How to Remove “SCANNER.EXE”

What is SCANNER.EXE?

SCANNER.EXE is a legitimate process file popularly known as ScanSpyware MFC Application. It belongs to ScanSpyware Application, developed by PC Security Center. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as SCANNER.EXE with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with SCANNER.EXE malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SCANNER.EXE malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • SCANNER.EXE occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible SCANNER.EXE malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SCANNER.EXE malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over.

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove SCANNER.EXE malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 July 2008 at 5:47 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 22207be7b1f6b327
93c0b712779594d9
bb50e965
dc0955d494cffb60
f442227d60bab031
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable d69a2f5b9ca4cdd5
b2bdd64d0ff0edcc
ea8777d1
930800714d146b53
7ee88ba37e2b9049
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 Malwarebytes Corporation Executable 0c3bd52ca385cc65
09e906711704ef67
33df7bcf
08e16e6c3c8828ce
096f8775109e1e5b
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 1.41 1.41 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable e63b2a8941d186fa
f94b3eed6fc7aa1a
2dca81ae
062bb1dc5d03bd06
a6138dd08e841f64
TrojWare.Win
32.ATRAPS.AB
a
No N/A N/A Kazakhstan N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 June 2008 at 1:28 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Non-executable e99da34abc6cff37
46e66b480965fe1b
43f1db0d
5d419559b02e305b
06b6a96c8e4f78a2
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.144/32
2 Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd. Executable 7ef4da5d28460fc1
a846e1d45cb1752c
77412697
cfbabf11ca57dab8
f761939145d76f8f
Yes 3.0.0.1 10.00 Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 37d73f2fd3089d94
171dd67f19e763fb
b92848c9
ee21d76233cfabf9
19e864193ee77c09
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 NOVAC Executable d73a6b5287f59b70
3e1c68c86f7e1c96
104aa17e
e7dbb8fe52169779
45d56e9af66be7b2
No S500A3B
V2.6
S500A3B
V2.6
United States
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