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: 07 April 2009 at 11:49 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable 23627dee8f8b0476
899b1cc5b8a1cba1
f987f09b
8a3bf939cde5d311
cc7f98ac3ec6626c
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 3.1.0.17 3.1 Pakistan N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 0053682a80f4f4c4
c9db405f9a12e97f
b8f728de
341e148c7a25aa3b
84a840aef26641bc
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.1.0.17 3.1 India N/A
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 72e3f49212f51cde
0bb2dfa24d09c094
8204fec1
2bdd2b9da5b2bc8a
5740a9b8ce512641
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.1.0.6 3.1 Turkey N/A
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 388f2bf28e7cb6d6
447d5dadb81dbd24
efc1f40d
759483c4a4a59550
93d2096c6226218b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.1.0.17 3.1 Malaysia 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 bc767c47342869df
76e060598107cbc2
cdd3ec89
be05c1cbe912de19
d5f8c045618f8db2
No 3.1.0.17 3.1 Russian Federation
2 N/A Non-executable 5370084cd4d9c93e
8b1e3bd9cf70edb5
5b02a956
29dddf05aae6d3dd
c9be39e8bf7b9ddb
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 Symantec Corporation Executable c9a18b3bc7dbfd68
3033053325693090
8bd25eb1
e2d2741c75926d83
5369b7da8e3adeb6
Yes 3.1.0.6 3.1 Romania
4 Symantec Corporation Executable d14d3f0570c6b014
cbd26e15767d5a61
64589b4b
0fd759d455b6fee1
0d054c72e81349b3
Yes 3.1.0.17 3.1 Internal Submission
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