soft thinks Launcher by SoftThinks (Signed)

Remove Launcher.exe
Warning 4 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of Launcher.exe.


There are 2 versions of launcher.exe in the wild, the latest version being 1, 0, 0, 10. The average file size is about 41.13 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to SoftThinks by VeriSign. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Recovery Center from SoftThinks.


File name:launcher.exe
Publisher:soft thinks
Product name:soft thinks Launcher
Typical file path:C:\windows\sminst\launcher.exe
Issued to:SoftThinks
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, August 7, 2006
Expiration date:Friday, September 28, 2007

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of soft thinks Launcher.)
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of launcher.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (all users) run once
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce'
  • 'Launcher' → C:\Windows\SMINST\launcher.exe

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 4 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Ikarus T3. Win32.Malware 1, 0, 0, 9
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0813 1, 0, 0, 10
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0411 1, 0, 0, 9
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.Agent.44168 1, 0, 0, 10

VersionsAll file variations of launcher.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
31539595f006dae39f719735f30c3570 f883a7708d7d0427450a85b1802a1325eaf04b0e 43.13 KB
0bb123fb5c46667dcad2a882ab5100b9 9688c008ae5de65fd823478a7ae33c7f0855c49c 39.13 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Premium 85.71%
Windows Vista Ultimate 14.29%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 85.71% of soft thinks Launcher.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Gateway 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
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