How to Remove “SMNLnch.exe”

What is SMNLnch.exe?

Originally developed by Symantec Corporation, SMNLnch.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as smnlnch.exe and it belongs to Symantec Shared Components. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
SMNLnch.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SMNLnch.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by SMNLnch.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • SMNLnch.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 SMNLnch.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SMNLnch.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: 04 November 2011 at 1:08 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable 8d82b7de555706ad
7f53e69a32e2b5b2
afab5c0e
645e4485430e3bfe
e901f5ef1a0cd9c6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.1.0.17 3.1 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 2:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable e3c84dd935b3fe5d
7afccffb76ec1990
0f58891d
0bc9fa7165e62637
761a812dc6c2d6e8
Yes 3.1.0.2 3.1 United States
2 Symantec Corporation Executable f38f48e607c51921
2fa4c4bdd532dfb9
9a3d2b32
69888a659d328a48
016eb44d9230684f
Yes 3.1.0.6 3.1 Internal Submission
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 8045f683f1382775
f1011e75a843b28a
16396f98
3e59683e88d42953
881db00e39b7af69
Yes 3.0.0.4 3.0 Internal Submission
4 Symantec Corporation Executable e3c84dd935b3fe5d
7afccffb76ec1990
0f58891d
0bc9fa7165e62637
761a812dc6c2d6e8
Yes 3.1.0.2 3.1 Ukraine
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