What does the launch.exe file do?
The launch.exe process is also known as Launcher Application or, as the case may be, OSD Setup and is a part of CyberScrub® Privacy Suite or, as the case may be, DeviceManager. This software is produced by CyberScrub (www.cyberscrub.com) or, as the case may be, The TechGuys. An obsolete or defective version of launch.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Launcher Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Launcher Application has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- launch.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module launch.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about launch.exe Launcher Application
launch.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Launch.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 45,192 bytes (62% of all these files), 349,776 bytes, 340,176 bytes or, as the case may be, 32,768 bytes.
The launch file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The file does not supply any version information or other description. This launch program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). For this reason, 27% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A launch.exe file has a 70% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 10,240 bytes. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Launch.exe is capable of supervise programs.
- A launch.exe file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder. In this case, the file size is usually 1,122,452 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. Launch.exe is capable of track other applications.
- A launch.exe file has a 72% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 10,240 bytes.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves launch.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about launch?
|Oberon's wrapping application that protects the games and provide a common starting menu |
|does not work with Vista |
|remove from lab top can't get games |
|it shuts down your computer once you tell it to end program |
|has Trojan agent 130883 |
|My PC named it Launch.exe instead of Dr.Web. I don't have other problems with ti though. |
Summary: 2 users judge launch.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted launch.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall CyberScrub® Privacy Suite or DeviceManager
To remove Launcher Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate CyberScrub® Privacy Suite or DeviceManager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if launch.exe (Launcher Application) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Launcher Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Launcher Application or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or launch.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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