How to Remove “SCANWSCS.EXE”

What is SCANWSCS.EXE?

Originally developed by Quick Heal Technologies, SCANWSCS.EXE is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Helper Service and it belongs to Quick Heal Antivirus Plus. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
SCANWSCS.EXE virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SCANWSCS.EXE with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with SCANWSCS.EXE malware?

If your system is affected by SCANWSCS.EXE malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • SCANWSCS.EXE occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

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

How to remove SCANWSCS.EXE malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SCANWSCS.EXE and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 08 October 2010 at 7:45 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd. Executable 4189686e60e76f46
a9c8a16648edcf90
9ee5b3dd
6d25fe68724cac3f
a700307d45f69c64
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.0.0.1 11.00 Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
2 Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd. Executable e6ea502c1a3d0f18
55693f8d93223a57
1d538160
dbb6df9b1aa32f25
3582895feec73b7e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.0.0.1 10.00 India N/A
3 Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd. Executable 1947e5ebbf043087
9c64fb2dfc5a2781
72995ffc
637d9f3faa6ac88a
9c87f5f4500b1b37
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.0.1 9.50 India N/A
4 Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd. Executable 043d456063ca76fd
2acf5113abe01c43
f0ceb874
92511111b644823b
222274dff7cb9de6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.0.0.1 11.00 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 June 2008 at 10:27 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd. Executable 2f7ce13ad2223335
3a1af6d01075069b
be65f712
bc79f8160360ac2b
47474781a1692fa4
Yes 3.0.0.1 10.00 10.100.130.247/32
2 N/A Executable ab2d10bdb008f10b
b6149ecc3bfe3e15
9bc1764d
9d03b7c0ddcaeeba
1e967ee50f6dd4df
No N/A N/A India
3 Quick Heal Technologies (P) Ltd. Executable 8b90422eb3c1c679
e0b83067b03b99a3
dd162749
23218575757f1d37
371d5949c879d904
Yes 4.0.0.1 11.00 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable ab2d10bdb008f10b
b6149ecc3bfe3e15
9bc1764d
9d03b7c0ddcaeeba
1e967ee50f6dd4df
No N/A N/A 10.224.5.32/32
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