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: 28 October 2008 at 9:47 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable ecff4a2eefb3f67f
8ab4e5315f05985d
aded31d4
f3c57587964abc60
2b82d606bf912c2f
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 GhostsYs.lingd.net Executable 172101ee8bafb677
8a7001ced6acfa25
891de0b6
c7ea389b1277fec3
9cf0dc24a17dc4f3
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.Ag
ent.~GAAC
No 1. 0. 0. 0 1. 0. 0. 0 Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 0e8a8b4c31a714da
2e6d6a89a1e294e3
980f3d39
130437bff207afd5
c5adb8f01a7b7bc2
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable e69d267836da78a5
511f8ea35e2d5315
ec91a16d
b79ff715835e24d5
3b61242efda84c09
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.Ag
ent.~GAAC
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
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34

Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 June 2008 at 6:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable de232a46ecdd210c
066b4af7f97107e2
15ed1476
03cc027d2dd88ac6
b592a233807571c5
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 5c6182f41891a55a
f3c0f497fb8dfbef
b7a02c84
3e53e92571e047fd
e1469b6c7c820be6
No N/A N/A United States
3 Microsoft Executable a7732d8b343cefdf
a700806e925fc8b4
f672123c
9c5842e80ac8a75b
9957f82963b4bd7d
Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 Connectify Executable ebee3652fce9576b
45c8a1accd1e2896
e418d08d
5f280812c9c82255
5d466ce2d32de3ad
Yes 2015.1.0.3
5473
2015.1.0.3
5473
United States
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