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
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 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
2 N/A Executable fcdae2bb3961fcfc
b0d9c24d8e5691d3
2b6d20f5
18bb929658006138
2ec2981c3261ab3a
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.115/32 N/A
3 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable b53febf75ba088df
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ous
No 0.1.0.0 0.1.0.0 Romania N/A
4 N/A Executable fcdae2bb3961fcfc
b0d9c24d8e5691d3
2b6d20f5
18bb929658006138
2ec2981c3261ab3a
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States 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 N/A Executable 4277386b0270167a
8ae19f3f657f00d8
85c87a00
7a5b588590b2fd76
52f9f642ddb968f9
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable d6af3a65903266c9
8144187f9bdb9bcc
12653045
4cb871f5bd82e4f2
9f5bbf2da7272f9a
No 0.1.0.0 0.1.0.0 Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable bc91719d81aacbab
a76faff54c2494d7
8da9b955
39f9ae1fd9d24b33
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No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable 5ccce4002bb9ceda
1068acd1f83159e4
f07a9862
e57f0516294b025b
a993e340352efd17
Yes 0.1.0.8 0.1.0.8 United Kingdom
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