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Should I remove FreeTools Launcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,604
United States Rank #19,286
Reach 0.0154%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.93 days
322.29 days >
Average installed length: 169.34 days


1.00.001 97.37%
1.00.000 2.63%

FreeTools Launcher

What is FreeTools Launcher?  (from Zoho Corp)

Zoho.com offers a comprehensive suite of award-winning online business, productivity & collaboration applications. Customers use Zoho Applications to run their business processes, manage their information and be more productive while at the office or on the go, without having to worry about expensive or outdated hard...  Read more


FreeTools Launcher is a software program developed by Zoho Corp. The most common release is 1.00.001, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named Launcher.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.24 MB (2,350,014 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 34% of users of FreeTools Launcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zohocorp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ManageEngine\ManageEngine Free Tools\Launcher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BB86BE84-4123-4967-9BA3-45F6648551E1}\Setup.exe -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.24 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by FreeTools Launcher

Program executable:Launcher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ManageEngine\ManageEngine Free Tools\Launcher\Launcher.exe
  • Launcher.exe (by Zoho) - Launcher

How do I remove FreeTools Launcher?

You can uninstall FreeTools Launcher 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FreeTools Launcher, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 FreeTools Launcher.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.71%
Windows 10 25.66%
Windows XP 1.97%
Windows Vista 0.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.86%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%
Windows 8 Pro 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.25%
  Germany 7.34%
  India 4.59%
  France 3.67%
  Saudi Arabia 3.06%
  United Kingdom 3.06%
  Brazil 2.75%
  Taiwan 2.45%
  Belgium 2.45%
  Australia 2.45%
  Indonesia 2.45%
  Canada 2.45%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Italy 1.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.68%
Hewlett-Packard 25.37%
ASUS 9.76%
Acer 8.78%
Lenovo 7.32%
Intel 6.83%
Apple 0.98%
Toshiba 0.98%
American Megatrends 0.98%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 5.84%
Dell OptiPlex 990 2.19%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.19%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.19%
Dell Latitude E5430 non-v... 2.19%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.19%

comments8 comments

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Sandvikaover a year ago
I have removed it successfully by manual means on Windows 8: 1 - Delete the software itself in C:\Program Files\ManageEngine\ManageEngine Free Tools\Launcher 2 - Delete the InstallShield information which includes the cabinet file from which it repeatedly reinstalls from C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{BB86BE84-4123-4967-9BA3-45F6648551E1} 3 - Delete the "Start Menu" shortcuts and folder in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ManageEngine Free Tools 4 - Go to Add/Remove programs under Control Panel and attempt to remove it - it will say it seems to be gone already and offer to remove it from the list 5 - Launch the Registry Editor (Search for regedit) then search the registry for BB86BE84-4123-4967-9BA3-45F6648551E1 and delete all the entries you find - there will be a set of links corresponding to every time you tried to uninstall and it reinstalled again. When you have removed them, search for the key again and remove the next set which relates to the now-missing start menu links and remove these too. Search a third time for the same key and you will find the key relating to Wow6432 which is the 32-bit Windows emulator instance for the 32-bit InstallShield and remove this too. Search a fourth time for the same key and you will get a cryptic "PendingFileRenameOperations" which will contain a set of renames for every time you tried to uninstall it. These don't matter because the files were removed in steps 1 to 3 above. Repeat searching for the key until there are no more hits - I got several "PendingFileRenameOperations" matches all of which I ignored. 6 - Click back on "Computer" at the top of the registry tree and search the registry for ManageEngine (no spaces) and you will find a "new.exe" under AppPaths. Delete that key and its sub-keys. Exit the registry editor - searching further would just find the same "PendingFileRenameOperations" All gone! That's 90 minutes of my life lost to Zoho Corp but I hope my efforts to document my removal will waste less of your time. If you are as annoyed as I am, why not express your views to @zohocorp on Twitter. Maybe they will make their uninstaller actually uninstall, after all they claim lots of blue chip corporations use their software, so it must be a glitch ;)
user comment
Sandvikaover a year ago
Fooled too. Uninstaller just reinstalls. The VM monitor is not worth the disk space either.
user comment
hynkelover a year ago
Crapware... you can't remove it.
user comment
Ashover a year ago
Same here..i tried so many times..it never uninstalls
user comment
edvover a year ago
Beware of this company ZOHO it is not to uninstall !
user comment
edvover a year ago
Same here not to uninstall beware of this fraud company
user comment
evoover a year ago
Anyone else have any success uninstalling this tool? Its pain in the butt to get rid off.
user comment
enloxover a year ago
this bloodu software is IMPOSSIBLE to uninstall, it reinstalls itself when you try and any other form of manual removal is not working... this is a VIRUS imho