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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:

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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.

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?

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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...)
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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.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate LaunchPad Application or the program in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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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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