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
Description: The file xlaunch.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 2,836,332 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 1,946,883 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. xlaunch.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however also read the users 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: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows system file. xlaunch.exe seems to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as xlaunch.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, 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.
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