How to remove the dblaunch virus

Most antivirus programs identify dblaunch.exe as malware—for example Avast identifies it as Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp], and BitDefender identifies it as Gen:Variant.Razy.77298.

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Dblaunch.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dblaunch
Dblaunch.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Desk.exe or DeskBarL.exe appears to belong to software SearchModule by unknown.

Description: Dblaunch.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Dblaunch.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—normally C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\SearchModule\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 239,104 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 391,168 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. Dblaunch.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Dblaunch.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with dblaunch.exe, you may also want to ask for help from Support or uninstall SearchModule from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify dblaunch.exe related errors

Important: You should check the dblaunch.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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Best practices for resolving dblaunch issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active dblaunch process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the dblaunch.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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