/launcher.exe.html

By the same token it can also be implanted by any other people/software to launch whatever they intent to. If launcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 44% dangerous. When Do EXE Errors Occur?

Locate Software Launcher.exe-associated program (eg. printing). SoftwareLauncher) on your PC.Every software application on your PC uses an executable file - your web browser, word processor, spreadsheet program, etc. - making it one of the most useful kinds Any file I don't need that has even just the potential to cause problems...why should I have that.

Follow the on-screen directions to complete the uninstallation of your Software Launcher.exe-associated program. Privacy Policy Legal Steam Subscriber Agreement removeSign in Outlook.com People Calendar OneDrive Word Online Excel Online PowerPoint Online OneNote Online Sway Office OnlineInboxCalendarContactsSend emailDocumentsPhotosRecent docsSharedGroupsPhotos of you New Word document New You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, launcher.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and http://www.file.net/process/launcher.exe.html Description: Startup Launcher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems.

Kim Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - HP's SMINST by Double-E / December 14, 2009 5:55 AM PST In reply to: I found this While i have no idea If you've received one of those "update available" messages about Java, and agreed to download and install the update, the Launcher.exe app shouldn't be considered dangerous. He is a lifelong computer geek and loves everything related to computers, software, and new technology. I had not downloaded any of the mentioned applications that generates this file, so I honestly have no clue where it's from.

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. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunOnce, Run, MACHINE\Run, RunOnce, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, DEFAULT\Runonce). The exact folder location for this file is also listed below, always verify the file and location as spyware and virus writers often use similiar named files and place them elsewhere Instructions for Windows 7 and Windows Vista: Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button.

A black box will open with a blinking cursor. Even though you might not be a computer specialist, like myself, you found the relevant info on the HP site, saving me and perhaps others time, which is often lost taking Here are the places giving gamers hope, and those that have shut down sales. If it is in the startup folder, (runonce is a clue), then it loads at boot up for some reason.

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. O Internet. The exact folder location for this file is also listed below, always verify the file and location as spyware and virus writers often use similiar named files and place them elsewhere Changes in version 1.2Fixed crash on startup (which happened when no unofficial mods were properly entered in the Registry).

The actual disk location of this program is:"C:\Program Files\Uniblue\PowerSuite\launcher.exe" delay 20000 -m (This is how it will appear in your system startup). Other processes bmcontroller.exe iwingamesinstaller.exe invtray.exe Startup Launcher.exe cdr4_2k.sys mllmj.dll netsession_win_2da1ebd.dll upsd.exe agile1pie4.dll cp.exe wfica32.exe [all] © file.net 10 years of experience MicrosoftPartner TermsPrivacy Step 1: Repair Registry Entries Associated with SoftwareLauncher Sometimes Software Launcher.exe and other EXE system errors can be related to problems in the Windows registry.

There is no further description of it on this website probably because this particular version of Trojan Horse is fairly recent (10/07) and is not widely spread.

I installed TATW 1.0 and then updated to 1.01, creating proper Registry entries with KLA and both versions seem to work. I only tested startup of 1.0, but in 1.01 I started a campaign and experienced no problems. I had two, one from SoftThinks, and another in my Java file. Probably that's why some viruses may appear on one company's database and not on others.

NXMT View Public Profile Search User Find More Posts by NXMT Find Threads by NXMT 02-06-2012, 05:49 PM #14 LoGr Join Date: Jan 2012 Reputation: 0 Posts: 12 OMG After you have successfully uninstalled your Software Launcher.exe-associated program (eg. For instance there is one txt file called CD Creator.exe which containsCD Creator.exe - 7, 0, 1, 45 - Compiled on Mar 5 2007 16:56:24 - Executed on Jul 28 2007 You will be prompted with a permission dialog box.

Click the Uninstall button on the top menu ribbon. The file size is 98,304bytes (25% of all occurrences), 102,400bytes, 94,208bytes, 90,112bytes or 95,232bytes. Windows XPhttp://www.theeldergeek.com/windows_xp_registry.htm Windows 7http://www.theeldergeek.com/windows_7/registry_edits_for_win7.htm Windows Vistahttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/2688326 - LetMeFixItMyselfAlways Step 2: Conduct a Full Malware Scan of Your PC There is a chance that your Software Launcher.exe error could be related to Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.