What does the LaunchPad.exe file do?
The LaunchPad.exe process is also known as LaunchPad Application or, as the case may be, Daybreak Game Company LaunchPad and is a part of LaunchPad Application or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Daybreak Game Company or, as the case may be, Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of LaunchPad.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- LaunchPad Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- LaunchPad 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)
- LaunchPad.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module LaunchPad.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about LaunchPad.exe LaunchPad Application
LaunchPad.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file LaunchPad.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,099,360 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,578,976 bytes.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. LaunchPad.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The LaunchPad file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this reason, 44% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A LaunchPad.exe file has a 84% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the "My Documents" folder. In this case, the file size is usually 49,152 bytes. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The LaunchPad file is not part of the Windows operating system. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today.
- A LaunchPad.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 4,603,904 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. LaunchPad.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as record keystrokes.
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 LaunchPad.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 LaunchPad?
|webcap capture |
|It launches Star Wars Galaxies. An online role playing game. |
|Its the everquest launcher |
|it is U3 Application running on Disk on Key (further information...) |
|LaunchPad.exe loads with my U3 SanDisc JumpDrive.... seems harmless enough |
Summary: 7 users judge LaunchPad.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted LaunchPad.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall LaunchPad Application or the program
To remove LaunchPad 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 LaunchPad Application or the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if LaunchPad.exe (LaunchPad 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 LaunchPad Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for LaunchPad 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 LaunchPad.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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