A lot of Windows users on different forums reported that they encounter twdsuilaunch.exe on the startup window in Windows 10. This file has a very strange name so users get confused whether it is a virus or a usual Windows file.
So in this article, we will see what is twdsuilaunch.exe? Is it safe? and can we delete it? So if this file appears on your system too then read the below article carefully to understand this file.
What is TwDsUiLaunch.exe in Windows 7/8/10
The twdsuilaunch.exe as the name suggests is an executable file. This file belongs to the M17A process that is related to Brothers Printing Utility by Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher. It is not an essential Windows file and may often cause problems. The twdsuilaunch file is usually located in the C:\windows\twain_32\Brimm15a\Common\ folder. This program has no visible Window and there is no information about this file. However, this file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft but there is a catch. Also, the technical security rating for this file is 8% dangerous but the stat may vary based on different situations.
Is TwDsUiLaunch.exe safe
Usually, the TwDsUiLaunch.exe is a safe and trustworthy file. But sometimes what happens is some trojan or any malware camouflage itself as TwDsUiLaunch.exe and cause problems. Once infected with the harmful trojan files the system may frequently crash, you may face heating issues, the inner settings of the system may get changed automatically leading to numerous issues in the system.
The best way to keep your system safe is to keep a check on this twdsuilaunch brother file. There are many tools available that will help you to identify whether a particular file is a trojan or a genuine file. You can use those tools to find out whether is twdsuilaunch.exe file on your system is a genuine file or some trojan. If the turns out to be a virus or trojan then you must remove it immediately.
How to check if twdsuilaunch.exe is a virus
The system shows many signals if it is infected by a virus, one of them is the heating issue. So if your system is heating more than usual then you must check the computer for viruses. There are many good antiviruses that would help you find out the viruses disguised as a genuine file like the twdsuilaunch.exe file.
There are other methods also using which you can determine whether the twdsuilaunch.exe is a virus or not. Let us see each method one by one.
Check the twdsuilaunch.exe file location:
As we know the twdsuilaunch.exe files are located at C:\windows\twain_32\Brimm15a\Common\. So if you find the twdsuilaunch executable file outside of this folder that means it is a virus. In that case, you must delete the file immediately to avoid any complications to the system.
#1 Use sfc/scannow:
The windows system file checker is a built-in tool that allows users to repair corrupted system files. This might fix the twdsuilaunch.exe file if any of its metafiles are corrupted. However, if you still face issues with this file then you must remove it from the system because it can be malware disguised as the twdsuilaunch.exe brother-related file. To do the SFC scan on your system follow the below steps:
- Open the command prompt as Administrator.
- In the command prompt window type the command sfc/scannow and hit enter
- Wait for the scan to complete.
- The SFC will check the integrity of the files and if it finds any corrupted files it will repair them
#2 Use Virustotal:
Another method that you can try to check whether the twdsuilaunch.exe file is a virus is to use the file scanning services. Virustotal.com is one of the trusted online scanning websites that can be used to scan the twdsuilaunch.exe file for viruses. To know how to use it follow the below steps:
- Open your browser and go to virustotal.com
- Click on the choose file button and attach the file you want to scan.
- Click on the Confirm Upload button to start the scanning process
- Wait for the scan to complete
- After the scan is complete it will display the potential threats that the file may cause.
Based on it you can come to the conclusion whether the file is a virus or not.
Removing TwDsUiLaunch.exe safely:
To safely remove the TwDsUiLaunch.exe from the system you must end all its background processes and then remove it using the control panel. You can also temporarily restrict the file from running on startup using the Task Manager. let us see each method in detail.
#1 End the background process of TwDsUiLaunch.exe:
Sometimes some software programs running in the background interfere with the other programs. Also, it increases CPU usage. So here are the steps to stop the TwDsUiLaunch.exe file from running in the background.
- Press the keyboard combination Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager.
- Under the process tab, look for the TwDsUiLaunch.exe file from the list.
- After you locate the file tap on the file and click on the end task button
Stop TwDsUiLaunch from running on Startup:
Any software or program that boots as soon as the computer starts up takes increases the CPU usage of the system. This slows down the booting process. So, if the TwDsUiLaunch appears on startup and it is slowing down the booting process then here is how you can stop it:
- Open Task Manager by pressing the key combination Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
- Go to the startup tab and look for TwDsUiLaunch or Brothers Industries
- After you locate it tap on the file and click on the Disable button at the bottom
Remove TwDsUiLaunch using control panel:
As we know that TwDsUiLaunch.exe is related to the Brothers printing utility that is provided with the Brothers Industries software. So if we remove the Brothers industries software from our system the TwDsUiLaunch file will also get removed. To remove an application or program using the control panel just open the control panel application and click on the uninstall a program under Programs >>locate the program you are looking for and right-click on it >>then click on uninstall.
Q. Can I disable twdsuilaunch?
A. Yes, you can disable or remove the twdsuilaunch file from your system in a few simple steps. In the above article I have provided the necessary steps to achieve that.
Q. Is TwDsUiLaunch.exe a Virus?
A. The TwDsUiLaunch.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. However, any file that contains .exe as an extension indicates it is an executable file and they can be harmful to the system sometimes. As most of the viruses and malware reside in systems as executable files.
Q. Is TwDsUiLaunch.exe file causing disk usage on my system?
A. You can check whether twdsuilaunch.exe file is using the disk in the Task Manager under the background processes.
So in this article, we have covered all the points on what is TwDsUiLaunch.exe. We also discussed whether it is a virus and whether we should remove it from our system. If you have any queries regarding the article you can reach out in the comment box