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 595ede434eb1aa67
3487fcc1036dbeb4
9dfc2f30
ece5eab48073f57f
0cef0505ad4b5035
Application.
Win32.Downlo
ader.GameLau
ncher.A
No 2.1.1.0 2.1.1.0 United States N/A
3 Oberon Media Inc. Executable 1d646e2569589cf8
303640eef50e6edd
4f69f8c8
02af401ee516c6ad
31252706404281c1
Application.
Win32.Downlo
ader.GameLau
ncher.A
No 2.0.0.2 2.0.0.0 France N/A
4 Oberon Media Inc. Executable 207f9e0cd12dd221
24620647a86b4708
b4b2a2c8
1e9321db2fa2960b
0b24dc8eeef0cb2c
Application.
Win32.Downlo
ader.GameLau
ncher.A
No 2.1.1.0 2.1.1.0 Netherlands N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
28

Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 June 2008 at 2:44 pm
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 1e34f998dacc55b7
6437a9e191b6f0bf
c559d111
442f37f109332724
4a978bb706dc7a85
No 4.0.0.1 4.0.0.1 10.108.22.224/32
3 N/A Executable 1853a07cb5789901
4517ab840b4a0409
773faecf
ea2282f41f58ddfe
9fb7b7ffaac82727
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable bff6e89f3f724f79
b136a4af7e6be03f
f8d945e8
fb47cb26a0c74801
48a8d0c8f8e01be1
No 7.01, 100,
1027
7.01 Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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