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: 29 July 2009 at 12:40 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 51801bba8b0449d1
9037239f11d40972
69921e98
feb632a1921408b3
8a1ecf411d55d4d9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 8131ace718618975
f197319c47510afb
0f3aa87b
c9f68872a6a330e1
6ca6077508290c20
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 11.5.0.121 11.5 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable c1858c0a6e62acc5
18e07c7f1cbcb086
9a395a9f
272894850313f784
f1561d015d3a5eb7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.AV
No N/A N/A South Africa N/A
4 N/A Executable 56bc2a74e569e0c4
cbee1c027d7651d5
2cd297d6
f55efa801c4210c6
ccef3d7a8514183c
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No N/A N/A Thailand N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 March 2009 at 6:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable d98d1a03d76bf8e4
5cba692f3bfe0055
9d601fd1
02f0c90aa652bd6f
06af7a63a39b54c8
No N/A N/A Ukraine
2 Pinnacle Systems Executable df67992d31fcdcca
a71e5712696a1275
f1de0d5c
c850695a034910fe
b460736b496404b1
No 4.0.0.0 4.0 Internal Submission
3 SynSecure Inc. Executable e203c142b6570f95
2cd02231d2d54ff5
58815d71
d632875e93f267a0
30a0ba79319de4fa
No 1.0.0.6 1.0.0.0 Japan
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 20c1b24d664e2119
914b439cb2d9ed92
a1dab952
a33710a52cf19011
440e4f365d04eb71
No 12.0.0.132 12.0 Taiwan
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