How to Remove “SLAUNCH.EXE”

What is SLAUNCH.EXE?

SLAUNCH.EXE is a legitimate file process developed by Symantec Corporation. This process is known as Host Service Loader and it belongs to PCAnywhere. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after SLAUNCH.EXE file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with SLAUNCH.EXE malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SLAUNCH.EXE malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

  • Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the SLAUNCH.EXE file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SLAUNCH.EXE  malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove SLAUNCH.EXE malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove SLAUNCH.EXE  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 21 December 2011 at 5:39 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable c1858c0a6e62acc5
18e07c7f1cbcb086
9a395a9f
272894850313f784
f1561d015d3a5eb7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.AV
No N/A N/A South Africa N/A
2 N/A Executable 0e8d310f387e4d3e
0b8374bca6bcebc9
75da87b4
2817e7fd4bf140a3
5a4ae7fdbd0b0f3f
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No N/A N/A France N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 March 2009 at 9:12 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable c272ac1644691494
57340e7bb9988493
42b9eee2
015c651f70cbf12d
04c784f2e207f898
No 11.5.0.121 11.5 Internal Submission
2 Pinnacle Systems Executable df67992d31fcdcca
a71e5712696a1275
f1de0d5c
c850695a034910fe
b460736b496404b1
No 4.0.0.0 4.0 Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 08f8c0ebc47377e2
a45fb2d58b0af10f
191716eb
2ced14d7339a20ed
c4a2515b991c1c10
No N/A N/A Poland
4 N/A Executable 952f27333f920cd2
20c6b071fd8581df
d68bf133
09570f9e22de17f4
9e023373c919048a
No 1.00 1.00 Internal Submission
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