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 Teleca Sweden AB Executable dfe14db74c931a96
9a320470fab2fe26
b34f8d41
277923db50d066d4
ded40b50effcd94c
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 2.3.0.115 2.3.0.115 India N/A
2 N/A Executable 17c5c5b4c87e0d1d
18acfd7258095308
02333605
25d01b778c5bb960
d50daba0b86fa494
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 2.0.6.50 2.0.6.50 Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
3 N/A Executable 37ad0d9b5a8de579
9b0b4b1aa1ff3a30
bb0a9c38
69c0d8eafcc2a5ef
1c06bd60650af725
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.2.10.58 2.2.10.58 Ukraine N/A
4 N/A Executable 7d7540844c43ae63
0e8e1fbbdb903782
3dfe655b
6f26b637b45a17e6
887d36185636012b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.10.129 2.0.10.129 Brazil N/A
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56

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 Teleca Sweden AB Executable 45ba0020ae2ecd0a
d8b6c7fa5d8bcd4a
8774c051
a16ea57f424885dc
42827386d43fe857
No 2.3.0.108 2.3.0.108 United States
2 N/A Executable 2d6c8c50ad385d44
7eaf764708517508
79410ff4
fd3c6c0ce762f761
4369003925b72456
No 2.3.0.80 2.3.0.80 India
3 N/A Executable f589522e09109f6c
1df372a88bb16063
8a520c9e
72c6d9ed3ad97fc7
4901c8bc96eed1ea
No 2.3.0.80 2.3.0.80 Ukraine
4 N/A Executable 85a97be04fba523d
5efac636fa535a0d
d08dde65
60ba9c591ea1d26f
546e3e1d9a8a3d8b
No 2.0.10.129 2.0.10.129 Russian Federation
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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