How to Remove “LaunchGTAIV.exe”

What is LaunchGTAIV.exe?


LaunchGTAIV.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Sony DADC Austria AG. This process is known as SecuROM Launcher and it belongs to Grand Theft Auto video game. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of LaunchGTAIV.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by LaunchGTAIV.exe?


Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the LaunchGTAIV.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Grand Theft Auto IV\ folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from LaunchGTAIV.exe malware?
Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the LaunchGTAIV.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with LaunchGTAIV.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Virus Protection Software will remove LaunchGTAIV.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 09 December 2008 at 1:09 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable 60c3176e0b0dc910
245e59e0a9ff4dd8
d65cc6d9
ab88796f5ef0be3d
24d917688636abbf
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 0.1.0.0 0.1.0.0 Indonesia N/A
2 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable 06586a975dd03695
c96988c8e21cfb24
cbcbc663
25ea124fc3e2b578
c48900633d00a0bd
ApplicUnwnt.
Win32.Crack.
~A
No 0.1.0.0 0.1.0.0 Norway N/A
3 N/A Executable 899525f4164bc771
49d2f67eb8439838
f9aba56f
5fe166f798780a9c
fd77d314ef42e67a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
4 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable 913611e10bde2cf3
edb0e840d56c8f10
df385a94
2a3df624fb9441d0
243800ae1dd6958e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 0.1.0.0 0.1.0.0 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 December 2008 at 7:19 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Unknown Executable dc4ae5e29d2f9f2a
4e4654510a07eece
2e2e846c
d37a27e54115c010
5eb7599eebb0d060
No 0.1.0.1 0.1.0.1 Lithuania
2 N/A Executable 4277386b0270167a
8ae19f3f657f00d8
85c87a00
7a5b588590b2fd76
52f9f642ddb968f9
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable d6af3a65903266c9
8144187f9bdb9bcc
12653045
4cb871f5bd82e4f2
9f5bbf2da7272f9a
No 0.1.0.0 0.1.0.0 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable bc91719d81aacbab
a76faff54c2494d7
8da9b955
39f9ae1fd9d24b33
e8fb5ec353a72911
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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