How to Remove “SCANOST.EXE”

What is SCANOST.EXE?

SCANOST.EXE is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corportion. This process is known as Microsoft Outlook 2002 OST Integrity Check and it belongs to Microsoft Outlook. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of SCANOST.EXE to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by SCANOST.EXE?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the SCANOST.EXE file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from SCANOST.EXE malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the SCANOST.EXE malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

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

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Step 4: Restart your PC.

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Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with SCANOST.EXE malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 17 October 2009 at 6:39 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 8b0f9bf0a9ec0157
3a50cc13756e97a7
548df123
bd2cdc920e22f9b5
56f02e62a7af9e29
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes N/A N/A Algeria N/A
2 N/A Executable 517cec866c19ec79
b9958cb7121e5c60
1d340b04
b7df0f8b710602e5
5982b0476d99c168
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A India N/A
3 N/A Executable 10618c120a8d1091
8ba49d9b28449f90
5d4020f7
760b70534e6a18c6
0b14c0fe2edaea20
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes N/A N/A United Arab Emirates N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable e59e81f6ab50dac5
40a2e06481ddf617
43d9167c
1cf2f925f8e3177e
4ff5313599afcea3
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.nw
No 10.0.2625 10.0.2625 31.13.144.43/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 December 2008 at 5:46 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable b822cfec848bfe1e
8bbe6796b299437b
deb4b0cc
f06b250e8d4bcd08
d5c57c704977b965
Yes N/A N/A Ukraine
2 N/A Executable 8be0207bdc8a2063
0851c98e2c9d2e65
139cf1f2
4d70880dababf158
134bfc184eaeaf12
Yes N/A N/A Italy
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable b9471be1c2d9e0e3
9f43354025e7aff9
6348c99a
6b3e08bbe1af3725
d3bc8bdad669a898
Yes 11.0.6565 11.0.6565 United States
4 N/A Executable ac74371de3f39fa6
32d6d65406575dc9
cb0558e5
aa2720c5c201b1ac
34eb04f8a6143f8e
Yes N/A N/A Russian Federation
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