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Should I remove Station Launcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
45% remove it55% keep it
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United States Rank #22,796
Reach 0.0035%


1.01.9000 56.52%
1.01.8000 1.45%
1.01.4001 21.74%
1.01.2006 1.45%
1.01.2004 4.35%
1.01.1003 1.45%
1.00.0000 11.59%

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Station Launcher

What is Station Launcher?  (from Sony Online Entertainment)

Station Launcher client, designed to keep track of all your SOE games, download updates as they become available, and allow you to communicate with all your friends in all your games. While still in Beta, it has matured considerably. Station Launcher will allow you to start voice chatting as any of your EQII characters...  Read more


Station Launcher is a program developed by Sony Online Entertainment. The most used version is 1.01.9000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 StationLauncher.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 42.77 MB (44,852,743 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 77% of users of Station Launcher come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: launcher.station.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony Online Entertainment\Station Launcher
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{49668BEE-D721-449C-82D3-C7561945F706}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 42.77 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Station Launcher

Program executable:StationLauncher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony Online Entertainment\Station Launcher\StationLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • npsoe.dll - Free Realms Installer
  • npsoeact.dll
  • StationLauncher.exe
  • StationLauncherStart.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npsoe.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npsoe.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npsoe.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Free Realms Installer' with a plugin key of '@soe.sony.com/installer,version=1.0.3' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • StationLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E5B22ECC-483D-4A8A-95FD-E77319E3EB70}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Station Launcher?

You can uninstall Station 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 Station 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 Station Launcher.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Station Launcher you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 3%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 17.39%
Windows XP 10.14%
Windows 10 5.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.39%
Windows 7 Professional 14.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.14%
Windows 10 Home 2.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.70%
  United Kingdom 5.83%
  Canada 4.85%
  Germany 3.88%
  France 2.91%
  UA 0.97%
  Belgium 0.97%
  Australia 0.97%
  Russia 0.97%
  Spain 0.97%
  DK 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.53%
Hewlett-Packard 23.40%
Gateway 6.38%
Acer 4.26%
Alienware 4.26%
Intel 2.13%
Medion 2.13%
Lenovo 2.13%
ASUS 2.13%
American Megatrends 2.13%
Toshiba 2.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.85%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 1.92%
HP-Pavilion FQ512AA-ABA m... 1.92%
Hewlett-Packard p6774y 1.92%

About (from Sony Online Entertainment)

At SOE, we take pride in the fact that we are all gamers.
Publisher URL: www.soe.com


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