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What does the OSDCtrl.exe file do?

The OSDCtrl.exe process is also known as OSD MFC Application and is a part of OSD Application or, as the case may be, Launch Manager. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of OSDCtrl.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 OSDCtrl.exe OSD MFC Application

OSDCtrl.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. OSDCtrl.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 241,664 bytes (87% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 245,760 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The OSDCtrl file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). OSDCtrl.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 50% 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 OSDCtrl.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 OSDCtrl?

Part of Acer Launch Manager for notebooks (further information...)
Armand
It is a process from the ACER series Launch manager. Just one of the many acer personal features, not essential but gives more usability like powermanagement and backup amongst many.
Serge Garcia

Summary: One user judges OSDCtrl.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall OSD Application or Launch Manager

To remove OSD MFC 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 OSD Application or Launch Manager in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if OSDCtrl.exe (OSD 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 OSD MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OSD 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 OSDCtrl.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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