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: 29 January 2016 at 11:41 am
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Digitally
Signed
File
Version
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Version
Submitted
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Malware Behavior
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Unclassified
Malware
No 7.01.0008 7.01.0008 Germany N/A
2 N/A Executable 235e97242b9bfcb3
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09ec75dc
015a334a4a6916b1
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 Microsoft Executable 9afd8655835137e0
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Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
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Unclassified
Malware
No 5.04 5.04 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 July 2012 at 12:36 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Executable fd39b2ce14ed73c9
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c43bfd42
1a49ba15b552e7a8
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Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China
2 LULU Software Executable 09413a46304c0cc6
8bc00db94038efd3
2ee1c427
9dce2781773c90cf
62a2a3265bfad874
Yes 10.0.28.37
690
10.0.28.37
690
United States
3 Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider Executable 9a825f80caf5f6cb
466b9e2fbb58a994
e95e7dad
fb8d8fdd5bfce29a
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No 5.00.2195.
1620
5.00.2195.
1620
United States
4 Microsoft Executable fd39b2ce14ed73c9
d830658bf1895f8b
c43bfd42
1a49ba15b552e7a8
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