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.

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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 N/A Executable 28734b9a6291ece7
8bfd22cc08bd8c42
c4cc0800
4f32ef9d6b80fcd0
dcc51331d5e7888e
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No N/A N/A 37.144.83.175/32 N/A
2 Faleddo Executable 114cc31d3d8e2210
f5cc172e9e3397a9
137c929a
b2f576f2e1b3c84f
818c893234f6b48e
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.00.0222 1.00.0222 Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 6a4bbbe057dd6769
ee45e918f2f02656
149f9bd2
98fd2854486c4232
d52e3720e2971709
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd. Executable b5694ca8042ec6ed
e951f1450dcca8a0
d12a2b08
cbe1c3511d54d9bc
2db58b0f5d280861
Unclassified
Malware
No 5.0.0.1 5.0.0.1 10.224.1.22/32 N/A
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27

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 Sujin.com.np Executable d48105090ea0eecf
1979bcb4ba6b85f9
3c7635db
3ec79b63247bce5b
81feaddfdece39c5
No 2.00 2.00 Internal Submission
2 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
3 N/A Executable e0f07da16b62b617
0e6fbc062e3e638e
f1a557d8
03ec8b84e86afe13
004271bed12253bf
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 Logitech Inc. Executable 4dd3cee6c21b9d7a
0ea367ccb694ebf1
b6cee662
7b4839f639591041
24fbdab3aef71e13
No 33893.0.0.
0
7.7.2.0 Netherlands
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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