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File: LaunchSignup

Location of LaunchSignup and Associated Malware

Check whether LaunchSignup is present in the following locations:

LaunchSignup file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\LaunchSignup

If you find LaunchSignup file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The LaunchSignup file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of LaunchSignup File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
4006FDF5AB3FBF928771960F1A0E6E8D0F9CSep 6, 2016
40169AB2D5A2D2F33D4318CDA84FC38004B5Sep 7, 2016
40187DD6A17B783A324F66C3ABA92E460314Sep 8, 2016
4166FC35F8276E41F920212D44B7E70E6315Sep 14, 2016
416646A6FE5A6BBFD63FBD137AB27BE8650ESep 16, 2016
399837E463360F118D9A94FDC668D57C215FSep 16, 2016
4014D519E15D9AAFA1357862593CC7424CF3Sep 19, 2016
4014C45C422D49D2073B15671FAAD983DB6ASep 25, 2016
40026791FBC0D3600D2A203CD2EC47046E07Sep 28, 2016
4006938DC667BD91E567647B31C2F94F8B47Oct 10, 2016
40145EC4D194552A5ACBD6ED8B31A1C59164Oct 18, 2016
40106AC064571A87847586583CEC9125FAA6Oct 28, 2016
40109F542FC06CFAFBE29BFB248941593308Nov 7, 2016
4022CF30D355B0DA74D5C852E54489CF3F67Nov 11, 2016
3336C4AF7A68A2C5F95ADA89DE50FBA1DED3Nov 16, 2016
4006A89995858E76453E9AA33B0C7E731FF7Nov 20, 2016
399080492CCA5938BD2EF431D09E74822247Nov 21, 2016
4014B3DBF8837C5AB2FA2D56AC5292392ABFNov 27, 2016
399833ACCCE8F3D9CE2190B8881133814E5CDec 3, 2016
40421AFB27B2CFBBAA72F5EC1E831D475DBBDec 6, 2016
40103253874AB60B89133E1101691344247CDec 10, 2016
401435ACBFFC3AB0C738419D07FDD2954F69Dec 10, 2016
4046037D8F170084CB9B0DC070E428493C92Dec 15, 2016
4002726281808E80B6F7AE0179A24DF7E0A0Dec 21, 2016
40186A9A79B578B2FCE567852900876D9A9DJan 6, 2017
40228D7DAF2E64A8F459186418ABFB004CA6Jan 10, 2017
4150E8E8D295E3E8651CE9C39735644A4BB6Jan 17, 2017
40146C840C6A4352C986626FAA2FC514E108Jan 21, 2017
40449340B051E0E1BF6EACE4778A28C4A073Jan 29, 2017
333875936592AE4A4DA3A26FAB66CEFC9DF4Feb 2, 2017
40023E2961D4AD2399190A329950673E7A0AFeb 11, 2017
4030874E8EE87F5A43773DD371B1FD7065BCFeb 16, 2017
4020FEB26ECEC24EB9F0F3C3CEEA6E4E61BBFeb 20, 2017
4016B9A11F8E3AFE2610A50FCCA022DD9BB5Mar 3, 2017
41600899B27FECC0DB28516EF6817BF76759Mar 7, 2017
3350EA8C3A426E5E208028772D238683D562Mar 18, 2017
40083ADAED1BB2FB5D1C4EF48B0B981C778DMar 22, 2017
40289CA2C47F8B58495FC7C9BE59D625F5E0Mar 24, 2017
4008EFD6EA5F4F9BCDB50293AFAE960935A5Mar 25, 2017
40000F5B1E06A45BFF0F5930A10D589080C9Mar 31, 2017
3998413FDC50F5FE452C8ABD57893615289EApr 11, 2017
3998BEB2F97B563992390CA6572F7E7C4BF2Apr 11, 2017
40286AB79863FA4E7F33B931A7FA2553C367Apr 17, 2017
333656C2B33D115B300DDB907C68BBBEF308Apr 24, 2017
401470CA1E1FFC0805BF3BE27AFBBE03CF6DApr 26, 2017
40268E562A2831093EBB156FDBF06ADA1EE8Apr 29, 2017
399084F2D7F4E6B71B0F52D420A87CE45AD4May 1, 2017
4002E01D936263AA28FE2817A572E9060AD0May 1, 2017
3998BD583C7A81278AAB5EADA384D65CB569May 8, 2017
401030027F0FB981F83886DB38977598DC82May 10, 2017
4032887E496A226E892346C841A63194DD4EMay 16, 2017
4002526BBF0D3DF8CDFD8AC083FD5571E21AMay 17, 2017
4012D28C25A427D6ABF6A0EA2224AFDC1F33May 21, 2017
4002323EA4BC257DB01CCB1EEB29191E4FC1May 30, 2017
4022507DFA7B39809CF7F1B4AC0D67975097Jun 12, 2017
401441EF324CF4818011EE5B142B6EB9046DJun 15, 2017
401879C94333F7ED39F458654565682A814CJun 16, 2017
4006DE4DF589DF1C189C1456548E909F50DBJun 19, 2017
4016B2039333504E46EAACFCA3361C8C8A6DJun 21, 2017
4014222BAEC225837C232664455FB1D9EDA4Jun 21, 2017

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove LaunchSignup^

  1. To enable deleting the LaunchSignup file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select LaunchSignup and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of LaunchSignup and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of LaunchSignup and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of LaunchSignup will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of LaunchSignup will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a LaunchSignup malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type LaunchSignup. The name of the first found registry value referencing LaunchSignup is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to LaunchSignup, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of LaunchSignup and Associated Malware.