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Should I remove Launch Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,139
United States Rank #11,332
Reach 0.3016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.62 days
342.79 days >
Average installed length: 180.11 days


7.0.7 1.23%
7.0.6 1.14%
7.0.5 2.27%
7.0.4 5.79%
7.0.3 0.22%
7.0.10 7.91%
6.0.7 0.02%
6.0.17 0.02%
6.0.11 0.05%
5.2.1 0.19%
5.1.7 16.00%
5.1.5 0.56%
5.1.4 2.59%
5.1.3 0.05%
5.1.16AD 0.29%
5.1.15 5.33%
5.1.13 1.46%
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5.0.3 3.78%
4.2.0 0.02%
4.0.8 4.56%
4.0.7 2.49%
4.0.6 1.48%
4.0.5 0.56%
4.0.4 0.40%
4.0.2 0.52%
4.0.14 14.92%
4.0.13 0.03%
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4.0.10 1.21%
3.0.09 0.62%
3.0.07 0.45%
3.0.06 0.99%
3.0.05 2.66%
3.0.04 6.38%
3.0.03 3.62%
3.0.02 0.32%
3.0.01 0.79%
3.0.00 0.84%
2.1.03.w7 0.20%
2.1.02.W7 0.02%
2.0.03 0.17%
2.0.02 0.27%
2.0.01 0.56%
2.0.00 1.36%
0.0.05 1.24%
0.0.02 0.07%
0.0.01 0.10%

Typically installed together

Launch Manager

What is Launch Manager?

The Packard Bell Launch Manager program is included by default with most new Packard Bell computers.


Launch Manager is a software program developed by Packard Bell. The most common release is 5.1.7, 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 12.26 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 6.96 MB (7,298,976 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 19% of users of Launch Manager come from Germany, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.packardbell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Launch Manager
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\UNINSTLMv4.EXE LMv4.UNI
Estimated size: 6.96 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:
  • SZUPFUTL.DLL (by Dritek System) - Dritek System Inc. User Profile Registry Utility (User Profile Registry Library)
  • WND2FILE.DLL (by Dritek System) - Dritek System Inc. Wnd2File 12.23.1999 ( VC60 ) (Retrieve Execute FileName or Window Hande)
  • CDROMUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. CDRomUtl 6.14.2000 ( VC60 ) (CD-Rom Utility Library)
  • MIXERUTL.DLL - Dritek System Inc. MixerUtl 6.14.2000 ( VC60 ) (Mixer Utility Library)
  • SzPtcUtl.dll - 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)
  • 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)
  • LmSmbKel.dll - LmSmbKel Dynamic Link Library (Acer SMBIOS Kernel 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
  • MkServis.exe - Service Help (Dritek General Service Help Tool)
  • PowerUtl.dll
  • runxx.exe - x64Commander (x64 Commander for 32-bit Applications)
  • MMDUtl.dll - Multi-Monitor Switch Library.
  • 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).
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.
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) 64%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.54%
Windows 10 27.94%
Windows Vista 1.92%
Windows XP 0.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.60%
Windows 10 Home 9.77%
Windows 8.1 9.05%
Windows 8 6.15%
Windows 7 Starter 5.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.01% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 19.01%
  France 17.81%
  United Kingdom 11.50%
  Italy 9.87%
  Netherlands 5.19%
  United States 5.01%
  Spain 5.00%
  Belgium 3.86%
  Sweden 3.59%
  DK 2.20%
  Norway 2.16%
  Russia 1.43%
  Finland 1.22%
  Czech Republic 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.48%
Dell 0.19%
Hewlett-Packard 0.15%
ASUS 0.14%
Sahara 0.03%
Common models
Packard Bell EasyNote TE1... 11.19%
Packard Bell EasyNote TK8... 6.78%
Packard Bell EasyNote TS1... 6.38%
Packard Bell EasyNote TJ6... 4.71%
Packard Bell ENLE11BZ 4.62%
Packard Bell EasyNote TE1... 4.61%

About Packard Bell

Packard Bell is a computer manufacturer and a subsidiary of Acer. Packard Bell shares products with Gateway, both owned by Acer.
Publisher URL: www.packardbell.com


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