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Should I remove Nokia Software Launcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,663
Reach 0.0072%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 400.47 days
1106.06 days >
Average installed length: 581.15 days


1.6.83 4.93%
1.6.80 15.49%
1.6.78 4.23%
1.6.77 13.38%
1.6.76 28.17%
1.6.65 3.52%
1.1.226 2.11%
1.1.223 28.17%

Typically installed together

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Nokia Software Launcher


Nokia Software Launcher is a program developed by Nokia. The most used version is 1.6.76, 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. 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 NSLauncher.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 16.1 MB (16,881,631 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 13% of users of Nokia Software Launcher come from Germany, it is also popular in Iran and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nokia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Software Launcher\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{B53F4598-B3D9-41DF-911E-523FA91EE464}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nokia Software Launcher

Program executable:NSLauncher.exe
Name:Nokia Software Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Software Launcher\NSLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • PCSL.dll - S60 PCSL (PCSL)
  • NSLauncher.exe - Nokia Software Launcher
  • NSLSync.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NSLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C0D9E2CA-1A2B-4296-9C64-B38EC73CDE87}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NSLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NSLauncher' which loads as C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Software Launcher\NSLauncher.exe /startup.

How do I remove Nokia Software Launcher?

You can uninstall Nokia Software 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 Nokia Software 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 Nokia Software Launcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 35%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.14%
Windows Vista 30.99%
Windows XP 25.35%
Windows 10 3.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 27.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.38% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 13.38%
  Iran 11.97%
  United Kingdom 10.56%
  France 7.04%
  Australia 6.34%
  Italy 5.63%
  Spain 3.52%
  United States 3.52%
  Norway 2.82%
  South Africa 2.11%
  Israel 2.11%
  United Arab Emirates 2.11%
  Poland 2.11%
  MA 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.52%
Hewlett-Packard 18.99%
Acer 16.46%
Toshiba 11.39%
American Megatrends 5.06%
Medion 3.80%
Samsung 3.80%
ASUS 2.53%
Sahara 2.53%
Lenovo 2.53%
Sony 1.27%
Common models
Gigabyte EP41-UD3L 1.92%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.92%
Acer Aspire 5930 1.92%

About Nokia

Nokia is a communications and information technology whose products are mobile telephones and portable IT devices.
Publisher URL: www.nokia.com


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