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Should I remove Stardock Launch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,718
United States Rank #22,425
Reach 0.0032%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.07 days
14.03 days >
Average installed length: 7.37 days


1.15 14.06%
1.10 84.38%
1.1 1.56%

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Stardock Launch


Stardock Launch is a program developed by Stardock. The most used version is 1.10, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is launch8config.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 9.59 MB (10,059,834 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. While about 85% of users of Stardock Launch come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Launch8
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Launch8\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Launch8\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 9.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Stardock Launch

Program executable:launch8config.exe
Name:Stardock Launch8
Stardock Launch8 Configuration Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\stardock\launch8\launch8config.exe
Additional files:
  • SasUpgrade.exe - Stardock Application Services (Sas License Upgrade)
  • SdAppServices.dll
  • SdDisplay.exe - SdDisplay
  • Stardock.ApplicationServices.dll - Stardock.ApplicationServices
  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • Launch.exe - Stardock ModernMix (Launch)
  • Launch8.exe - Stardock Launch
  • Launch8_32.dll - Start menu toolbar for Windows 8/10
  • Launch8_64.dll
  • Launch8_64.exe
  • Launch8Srv.exe - Stardock Launch Service
  • sddlc.dll - Stardock SDDLC (SDDLC)
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll
  • lua5.1.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Launch8Srv.exe runs as a service named 'Stardock Launch' (Launch8) "Stardock Launch Service".

How do I remove Stardock Launch?

You can uninstall Stardock Launch 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 Stardock Launch, 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 Stardock Launch.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.69%
  Germany 4.08%
  Australia 2.04%
  Canada 2.04%
  France 2.04%
  Finland 1.02%
  Greece 1.02%
  Netherlands 1.02%
  Philippines 1.02%
  Taiwan 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.50%
Dell 17.50%
ASUS 7.50%
Lenovo 7.50%
Acer 7.50%
Intel 5.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
Sony 5.00%
MSI 2.50%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.43%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 3.77%
TOSHIBA Satellite Radius ... 1.89%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X70-A 1.89%
Acer Aspire VN7-792G 1.89%
Sony VPCL114FX 1.89%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com


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