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: 30 November 2011 at 12:50 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 anIrizBexfKrBFpceQOvOXNuZRt Executable cc545076890b98b6
a31594f1cf8a6a17
cac060e1
c45a5b6ac79dc734
d91a733ece2a4770
TrojWare.MSI
L.PSW.Agent.
je
No 929.237.83
4.681
929.237.83
4.681
Internal Submission N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable a498a4f67e171135
32db42e281c40ce0
489f838b
612af8290f98a65f
37928c86aa635d6b
Unclassified
Malware
No 9.00.8112.
16421
(WIN7_IE9_
RTM.110308
-0330)
9.00.8112.
16421
Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 28734b9a6291ece7
8bfd22cc08bd8c42
c4cc0800
4f32ef9d6b80fcd0
dcc51331d5e7888e
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No N/A N/A 37.144.83.175/32 N/A
4 Faleddo Executable 114cc31d3d8e2210
f5cc172e9e3397a9
137c929a
b2f576f2e1b3c84f
818c893234f6b48e
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.00.0222 1.00.0222 Internal Submission 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 Security Global Alliance Executable 1a2f2ea5077b0882
475a14db135100fc
6784ce70
689dfe102e29a35c
101c5dcbd6e7006c
No 8, 0, 0,
1001
8, 0, 0,
1001
Japan
3 IT-Service Christian Hau (www.a-bit-more.de) Executable acbbcc43ae58370b
cd32d9bd8333fe0f
ead8279f
c87920607989b0b5
29a96d17af0f9a56
No 2011.9.9.0 2011.9.9.0 United States
4 NOVAC Executable d73a6b5287f59b70
3e1c68c86f7e1c96
104aa17e
e7dbb8fe52169779
45d56e9af66be7b2
No S500A3B
V2.6
S500A3B
V2.6
United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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