What is MCPLaunch.exe?

The genuine MCPLaunch.exe file is a software component of Message Center Plus by Lenovo.
Message Center Plus is a utility that issues PC status alerts. MCPLaunch.exe runs Message Center Plus. This is not a required process and may be disabled if known to cause problems.

The Lenovo Message Center Plus is generally preinstalled, and is launched automatically at startup through a scheduled task named MCP. Notifications from the Message Center are displayed in the taskbar so users can fix any important issues as they arise. This program can be safely uninstalled it without affecting the PC performance.

Claimed to be one of the world's largest personal computer vendors, Lenovo, founded in 1984, is a Chinese multinational technology company headquartered in Beijing and North Carolina that designs, develops, manufactures and sells smartphones, tablets, servers, workstations, personal computers and electronic storage devices in over 160 countries worldwide. Lenovo was the largest vendor of smartphones in Mainland China in 2014, and acquired leading handset maker Motorola Mobility from Google in January 2014.

MCPLaunch stands for Message Center Plus Launcher

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MCPLaunch.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MCPLaunch.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MCPLaunch
MCPLaunch.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Message Center Plus Scheduler or Message Center Plus Launcher belongs to software Message Center Plus by Lenovo ( or Lenovo Information Products (Shenzhen) Co..

Description: MCPLaunch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The MCPLaunch.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (for instance C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Message Center Plus\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,336 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 49,976 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The MCPLaunch.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The MCPLaunch.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Message Center Plus, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on Message Center Plus in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

Recommended: Identify MCPLaunch.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MCPLaunch.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MCPLaunch.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving MCPLaunch issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MCPLaunch. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MCPLaunch.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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