What is Sedlauncher.exe? Should you remove it?


Whenever a computer slows down or freezes, the first approach should be to check the Task Manager for disk usage and the programs that are causing it. Yes Sedlauncher.exe is causing high disk usage in your system, please read this article.

What is Sedlauncher.exe?

The Sedlauncher.exe file is sent to the system with Windows Update KB4023057 and its purpose is to optimize the speed of the components of the Windows Update service in the operating system. However, many users have reported that the process associated with the file results in high disk usage.

Is Sedlauncher.exe Virus

The original file for Sedlauncher.exe is not a virus; it is a Windows system file. But cybercriminals usually name viruses so that their names look like real programs or processes to avoid detection. The original location of the file is located in the following folder:

C: Program Files repl

To check if the process causing high disk usage in Windows 10 is a virus, right click it and select Open file location. If the location of the file is the same as that of the Sedlauncher.exe file, so much the better. Otherwise, run a full virus scan on your system.

Should you delete Sedlauncher.exe or kill the process in Task Manager?

Although the Sedlauncher.exe file is useful for Windows updates, if the process associated with the file causes high disk usage and slows down your computer, try updating Windows to the latest version in case Microsoft has pushed a corrective.

You can disable Sedlauncher.exe from Task Manager or the Service Manager window.

The procedures are as follows:

1]Using the task manager

You can kill the process associated with the Sedlauncher.exe using Task Manager.

Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to open the Security options window. To select Task Manager to open the Task Manager window.

Right click on the Windows Correction Service task and select Final task.

End the Windows Patch Service task

This will kill the process for a while, however, the problem may reappear later after rebooting the system.

2]Using the service manager

If the Windows Patch Service is to be permanently disabled, this must be done through the Service Manager. The procedure to follow is as follows:

However, you should note that without correcting the Windows installation, your updates may not run smoothly – so we do not recommend that you completely disable this service permanently.

Press Win + R to open the Run window and type the command services.msc. Press Enter to open the Service Manager window.

Scroll to Windows Correction Service, right click on it and select Properties.

Windows Correction Service

Change Startup type at disabled.

End the Windows Patch Service task

Hit Apply so what Okay.

Save the settings and restart your system. The problem must be solved.


I hope it helps!

Read more: What is Windows Update Medic Service (WaaSMedicSVC)?


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