How to Remove “LAUNCH.EXE”

What is launch.exe?

Originally developed by CyberScrub, launch.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as Launcher Application and that is associated with software CyberScrub Privacy Suite. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

launch.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after launch.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with launch.exe malware?

If your system is affected by launch.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
launch.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory

  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove launch.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove launch.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 November 2008 at 10:04 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 31a5a7a50040fea7
08aef69df0429ecf
3d6054bd
ae93c3a8315679a5
fb24db3fe04e750c
ApplicUnwnt No 2.0.1.0 2.0.1.0 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 35eb8d29cf8a014d
a9283d3eb2c324d1
03d20b2a
8648f2122d243e94
6be55e1c15f3c70b
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China N/A
3 N/A Executable 24c3a57cf6f2553d
006a5e03155b056b
71e96e0f
1a333b5e9cf28be2
febedfd805e2cf5c
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China N/A
4 N/A Executable 892b407fd3a835be
5d8a40f6ae528c2c
e001f5e2
910e7c61c6dd8192
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Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 September 2013 at 5:20 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable c0a79cbd92e6e16f
8e8afcbe68d28659
a773d746
91fe6ef05e254f46
5f3abb5df4dc471c
No 54.454.545
.545
54.454.545
.545
United States
2 United Parcel Service, Inc. Executable 251ed5b0211a9fb4
28f26987bb46dc0e
dcf27181
0fb5e879286ad622
b48ae8cf94d691e0
Yes 20, 0, 14,
0
20, 0, 14,
0
United States
3 Stardock Software, Inc Executable f1c66fe90430b24d
6f854893b3ff6d5c
d1c724ce
ece99d14df88db5a
a53b622dfb7a976f
Yes 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 United States
4 ASUS Cloud Corporation Executable 603a1365dbb373ac
0d42ee4dee818204
93d204f9
08a848c7d006650a
5efec6df5b49ad7c
Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
Display 4 items per page
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