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Stardock Launch


Stardock Launch is a program developed by Stardock. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is launch8config.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 9.59 MB (10,059,834 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. While about 76% of users of Stardock Launch come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Launch8
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Launch8\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Launch8\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 9.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock Launch

Program executable:launch8config.exe
Name:Stardock Launch8
Stardock Launch8 Configuration Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\launch8\launch8config.exe
Additional files:
  • SasUpgrade.exe - Stardock Application Services (Sas License Upgrade)
  • SdAppServices.dll
  • SdDisplay.exe - SdDisplay
  • Stardock.ApplicationServices.dll - Stardock.ApplicationServices
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • Launch.exe - Stardock ModernMix (Launch)
  • Launch8.exe - Stardock Launch
  • Launch8_32.dll - Start menu toolbar for Windows 8/10
  • Launch8_64.dll
  • Launch8_64.exe
  • Launch8Srv.exe - Stardock Launch Service
  • lua5.1.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Launch8Srv.exe runs as a service named 'Stardock Launch' (Launch8) "Stardock Launch Service".

How do I remove Stardock Launch?

Quickly and completely remove Stardock Launch from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Stardock Launch from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Stardock Launch, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Stardock Launch.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

76.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.47%
  Germany 11.76%
  Australia 5.88%
  Taiwan 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6-2055a 25.00%
HP ENVY TS m6 Sleekbook 25.00%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 25.00%
ASUSTeK Q551LNB 25.00%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com


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