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Should I remove True Launch Bar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,531
United States Rank #11,118
Reach 0.0333%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.75 days
140.18 days >
Average installed length: 73.65 days


VersionDistribution 2.14%
7.2 0.43%
7.1.1 beta 0.21% 9.64%
7.0 1.28%
6.6.9 RC2 0.86%
6.6.8 RC2 0.43%
6.6.7 RC1 0.21%
6.6.5 beta 0.21%
6.6.4 beta 0.64%
6.6.3 beta 1.28%
6.6 21.63%
6.5.5 beta 0.86%
6.5.4 beta 0.21%
6.5.3 beta 0.64%
6.5.1 beta 1.07%
6.5 26.77%
6.4 7.71%
6.3 0.21%
6.2 2.14%
6.1 5.14%
6.0 1.50%
5.6.3 beta 0.43%
5.6.2 beta 0.43%
5.6 7.28%
5.4 0.86% 0.21% 1.50% 0.21%
5.0 0.86% beta 0.21%
4.4.6 beta 1.28%
4.4.3 beta 0.21%
4.4.1 beta 0.21% 0.43%
4.2.6 RC2 0.21% 0.43%

True Launch Bar

What is True Launch Bar?  (from Tordex)

True Launch Bar draws on the strengths of MS Windows, making a better use of its controls and technologies. Its close integration with Windows Explorer makes a thoughtful use of the system resources. Its support for Drag-n-Drop helps quickly fill the menus with shortcuts. The program utilizes the benefit of XP Visual S...  Read more


True Launch Bar is a software program developed by Tordex. The most common release is 6.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named tlbHost.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 18.54 MB (19,441,043 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 41% of users of True Launch Bar come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.truelaunchbar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TrueLaunchBar
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TrueLaunchBar\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 18.54 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by True Launch Bar

Program executable:tlbHost.exe
Name:Standalone True Launch Bar
Path:C:\Program Files\TrueLaunchBar\tlbHost.exe
Additional files:
  • tlbupd.exe - True Launch Bar Components Manager
  • tlbHost.exe - True Launch Bar Host utility
  • tlb64x.dll - tlb64x Dynamic Link Library
  • welcome.exe - True Launch Bar Welcome
  • tlbslideshow.exe - Slide Show plugin (Slide Show plugin for True Launch Bar)
  • tlb.dll - True Launch Bar
  • Uninstall.exe
  • skinInstaller.exe - True Launch Bar skins installer
  • cairo.dll - Cairo 2D graphics library
  • tlbclear.exe (by TrueSoft) - Reset TLB Settings
  • FreeImage.dll (by FreeImage) - FreeImage (FreeImage library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • tlbupd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TLBUpdate' (runs weekly on Sundays at 12:00).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • tlbHost.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'tlbHost' and executes as C:\Program Files\TrueLaunchBar\tlbHost.exe.
  • welcome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TLBWelcome' and executes as C:\Program Files\TrueLaunchBar\welcome.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • tlbHost.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TrueLaunchDock' which loads as C:\Program Files\Tordex\TrueLaunchBar\tlbHost.exe.

How do I remove True Launch Bar?

Quickly and completely remove True Launch Bar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall True Launch Bar 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 True Launch Bar, 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 True Launch Bar.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.45%
Windows 8 26.50%
Windows XP 6.84%
Windows Vista 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.63%
Windows 7 Professional 14.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.07%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.00%
Windows 8.1 5.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.08%
  Russia 10.04%
  Germany 4.46%
  Canada 3.90%
  UA 3.72%
  United Kingdom 3.53%
  France 3.35%
  Netherlands 2.97%
  Australia 2.23%
  Sweden 1.67%
  India 1.49%
  Spain 1.49%
  South Africa 1.30%
  Poland 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.40%
Dell 16.46%
Acer 16.05%
ASUS 10.29%
Toshiba 5.76%
Lenovo 4.53%
Intel 4.53%
Alienware 2.06%
American Megatrends 1.23%
Medion 1.23%
Samsung 0.82%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.58%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.03%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.03%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.27%
HP EliteBook 8730w 1.52%
Hewlett-Packard h9-1440t 1.52%


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