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What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,265
United States Rank #6,783
Reach 0.0943%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.80 days
407.07 days >
Average installed length: 213.88 days


6.0.5 0.05%
5.1.7 2.26%
5.1.5 1.61%
5.1.3 0.32%
5.1.2 0.22%
5.0.5 0.65%
5.0.3 0.05%
4.2.0 0.16%
4.0.18 3.60%
4.0.14 12.96%
4.0.12 8.28%
4.0.10 0.43%
4.0.8 4.73%
4.0.7 5.06%
4.0.6 5.06%
4.0.5 0.54%
3.0.03 4.90%
3.0.02 19.90%
3.0.01 11.03%
3.0.00 9.36%
2.0.02 0.75%
2.0.01 0.16%
2.0.00 4.73%
0.0.06 0.16%
0.0.05 2.90%
0.0.04 0.11%

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Launch Manager

What is Launch Manager?  (from eMachines)

Using the eMachines 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 software program developed by eMachines. The most common release is 3.0.02, 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. 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. 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 9.7 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 57 files and is usually about 7.13 MB (7,474,232 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 32% of users of Launch Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emachines.com/ec/en/US/content/home
Installation folder: C:\Program Files1\LAUNCH~1
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\UnInst32.exe LManager.UNI
Estimated size: 7.13 MB

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:
  • MMDUtl.dll (by Dritek System) - Multi-Monitor Switch Library.
  • LManager.exe (by Dritek System) - Launch Manager
  • SzPtcUtl.dll - Dritek System Inc. SzPtcUtl 7.25.2000 ( VC60 ) (String Encipher Utility Library)
  • MIXERUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. MixerUtl (Mixer Utility Library)
  • SZUPFUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. User Profile Registry Utility (User Profile Registry Library)
  • WND2FILE.DLL - Dritek System Inc. Window/File Interlinker (Retrieve Execute FileName or Window Hande)
  • OSDUTL2.DLL - Dritek System Inc. OSD Library 2 (OnScreen Display Utility Library 2)
  • VistaVol.dll - Windows Vista Master Volume Control Library
  • CDROMUTL.DLL - CD-Rom Utility Library
  • COMFNUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. Common Function Utility (Common Function Utility Library)
  • NTKCUtl.dll - HotKey Hooker for WinNT (Hook Key Code for Window NT)
  • PowerUtl.dll
  • runxx.exe
  • MMDx64Fx.exe - Dritek Display Toggle Hotkey 64-bit Commander (MMDx64Fx Application)
  • LMConfig.exe - LMconfig
  • x64Commander.exe
  • RGNMAKER.DLL - Dritek System Inc. Region Maker (Region Maker)
  • LMLang.dll - Launch Manager Language Resource
  • dsiwmis.exe - Dritek WMI Service
  • aipflib.dll - WMI & SMBIOS middleware
  • CdDirIo.dll - CdDirIo Dynamic Link Library (CdRom Direct I/O Dynamic Link Library)
  • LmSmbKel.dll - LmSmbKel Dynamic Link Library (Acer SMBIOS Kernel Library)
  • LMworker.exe - Launch Manager Worker
  • MkServis.exe - Service Help (Dritek General Service Help Tool)
  • RadioWndUtl.dll - Dritek RadioWindow Dynamic Link Library
  • WmiProp.dll - Dritek WMI Property Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • LManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Launch Manager' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
  • 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).
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 'LaunchManager' which loads as C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • LManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe'.
  • LMworker.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LMworker.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020485622%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00140289%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00064567%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,140,124
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:312 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:2.38 MB
Total CPU:0.0005572387%
Kernel CPU:0.00054531%
User CPU:0.00001192%
CPU cycles/sec:435
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes
Memory:2.17 MB
Total CPU:0.0001658950%
Kernel CPU:0.00009080%
User CPU:0.00007510%
CPU cycles/sec:21,893
I/O reads/min:66 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) 71%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.05%
Windows 10 8.01%
Windows Vista 7.63%
Windows XP 2.26%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.58%
Windows 7 Starter 10.30%
Windows 10 Home 6.58%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.87%
  France 9.51%
  Germany 6.69%
  United Kingdom 6.50%
  Italy 5.46%
  Sweden 5.32%
  Australia 4.05%
  Canada 3.72%
  Brazil 2.40%
  Finland 1.69%
  Spain 1.65%
  DK 1.60%
  Russia 1.32%
  Ireland 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 97.61%
Dell 0.78%
Hewlett-Packard 0.72%
Lenovo 0.28%
ASUS 0.17%
Sahara 0.11%
Alienware 0.11%
Samsung 0.06%
Common models
eMachines eMachines E525 13.53%
eMachines E725 8.44%
eMachines eMachines E627 6.48%
eMachines eME528 5.81%
eMachines eME442 4.02%
eMachines eMachines E527... 3.63%


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