What does the LaunchAp.exe file do?
The LaunchAp.exe process is also known as LaunchAp MFC Application and is a part of LaunchAp Application. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of LaunchAp.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- LaunchAp MFC Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- LaunchAp MFC 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)
- LaunchAp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module LaunchAp.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about LaunchAp.exe LaunchAp MFC Application
LaunchAp.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. LaunchAp.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 32,768 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This LaunchAp.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 54% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 LaunchAp.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 LaunchAp?
|This is part of "Launch Manager", a keyboard hotkey manager for notebooks. It is harmless. |
|Part of Acer Launch Manager Application |
|Programmable keys on Acer, Fujitsu, Medion and other laptops. Its located on \Program Files\Launch Manager (further information...) |
|Acer Launch Manager, comes with new notebooks |
|acer search indexer |
|LaunchAp is a program for Acer laptop that allows you to use special keys (the Fn key combinations). - Nederlands: LaunchAp is een programma voor Acer laptops dat het gebruik van speciale toetsen (de Fn-toetscombinaties) |
Summary: 4 users judge LaunchAp.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall LaunchAp Application
To remove LaunchAp MFC 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 LaunchAp Application in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if LaunchAp.exe (LaunchAp MFC 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 LaunchAp MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for LaunchAp MFC 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 LaunchAp.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.