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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,391
United States Rank #3,057
Reach 0.1652%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.79 days
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Average installed length: 182.68 days

Launchy 2.5

What is Launchy?

Launchy is a free and open-source application launcher that indexes shortcuts in the start menu, and files in specific folders to allow quicker access to programs without opening the start menu itself, or browsing to the relevant folder. Launchy automatically loads itself on boot and waits for the user to call it by pressing Alt + Space or a custom user hotkey.

Some versions (if downloaded from SourceForge) use the OpenCandy software library to bundle potentially unwanted software offers during installation.

About  (from Code Jelly)

Launchy is a free cross-platform utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes! Launchy is designed to help ...  Read more


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named launchy.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 18.14 MB (19,017,247 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.launchy.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Launchy\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Launchy\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 18.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Launchy 2.5

Program executable:launchy.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\launchy\launchy.exe
Additional files:
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • boost_python-vc80-mt-1_41.dll
  • Launchy#API.dll - Launchy# API
  • Mathy.dll (by jiquera) - Mathy Dynamic Link Library (Mathy plugin for Launchy)
  • qmng4.dll
  • unins001.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Launchy.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D2ABB15A-BC57-479A-A12E-A9F0FFF6DD55}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Launchy.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Launchy.exe.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Launchy.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Launchy.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Launchy\Launchy.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Launchy.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Launchy' which loads as C:\Program Files\Launchy\Launchy.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:20.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002291555%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016065%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006850%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Launchy?

You can uninstall Launchy 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 Launchy 2.5, 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 Launchy.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.63%
Windows 10 36.12%
Windows XP 3.90%
Windows Vista 2.30%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.34%
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Windows 8.1 7.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.50%
Windows 10 Home 5.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.66%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Germany 4.30%
  Canada 3.62%
  France 3.42%
  India 2.21%
  Australia 1.64%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  Spain 1.23%
  Belgium 1.18%
  Italy 0.96%
  Brazil 0.81%
  DK 0.78%
  Norway 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.82%
Hewlett-Packard 21.97%
ASUS 13.59%
Acer 12.91%
Lenovo 6.72%
Toshiba 5.00%
Samsung 2.76%
Intel 2.03%
MSI 1.30%
Apple 0.68%
American Megatrends 0.52%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.98%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.34%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.07%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.91%


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