What is nexon_launcher.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 nexon_launcher.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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Nexon_launcher.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with nexon_launcher
Nexon_launcher.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Nexon Launcher belongs to software Nexon Launcher by Nexon America.

Description: Nexon_launcher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Nexon_launcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—for instance C:\Program Files (x86)\Nexon\Nexon Launcher\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 11,646,953 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 420,096 bytes or 11,658,801 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove Nexon Launcher (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If nexon_launcher.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 424,328 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Nexon_launcher.exe is not a Windows system file.

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

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