What is MinecraftLauncher.exe?

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 MinecraftLauncher.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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MinecraftLauncher.exe file information

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

The process known as Minecraft launcher belongs to software Minecraft by Mojang.

Description: MinecraftLauncher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MinecraftLauncher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—generally C:\Program Files (x86)\Minecraft\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 13,179,660 bytes. 
The file is a Verisign signed file. MinecraftLauncher.exe is digitally signed. MinecraftLauncher.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. MinecraftLauncher.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Minecraft come up, you can uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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If MinecraftLauncher.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes. The program has a visible window. MinecraftLauncher.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MinecraftLauncher.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MinecraftLauncher.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.


User Comments

Is minecraft
  Cris Devil Gamer  
its ok

Summary: Average user rating of MinecraftLauncher.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks MinecraftLauncher.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade MinecraftLauncher.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving MinecraftLauncher issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MinecraftLauncher. 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 MinecraftLauncher.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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