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Spotnet Launcher

What is Spotnet Launcher?  (from SpotnetLauncher.nl)

Spotnet Launcher is a handy tool that allows you to see if you still get the latest version at a glance Spotnet used, or that there is now a newer version is available. It is much safer than relying on registered sites that claim there is a new version. You never know whether a prankster a virus attempts to spread.


Spotnet Launcher is a program developed by SpotnetLauncher.nl. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 4 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 72% of users of Spotnet Launcher come from Netherlands, it is also popular in Belgium and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spotnetlauncher.nl
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\spotnet launcher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Spotnet Launcher\Uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Spotnet Launcher

  • SpotnetLauncher.exe - Spotnet Launcher
  • Uninstall.exe
  • rpcapd.exe (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap (Remote Packet Capture Daemon)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • rpcapd.exe runs as a service named 'rpcapd' (rpcapd) "Allows to capture traffic on this machine from a remote machine.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • rpcapd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.28 MB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00009378%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,985
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:8 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Spotnet Launcher?

You can uninstall Spotnet 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 Spotnet 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 Spotnet Launcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.00%
Windows 10 34.00%
Windows Vista 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.00%
Windows 8.1 14.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.00%
Windows 10 Home 4.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.70% of installs come from Netherlands
Which countries install it?
  Netherlands 71.70%
  Belgium 13.21%
  United States 9.43%
  Switzerland 1.89%
  Germany 1.89%
  Thailand 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.62%
Dell 16.22%
ASUS 16.22%
Hewlett-Packard 13.51%
Medion 10.81%
American Megatrends 8.11%
Toshiba 5.41%
Lenovo 2.70%
Intel 2.70%
Common models
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TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.38%
Sony VPCF13S0E 2.38%


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