LAUNCHER021.EXE is Adware KorAd

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We received the file LAUNCHER021.EXE and detected that LAUNCHER021.EXE is not good.
LAUNCHER021.EXE is Adware. You should remove the file LAUNCHER021.EXE.
Kill the process LAUNCHER021.EXE and remove LAUNCHER021.EXE from Windows.

Malware Analysis of LAUNCHER021.EXE
Full path on a computer: %Appdata%\launcher021.exe

Detected by UnHackMe:

Item Name: launcher
Type: Registry Run

Item Name: launcher021.exe
Type: Detected using Heuristic Algorithm

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Removal Results: Success
Number of reboot: 1

LAUNCHER021.EXE is known as:



  • MD5: AF5B98B4D8B72A142CF275017B6F8871
How to quickly detect LAUNCHER021.EXE presence? 

  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\launcher: “%Appdata%\launcher021.exe”
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\launcher: “%Appdata%\launcher021.exe”
  • %Appdata%\0201.log
  • %Appdata%\launcher021.exe

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