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: 14 October 2011 at 2:47 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Oberon Media Inc. Executable 6879714ce21b7f01
b96e8da0dd0b46b0
80535e33
9be32891f6106082
e30e8e129cd42de7
Application.
Win32.Downlo
ader.GameLau
ncher.A
No 2.0.0.2 2.0.0.0 China N/A
2 Oberon Media Inc. Executable 5c03c824ec9bd765
972e3a1adbdf02d4
116b4354
381162ce421ba9e1
e51f8789683ac66d
Application.
Win32.Downlo
ader.GameLau
ncher.A
No 2.0.0.2 2.0.0.0 Russian Federation N/A
3 Oberon Media Inc. Executable d8ec4ec7f75fbcfc
b6c1c281c2ff966a
f48bc190
d4fe10f7588c6bf8
c2fcd3ef2cfab660
Application.
Win32.Downlo
ader.GameLau
ncher.A
No 2.0.0.2 2.0.0.0 United Arab Emirates N/A
4 Synaptics Executable 5e454a2efa5f90e2
e1e24e39d0e6b649
692b5b19
714ad2b5b862cd31
f393ab6741081e2a
Virus.Win32.
Agent.DE
No 1.0.0.4 1.0.0.0 Bosnia and Herzegovina N/A
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27

Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 September 2008 at 3:07 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable ce0320e5413a9052
344ffbc4c5140d35
7729a6bd
08383314667fa6d1
0258853bbb499429
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32
2 N/A Executable 355ef2b553b0e33d
61ab9d78fb40d55d
39c6a469
a000f2f0bc409833
9d97c0c945affd89
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 1853a07cb5789901
4517ab840b4a0409
773faecf
ea2282f41f58ddfe
9fb7b7ffaac82727
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable bce25a05cf55ea4e
f13e6b44b8edbb98
91fee96c
6d10abeb0bc3ccb3
2a50c0b67283a473
Yes 4.0.0.1 4.0.0.1 United States
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  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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