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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #231
United States Rank #433
Reach 2.4276%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.24 days
390.73 days >
Average installed length: 205.30 days


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5.0.3 1.07%
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104 versions

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Launch Manager

What is Launch Manager?

Acer hot key combinations are controlled by the Launch Manager software.

About  (from Acer)

Using the Acer LaunchManager software you can change the default action of certain buttons on your keyboard. For instance you can use it to turn on wireless or bluetooth functionality and also re-assign the hotkey to other programs, for example.


Launch Manager is a program developed by Acer. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Acer computers. The most used version is 5.1.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is LManager.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 12.26 MB of memory. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 8.95 MB (9,381,716 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 34% of users of Launch Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Acer PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/home
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Launch Manager
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\UNINSTLMv4.EXE LMv4.UNI
Estimated size: 8.95 MB
Language: Dutch

Program filesFiles installed by Launch Manager

Program executable:LManager.exe
Name:Launch Manager
Signed by:Dritek System Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
The Dritek Launch Manager software is a keyboard driver for enhanced keyboard functions which include a play, pause, stop, volume and Windows function key on laptop PCs. The software launches when the PC boost and allows the customization...
Additional files:
  • SZUPFUTL.DLL (by Dritek System) - Dritek System Inc. User Profile Registry Utility (User Profile Registry Library)
  • SzPtcUtl.dll (by Dritek System) - Dritek System Inc. SzPtcUtl 7.25.2000 ( VC60 ) (String Encipher Utility Library)
  • MMDx64Fx.exe - Dritek Display Toggle Hotkey 64-bit Commander (MMDx64Fx Application)
  • NTKCUtl.dll - Key Hook Module for WinNT for Launch Manager
  • VistaVol.dll - Windows Vista Master Volume Control Library
  • COMFNUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. Common Function Utility (Common Function Utility Library)
  • WND2FILE.DLL - Dritek System Inc. Window/File Interlinker (Retrieve Execute FileName or Window Hande)
  • RadioWndUtl.dll - Dritek RadioWindow Dynamic Link Library
  • OSDUtl2.dll - Dritek System Inc. OSD Library 2 (OnScreen Display Utility Library 2)
  • RGNMAKER.DLL - Dritek System Inc. Region Maker (Region Maker)
  • LMConfig.exe - Launch Manager utility process
  • CdDirIo.dll - CdDirIo Dynamic Link Library (CdRom Direct I/O Dynamic Link Library)
  • LmSmbFile.dll - LmSmbFil Dynamic Link Library (SMBIOS File Format Library)
  • LmSmbKel.dll - LmSmbKel Dynamic Link Library (Acer SMBIOS Kernel Library)
  • MIXERUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. MixerUtl (Mixer Utility Library)
  • WmiProp.dll - Dritek WMI Property Library
  • aipflib.dll - WMI & SMBIOS middleware
  • dsiwmis.exe - Dritek WMI Service
  • LManager.exe - Launch Manager
  • LMLang.dll - Launch Manager Language Resource
  • CDROMUTL.DLL - CD-Rom Utility Library
  • MkServis.exe - Service Help (Dritek General Service Help Tool)
  • PowerUtl.dll
  • MMDUtl.dll - Multi-Monitor Switch Library.
  • runxx.exe
  • x64Commander.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • LManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A45ABC76-D0BC-4875-AA94-A80F991A26AF}' (runs on registration).
  • LMConfig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8CC2F731-1D43-49F4-A80C-3D5024D46EA8}' (runs on registration).
  • x64Commander.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8E5E8A79-30B0-46B1-BC64-02EF32831C23}' (runs on registration).
  • runxx.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{56EE88AF-1ED2-4636-A3E3-286E3E9A9943}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • LManager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
  • dsiwmis.exe runs as a service named 'Dritek WMI Service' (DsiWMIService) "Launch Manager WMI service program".
Startup File (User Run)
  • LManager.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'LManager' and executes as C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LManager' which loads as C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • LManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:12.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0059781275%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00323074%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00274738%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:971,893
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:190 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:25 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.66 MB
Total CPU:0.0001509626%
Kernel CPU:0.00010256%
User CPU:0.00004840%
CPU cycles/sec:1,631
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
Memory:2.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0016129524%
Kernel CPU:0.00115705%
User CPU:0.00045590%
CPU cycles/sec:1,411,526
I/O reads/min:5.86 KB
I/O writes/min:25 Bytes

How do I remove Launch Manager?

You can uninstall 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 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 Launch Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.58%
Windows 10 31.04%
Windows Vista 1.84%
Windows XP 0.54%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.71%
Windows 8.1 10.20%
Windows 10 Home 8.56%
Windows 8 6.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.90%
Windows 7 Starter 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.95%
  Germany 8.94%
  United Kingdom 7.57%
  Italy 6.17%
  Canada 5.03%
  France 4.16%
  Brazil 2.56%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Australia 2.00%
  Spain 1.89%
  Belgium 1.65%
  Sweden 1.39%
  Taiwan 1.20%
  Norway 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 98.61%
Hewlett-Packard 0.56%
Dell 0.47%
ASUS 0.17%
Lenovo 0.08%
Sahara 0.07%
Alienware 0.04%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-571 4.32%
Acer Aspire V3-771 3.98%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 3.75%
Acer Aspire E1-531 3.15%
Acer Aspire 5750G 3.12%
Acer Aspire 7741 2.82%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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