What is TwDsUiLaunch.exe, Uses & How to Remove it?

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The TwDsUiLaunch.exe is a genuine file that belongs to Brother Printing and is not a virus. However, few antivirus tools may detect it as a virus, in that case, it is important to check its file location and then determine whether it is safe or not.

TwDsUiLaunch.exe is not a necessary file for the Windows system and can be deleted if necessary. It is also not a system core file; this file also does not have any specific information. Even though the file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft.  This variant can be uninstalled if troublesome for the system or the user.

What is TwDsUiLaunch?

If you are using a Brother printer or scanner then you may notice that TwDsUiLaunch.exe is running with the system startup. This may take few RAM/CPU resources too and that is normal.

File size

The average file size of TwDsUiLaunch is approx 80 KB in Windows 10, however, this may vary depending on the Printer device version and software.

TwDsUiLaunch.exe file usually located under below 2 folders:

  1. i) C:\Windows\twain_32\Brimm17a\Common\
  2. ii) C:\Windows\twain_32\Brimm17b\Common\


As mentioned above, if you are using a Brother printer or scanner in your home or office then you see TwDsUiLaunch.exe running in the system background. However, Spyware makers and adware publishers customarily use TwDsUiLaunch.exe. Hence, it can easily be disguised with a file name of “TwDsUiLaunch.exe “ while being programmed as a harmful virus that can severely endanger your system, which makes it essential, that the user removes it if they see any doubts of its precision. However, TwDsUiLaunch.exe is not a necessary file for Windows regarding processing or functioning so it can be eradicated without any consequences or change in the way a PC behaves.

Here is how you can remove a printer from your system.

The task manager can ensure whether the file is dangerous or not and is used to dissolve the problems caused by the existence of the file in the system.

How to remove TwDsUiLaunch?

If you are not using a Brother Printer/Scanner and still TwDsUiLaunch running on your system background then you may consider removing it from the system.

The user may receive a couple of error messages like:

(i)“TwDsUiLaunch.exe has encountered a threat in its”
(ii)“TwDsUiLaunch.exe process should be terminated”
(iii)“TwDsUiLaunch.exe has stopped working”
(iv)”TwDsUiLaunch.exe is no longer a valid application”
(v) “TwDsUiLaunch.exe is not currently responding”
(vi) “TwDsUiLaunch.exe has failed and has is not ready to initialize properly”

So, if you are seeing the above error messages or not using the printer then you may consider removing them.

Otherwise, you may use the below methods to repair it.

The resmon command can also be used, this command provides information on what files are troublesome for your computer and the ways to disable them. The resmon command can be used to check the health condition of TwDsUiLaunch.exe as well if causing the user to doubt.

The restore health command (DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth) can be performed to repair the operating system entirely. It is advisable to run this command until all traces of a virus in your TwDsUiLaunch.exe file are rendered safe; the rest can be left to the security task manager.

The processes tab in Windows 10’s Task manager allows the user to identify the masked files containing viruses; the security rating also helps with determining whether the file is usable or not.


Uninstalling the program is the simplest option available.  Here are the steps:

1) Press the Windows button on  your keyboard

2) Type Control Panel and click on it

3) Now locate Brother Printer from the list

4) Double click and choose Uninstall

5) Let the process finish and then restart the system.

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