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Should I remove Gateway Launch Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,816
United States Rank #8,248
Reach 0.0245%


8.00.8115 0.41%
8.00.8108 0.83%
8.00.8107 1.45%
8.00.8105 1.24%
8.00.8102 2.70%
8.00.8101 52.28%
8.00.3005 23.24%
8.00.3003 17.84%

Gateway Launch Manager


Gateway Launch Manager is a software program developed by Gateway. The most common release is 8.00.8101, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named lmconfig.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 6.86 MB (7,188,710 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 78% of users of Gateway Launch Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gateway.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Launch Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i {C18D55BD-1EC6-466D-B763-8EEDDDA9100E} BOOTSTRATOR=1 GPRODUCTNAME="Gateway Launch Manager" BRANDNAME="Gateway" ISDT=0
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Gateway Launch Manager

Program executable:lmconfig.exe
Name:Launch Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\gateway\gateway launch manager\lmconfig.exe
Additional files:
  • LMEvent.exe (by Acer Incorporate) - Launch Manager (LMEvent)
  • LMIdCardHelp.exe (by Acer Incorporate)
  • LMLauncher.exe - LMLauncher
  • LMSvc.exe - LMSvc
  • LMTray.exe - LMTray

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LMLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Launch Manager.
  • LMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Launch Manager Service' (LMSvc) "Launch Manager Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.88 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007030081%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00049278%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021022%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,586
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:66 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:924 KB
Total CPU:0.0001211782%
Kernel CPU:0.00009757%
User CPU:0.00002361%
CPU cycles/sec:2,503
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
Memory:1.38 MB
Total CPU:0.0003442877%
Kernel CPU:0.00017214%
User CPU:0.00017214%
CPU cycles/sec:4,174

How do I remove Gateway Launch Manager?

You can uninstall Gateway Launch Manager 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 Gateway Launch Manager, 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 Gateway Launch Manager.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.43%
  Canada 9.90%
  Mexico 5.27%
  Brazil 2.88%
  Japan 0.64%
  GU 0.64%
  PR 0.48%
  Dominican Republic 0.32%
  TT 0.16%
  Vietnam 0.16%
  Uruguay 0.16%
  KY 0.16%
  UA 0.16%
  New Zealand 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.79%
Hewlett-Packard 0.21%
Common models
Gateway NE-522 26.26%
Gateway NV570P 21.22%
Gateway NE722 17.86%
Gateway NE570 9.66%
Gateway LT41P 8.61%
Gateway NE510 4.83%

About Gateway

Gateway (acquired by Acer Inc.
Publisher URL: www.gateway.com


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