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Should I remove PlayNCLauncher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,413
Reach 0.0096%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.54 days
1077.91 days >
Average installed length: 566.36 days


What is PlayNCLauncher?  (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


PlayNCLauncher is a program developed by NCsoft. The main program executable is playnclauncher.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 1.71 MB (1,790,936 bytes). NCUniUpdater2.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 62% of users of PlayNCLauncher come from Japan, it is also popular in Thailand and the United States.
PlayNCLauncher 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: www.ncsoft.jp
Installation folder: C:\PlayNC\PlayNCLauncher
Uninstaller: C:\PlayNC\SetupMng\NCSetupMng.exe /C:PlayNCLauncheC:playnclauncher
Estimated size: 1.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PlayNCLauncher

Program executable:playnclauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • NCUniUpdater2.dll - NCUniUpdater2 Dynamic Link Library
  • NCUniUpdater.dll - NCUniUpdater Dynamic Link Library
  • NCL2Updater.dll - Lineage II Update Module
  • LinIntUpdater.dll
  • NCPackUpdater.dll
  • unicows.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • xdelta.exe

How do I remove PlayNCLauncher?

You can uninstall PlayNCLauncher 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 PlayNCLauncher, 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 PlayNCLauncher.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.13%
Windows XP 14.81%
Windows Vista 7.94%
Windows 10 1.59%
Windows Server 2003 0.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.51%
Windows 7 Professional 10.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.42%
Windows 8 Pro 1.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.58% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 61.58%
  Thailand 25.26%
  United States 4.74%
  Taiwan 2.11%
  France 1.05%
  Singapore 1.05%
  Brazil 0.53%
  Switzerland 0.53%
  China 0.53%
  Hong Kong 0.53%
  Indonesia 0.53%
  Korea 0.53%
  Mexico 0.53%
  Russia 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.82%
Dell 16.47%
ASUS 12.94%
NEC 10.59%
Hewlett-Packard 10.59%
Lenovo 9.41%
Toshiba 9.41%
Alienware 2.35%
Intel 2.35%
Common models
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 14.40%
Acer Aspire 5740 2.40%
LENOVO Lenovo H330 2.40%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.40%
HPE-360jp 1.60%


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