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Should I remove Launch Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,531
United States Rank #17,509
Reach 0.1163%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.97 days
441.70 days >
Average installed length: 232.08 days


VersionDistribution 0.13%
1.5.2 0.09% 8.99% 24.61% 21.99% 28.01%
1.5.1 0.52%
1.0.1 15.66%

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Launch Manager

What is Launch Manager?

Wistron Launch Manager is included with various Lenovo laptop models for Windows 8 that for the IdeaTab K3011w tablet PC.It installs a HotKey program as well as a keyboard hook in Windows in order to perform hot key actions. This provides an alternative means for invoking one or more commands that would otherwise be accessible only through the menu.


The most used version is, 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 main program executable is HotkeyApp.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 1.36 MB (1,421,787 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Wistron.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Launch Manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{CDF13D74-E6AA-4006-818A-B360D6A3573C}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.36 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Launch Manager

Program executable:HotkeyApp.exe
Name:Wistron HotkeyApp
Path:C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe
Additional files:
  • KBHook.dll - Keyboard Hook Dynamic Link Library
  • WButton.exe - WButton Application (WButton MFC Application)
  • OSD.exe - OSD Application (OSD MFC Application)
  • HotkeyApp.exe - Launch Manager (HotkeyApp)
  • HotkeyAppV2.exe - HotkeyAppV2
  • SWATiDev.exe - Wistron ATiDev (ATiDev)
  • WisSvcCtrl.exe - WisSvcCt
  • WisLMSvc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WisSvcCtrl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{78285A58-81BD-4945-830F-8417D0872DE4}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WButton.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • WisLMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'WisLMSvc' (WisLMSvc).
Startup File (User Run)
  • HotkeyApp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HotkeyApp.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe".
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • OSD.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LMgrOSD' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\OSD.exe".
  • HotkeyApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HotkeyApp' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe".
  • WButton.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Wbutton' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\Wbutton.exe".

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) 77%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.28%
Windows 10 18.41%
Windows Vista 0.17%
Windows XP 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 70.68%
Windows 8.1 6.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.33%
Windows 10 Home 6.15%
Windows 8 2.90%
Windows 7 Professional 1.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.99% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 62.99%
  United States 5.84%
  Belgium 5.14%
  Austria 3.60%
  Netherlands 2.72%
  India 2.50%
  United Kingdom 1.84%
  DK 1.76%
  Japan 1.62%
  Australia 1.32%
  France 1.23%
  Switzerland 1.01%
  DZ 0.70%
  Indonesia 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 83.69%
Lenovo 12.68%
Acer 1.46%
Hewlett-Packard 0.84%
Dell 0.75%
ASUS 0.27%
Sahara 0.09%
Samsung 0.09%
Toshiba 0.09%
American Megatrends 0.04%
Common models
MEDION P7624 13.23%
MEDION E7216 8.54%
LENOVO 20157 8.36%
MEDION P6630 8.23%
MEDION P6624 8.14%
MEDION P6812 7.52%


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