How to remove the xlaunch virus

Most antivirus programs identify xlaunch.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Trojan.ADH, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_DLOADR.MM.

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Xlaunch.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with xlaunch
Xlaunch.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Unleash X belongs to software UnleashX by Excalibur Videogames.

Description: Xlaunch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The xlaunch.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 2,836,332 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Xlaunch.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify xlaunch.exe related errors

If xlaunch.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 850,484 bytes. The program has a visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. xlaunch.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: You should check the xlaunch.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

XServer for running UNIX applications on Windows
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Summary: Average user rating of xlaunch.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks xlaunch.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving xlaunch issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active xlaunch process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the xlaunch.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

xlaunch.exe [all]