How to Remove “Application Launcher.exe”

What is Application Launcher.exe?

Originally developed by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Application Launcher.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as HTC Sync that is associated with software Sony Ericsson PC Suite.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by Application Launcher.exe malware, you will notice one or the several blow symptoms:

  • Application Launcher.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 Application Launcher.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove Application Launcher.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: 05 September 2008 at 12:42 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 844d2053144d74cb
d6eab7fe9b0da02e
4325207a
cbdec91b44bcfe71
3566e5fa07757107
TrojWare.Win
32.Powp.C
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB Executable 3ce3af39e296e065
cee1bef0dce73057
f0f79bcf
65aa64cff839df57
c1e66f28ef1ce91b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 1.1.1.3 1.1.1.3 Poland N/A
3 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB Executable 40da23bc14fbf537
0e620a1c4a60941d
15ec0ccc
3cdf98b035b13623
55170fb91306fb3f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 1.1.1.3 1.1.1.3 India N/A
4 N/A Executable c65c701f068f2186
bad7ab8f47795529
5d71d977
ef09d565dca40128
54f21f672ad7ece0
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 2.0.6.50 2.0.6.50 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 6:12 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 2d6c8c50ad385d44
7eaf764708517508
79410ff4
fd3c6c0ce762f761
4369003925b72456
No 2.3.0.80 2.3.0.80 India
2 N/A Executable ceea6f6dbb8e69bb
a7cc63649acd7c31
7aaae83a
dcae1061f69b0aaa
ce0a7fdf1ab29c28
No 2.2.12.63 2.2.12.63 Internal Submission
3 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB Executable 2c7093a0f6b2c452
c07de6871911b710
4b84ac5b
c217c9177648f6ce
c86c30e09552ca0a
No 1.1.1.3 1.1.1.3 Philippines
4 N/A Executable 30274dde69d89df7
bdbfb1ca6547f54c
c3127f73
N/A No 2, 2, 6, 2 2, 2, 6, 2 Czech Republic
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