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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,705
United States Rank #2,239
Reach 0.2246%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.01 days
324.78 days >
Average installed length: 170.65 days

NCSOFT Game Launcher

What is NCSOFT Game Launcher?  (from NCsoft)

The game launcher will deliver Lineage II-specific updates and expedite the game launching process. You will be prompt a download for the game launcher when you start the Lineage II installation process.


NCSOFT Game Launcher is a software program developed by NCsoft. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 5.19 MB (5,443,606 bytes). The installed file NCUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% of users of NCSOFT Game Launcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.ncsoft.com/en
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCWest\NCLauncher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCWest\NCLauncher\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NCSOFT Game Launcher

  • NCUpdater.dll - NCUpdater Dynamic Link Library
  • UserSysInfoCollector.exe - UserSysInfoCollector (UserSystemInformationCollector)
  • NCLauncher.exe - NCLauncher Module
  • NCUpdateHelper.exe - NCUpdateHelper (NCUpdateHelper Module)
  • Uninstall.exe - NC Launcher (NC Launcher Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • NCLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BD0A66A9-D180-46D3-BCF8-71992996CD6A}' (runs on registration).
  • NCUpdateHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9A4915E8-9952-49BB-B154-4B3874FCD22F}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NCUpdateHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NCUpdateHelper' which loads as C:\Program Files\NCWest\NCLauncher\NCUpdateHelper.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • NCUpdateHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCWest\NCLauncher\NCUpdateHelper.exe'.
  • NCLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCWest\NCLauncher\NCLauncher.exe'.
  • UserSysInfoCollector.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCWest\NCLauncher\UserSysInfoCollector.exe'.

How do I remove NCSOFT Game Launcher?

You can uninstall NCSOFT Game Launcher 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 NCSOFT Game Launcher, 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 NCSOFT Game Launcher.

Win 10 59%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 59.50%
Windows 7 39.01%
Windows Vista 0.86%
Windows XP 0.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 25.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.28%
Windows 10 Pro 12.40%
Windows 8.1 8.84%
Windows 7 Professional 6.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.53%
  Brazil 4.08%
  Canada 3.69%
  France 3.41%
  United Kingdom 3.01%
  Germany 2.99%
  Italy 2.36%
  Netherlands 1.49%
  Spain 1.24%
  Australia 1.21%
  Sweden 1.08%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Poland 0.86%
  Greece 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.98%
ASUS 18.75%
Acer 15.92%
Dell 12.92%
Lenovo 7.41%
Toshiba 5.07%
MSI 4.06%
Alienware 3.44%
Samsung 2.91%
Intel 0.53%
Medion 0.49%
Common models
ASUS All Series 18.61%
MSI MS-7693 2.71%
MSI MS-7821 2.53%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.08%
MSI MS-7917 2.08%
Dell XPS 8700 1.81%


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