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What does the ZuneLauncher.exe file do?

The ZuneLauncher.exe process is also known as Zune Auto-Launcher and is a part of Zune. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of ZuneLauncher.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 ZuneLauncher.exe Zune Auto-Launcher

ZuneLauncher.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ZuneLauncher.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 163,552 bytes (55% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 159,456 bytes.
The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. For this reason, 38% 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 ZuneLauncher.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 ZuneLauncher?

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

How to uninstall Zune

To remove Zune Auto-Launcher 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 Zune in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ZuneLauncher.exe (Zune Auto-Launcher) 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 Zune Auto-Launcher. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Zune Auto-Launcher 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 ZuneLauncher.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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