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?

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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: 08 November 2011 at 2:46 am
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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1285a6fc01b82e81
e9fdd1bf874f9e4e
38c24ec7
3eeb10aad50b7670
ab31fca753ca601b
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.nw
No 11.0.6254 11.0.6254 37.204.139.89/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 517cec866c19ec79
b9958cb7121e5c60
1d340b04
b7df0f8b710602e5
5982b0476d99c168
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A India N/A
4 N/A Executable 10618c120a8d1091
8ba49d9b28449f90
5d4020f7
760b70534e6a18c6
0b14c0fe2edaea20
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes N/A N/A United Arab Emirates N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 8:09 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0909d39fc33dce0e
bda1ca94bfa2f773
88e3fc3f
N/A No 11.0.6357 11.0.6357 United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 64aa6bf4d0ca2aec
13e44a4daebd9fc8
9c4566ad
N/A No 11.0.5510 11.0.5510 Hungary
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a622d7709c19d743
40f75a10513ca73f
c3ca28db
30b1e901a8463f08
a32f7070bed21e9b
Yes 11.0.8161 11.0.8161 Hungary
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 81a488d2262acda8
bbf653c774967ccd
cab08703
8021d6b559cee192
6f3763cee388c086
Yes 11.0.8161 11.0.8161 United States
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