How to Remove “SymLnch.exe”

What is SymLnch.exe?

Originally developed by Symantec Corporation, SymLnch.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Symantec Setup Launcher and it belongs to Install ToolBox SDK. It is located in C:\Documents and Settings by default.

SymLnch.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SymLnch.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • SymLnch.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:\Documents and Settings, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SymLnch.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SymLnch.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.

1

Malware Entries

First Seen: 23 February 2012 at 7:58 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable ea29a7f3d0d1b5ed
d5d4bd656ab9a533
e0ec3b0f
282107ee0e384993
6eda32c49ab30f2a
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.S
M
No 3.0.0.97 Install
ToolBox
SDK
Portugal N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
16

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 7:50 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable 34e4e9f28478e38b
5e330ce2db65310b
eed21b74
ade7c422749a1d5a
4a33831b7613873a
No 3.0.0.97 Install
ToolBox
SDK
Internal Submission
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 6710e4da59a146b9
d5c7775f8627879e
185299fe
614f1ee7178bd094
c32b7b4712a78126
No 2.5.0.12 2.5 198.20.167.84/32
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 7bf6b239f259ebca
11305edcd0bf410d
2bd08929
42aa16ce34ace556
52642e3c405629a3
No 1.0.1.8 1.0 Internal Submission
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 79428ec9a509e481
da647972c3fd1afe
2e4aad95
83d1afb09a445022
d489b1ba3eb221e2
Yes 3.5.0.102 Install
ToolBox
SDK
Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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