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.

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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 Antivirus 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 06586a975dd03695
c96988c8e21cfb24
cbcbc663
25ea124fc3e2b578
c48900633d00a0bd
ApplicUnwnt.
Win32.Crack.
~A
No 0.1.0.0 0.1.0.0 Italy 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 Philippines N/A
3 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable 06586a975dd03695
c96988c8e21cfb24
cbcbc663
25ea124fc3e2b578
c48900633d00a0bd
ApplicUnwnt.
Win32.Crack.
~A
No 0.1.0.0 0.1.0.0 Netherlands N/A
4 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable b53febf75ba088df
7f0c92e4f3dcd8a9
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753d579dd868dee7
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 0.1.0.0 0.1.0.0 Romania 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 cd8c75dfee4d3ba9
231f31cd0511d45c
7068d363
b4f4a2841f0857aa
f18232724762cc52
No N/A N/A United States
2 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable 5cc474b7fe51b112
f453031167714659
475d8564
b0fc8ab66d5d05c1
74afe829817c2ea1
No 0.1.0.3 0.1.0.3 United States
3 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable 04404651e5458813
0459280bc6f0e599
ed2a4659
0e84331efa608960
ebf672a994d4a8e2
Yes 0.1.0.0 0.1.0.0 Czech Republic
4 Sony DADC Austria AG Executable 3d33134e5d5e690c
f7f188bc8db75960
8b623ef5
24429f04b4101721
69c19574e017e461
Yes 0.1.0.0 0.1.0.0 Internal Submission
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