How to Remove “Scan.exe”

What is Scan.exe?

Originally developed by Hewlett-Packard, Scan.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Inventory Scanner and it belongs to Enterprise Discovery. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
Scan.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after Scan.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with Scan.exe malware?

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

  • Scan.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 Scan.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove Scan.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: 31 October 2011 at 6:00 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 QuaLcomm Executable ef053df707115e75
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Unclassified
Malware
No 7.01.0008 7.01.0008 Germany N/A
3 N/A Executable 235e97242b9bfcb3
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Unclassified
Malware
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 October 2011 at 7:08 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 5c6182f41891a55a
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No N/A N/A United States
2 Microsoft Executable a7732d8b343cefdf
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9c5842e80ac8a75b
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Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
3 Connectify Executable ebee3652fce9576b
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Yes 2015.1.0.3
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4 Microsoft Executable fd39b2ce14ed73c9
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Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China
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