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Should I remove NCsoft Launcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,713
United States Rank #4,426
Reach 0.0835%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.39 days
955.56 days >
Average installed length: 502.08 days


1.6.5002 0.43%
1.5.25001 0.43%
1.5.19002 66.57%
1.5.18003 1.34%
1.5.7000 1.34%
1.5.6001 2.19%
1.5.4002 0.18%
1.5.3003 0.06%
1.5.3001 0.24% 12.64% 1.76% 5.47% 7.36%

NCsoft Launcher

What is NCsoft Launcher?  (from NCsoft)

The NCSOFT Launcher lets you launch NCSOFT games, download new NCSOFT games, automatically download game updates without interrupting your gameplay, and keep up with the latest NCSOFT news. Updates are automatically managed by the NCSOFT Launcher using trickle technology so you can continue playing while the updates ar...  Read more


NCsoft Launcher is a program developed by NCsoft. The most used version is 1.5.19002, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 NCLauncher.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 88.91 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 8.28 MB (8,679,614 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 60% of users of NCsoft Launcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.
NCsoft Launcher has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.ncsoft.com
Help link: help.ncsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCSoft\Launcher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5F8E2CBB-949D-4175-AC98-5ADE7F6C9697}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.28 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by NCsoft Launcher

Program executable:NCLauncher.exe
Name:NCSoft Launcher
Signed by:NCsoft
Path:C:\Program Files\NCSoft\Launcher\NCLauncher.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • AllowFoldersToBeUpdated.exe - Allow Folders To Be Patched (Allow Folders To Be Updated)
  • NCAccess.exe - NCAccess
  • NLog.dll (by NLog) - NLog - .NET Logging Library (NLog for .NET 2.0)
  • NCLauncher.exe - NCSOFT Launcher
  • NC.Bootstrap.exe - NC.BootStrap
  • _Launcher.exe - NCLauncher
  • NC.Logging.dll
  • UnRar.Net.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NCLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DFDBE8ED-4244-4A39-9094-6A961B9773AD}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • NCLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NCsoft Launcher' and executes as C:\Program Files\NCSoft\Launcher\NCLauncher.exe /Minimized.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • _Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCSoft\Launcher\_Launcher.exe'.
  • NCLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCsoft\Launcher\NCLauncher.exe'.
  • NCAccess.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCsoft\Launcher\NCAccess.exe'.
Network connections
  • NCLauncher.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:88.91 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0066067420%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00431233%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00229442%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:136,937,207
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:24.28 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:26.82 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove NCsoft Launcher?

You can uninstall NCsoft 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 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 Launcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.97%
Windows 10 10.70%
Windows Vista 6.50%
Windows XP 3.77%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.73%
Windows 7 Professional 8.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.78%
Windows 10 Home 2.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.11%
  Canada 4.05%
  France 3.53%
  Germany 2.96%
  United Kingdom 2.96%
  Brazil 2.78%
  Australia 1.83%
  Greece 1.32%
  Argentina 1.27%
  Italy 1.27%
  Poland 1.13%
  Sweden 1.08%
  Czech Republic 1.08%
  Belgium 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.17%
Dell 19.58%
Acer 15.41%
ASUS 11.70%
Alienware 4.52%
Toshiba 4.40%
Intel 2.32%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Lenovo 1.16%
Samsung 0.93%
MSI 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.32%
Dell XPS 8300 3.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.98%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 3.04%
Alienware Aurora 2.34%
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 2.34%


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