How to Remove “ccimscn.exe”

What is ccimscn.exe?

ccimscn.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Symantec Instant Message Scanner. It belongs to Client ang Host Security Platform, developed by Symantec Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as ccimscn.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove ccimscn.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 November 2008 at 3:15 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable e01bc04d8a8c6afc
5910dceec4663e65
b5cb08f1
e6f0509dc5afeac8
5894588e575f3757
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 103.0.1.26 103.0.1.26 Brazil N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable fc5b8de27a1bfba5
f9566b63f800fdc1
582a2bf4
6b6bdb65acd67f60
3b93404c543255dd
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 104.0.0.60 104.0.0.60 Pakistan N/A
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 106ed5199a704cca
40a2809e572a391c
a40a5eb6
295d2677a828f143
8a33c1c5d8f3e29a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 104.0.1.17 104.0.1.17 Egypt N/A
4 N/A Executable cea6c18f156b0054
d0d809fa6bf7aee2
37f19563
ecbae8e590d15654
e8a091331686acb3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 2:52 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable d6e73205b6a5a09e
bbc66b8866aff9fd
8966b463
9d2dcd193cffbb2e
c042ccb73a2c567f
No 103.0.0.52 103.0.0.52 Cyprus
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 6646d9aa61172ef2
81f0e2243d3bb543
e568251d
6f64806eed771664
d8857b15ec431995
Yes 103.0.1.26 103.0.1.26 United States
3 Symantec Corporation Executable ccf16984cbdcb22e
43f0147381eb2da9
b207001a
d1c6ae7d51e64065
23277e11c058adbc
Yes 103.0.3.8 103.0.3.8 Internal Submission
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 3908c08fe8e1417d
d1a5917afb60893f
7fc39646
93c6221143ee9282
46ecc5a4bf3b443e
No 104.0.5.3 104.0.5.3 Taiwan
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