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What is GameLauncher?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that GameLauncher is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by GameLauncher?

You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:

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How did GameLauncher get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove GameLauncher?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to:
    Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If an update is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of GameLauncher?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes GameLauncher completely.
  • The shortcut called GameLauncher on the desktop can be deleted if it belonged to the adware.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this adware.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the GameLauncher adware. It would have warned you before the adware could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 
 (dpeyce poymco) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\Seviler\Seviler.exe
 HKCU\...\Run: [Seviler] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\Seviler\Seviler.exe [683008 2016-10-10] (dpeyce poymco)
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher

GameLauncher (HKCU\...\GameLauncher) (Version:  - )
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher
       Adds the file GameLauncher.exe"="10/6/2016 11:17 AM, 167936 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstaller.exe"="10/12/2016 12:52 PM, 70927 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\Seviler
       Adds the file Seviler.exe"="10/10/2016 5:17 PM, 683008 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\Desktop
       Adds the file GameLauncher.lnk"="10/12/2016 12:52 PM, 1011 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "Seviler"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\Seviler\Seviler.exe""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\GameLauncher]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "GameLauncher"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\uninstaller.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Seviler]
       "xapit"="REG_SZ", "eyAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICJ1cmwiICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICA6ICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICJodHRwOi8vam90ZXZpY2ttYW5pdm9uLnJ1IiAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAsICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAidGltZW91dF9taW4iICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgOiAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgNjAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICB9ICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICA="
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Seviler\Components]
       "Main"="REG_SZ", "1"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 10/12/2016
Scan Time: 1:03 PM
Logfile: mbamHPDefender.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.1.1043
Malware Database: v2016.10.12.05
Rootkit Database: v2016.09.26.02
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Enabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 324131
Time Elapsed: 9 min, 28 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 2
Adware.HPDefender, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\Seviler\Seviler.exe, 1124, Delete-on-Reboot, [bc99296fa0fa1f17ca7e0904e124db25]
PUP.Optional.Elex, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\Seviler\Seviler.exe, 1124, Delete-on-Reboot, [e96c0c8c4852310576864f85010324dc]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 1
Adware.HPDefender, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\GameLauncher, Quarantined, [3223deba306aea4c589845c7669fb44c], 

Registry Values: 2
Adware.HPDefender, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|Seviler, "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\Seviler\Seviler.exe", Quarantined, [bc99296fa0fa1f17ca7e0904e124db25]
PUP.Optional.Elex, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|Seviler, "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\Seviler\Seviler.exe", Quarantined, [e96c0c8c4852310576864f85010324dc]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.Elex, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\Seviler, Delete-on-Reboot, [e96c0c8c4852310576864f85010324dc], 

Files: 4
Adware.HPDefender, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\Seviler\Seviler.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [bc99296fa0fa1f17ca7e0904e124db25], 
Adware.HPDefender, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\uninstaller.exe, Quarantined, [3223deba306aea4c589845c7669fb44c], 
Adware.HPDefender, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\clicker_new_cis.exe, Quarantined, [df76f3a5a4f6a4921bd5d73517ee2dd3], 
PUP.Optional.Elex, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GameLauncher\Seviler\Seviler.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [e96c0c8c4852310576864f85010324dc], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
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