How to Remove “clamscan.exe”

What is clamscan.exe?

clamscan.exe is a legitimate file. This process known as ClamWin Antivirus. It belongs to software ClamWin Free Antivirus and was developed by Systweak. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as clamscan.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with clamscan.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the clamscan.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the clamscan.exe  and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program Files files then the system is not affected by clamscan.exe , if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by clamscan.exe  malware.

How to remove clamscan.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing clamscan.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the Internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove clamscan.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 05 April 2016 at 4:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Systweak Executable 580c5465fb0b1795
965917471a142f2c
a8fa7307
302acaf19e6a19dc
15e85c67e04492b5
ApplicUnwnt Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Nicaragua N/A
2 N/A Executable c3f7b656cd4e4bdc
31de44991f4ea32d
dbc725e7
ab0cb3bf411cb73c
ec6b92e411fe826e
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 0, 99, 4,
0
0, 99, 4,
0
Italy N/A
3 N/A Executable 7d4bb4e368ddeeee
dec4da1d7e1154fa
725cb27f
472cc9f6a1dfdd6b
48ea2f2bd6a9967f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 0, 97, 6,
0
0, 97, 6,
0
Egypt N/A
4 Systweak Executable 019bea2c57b3ea29
ce01eb4da13eb774
d831a03a
1bf19f5d8ad11327
dbf5c2a552224892
ApplicUnwnt Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 May 2009 at 10:18 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Cisco Systems, Inc. Executable 1fd1d1bbfeee1ae8
b178dd1f86eab26a
ba924a74
c859bcfe9e0923e5
cbb771d10ec76ffa
No 0.100.1 ClamAV
0.100.1
(0.100.1)
United States
2 N/A Executable 7bdeb3d94f2af67d
f3f2292632c2151c
b85f2fd6
f922ccdb43a90412
45e99ff19151ca54
No N/A N/A United States
3 SourceFire, Inc. Executable b8aeed6e7abb0f14
bf849a2888afa474
700555f1
71d7add378f5188f
1791c14e5adeeb7d
Yes devel-clam
av-0.97-40
8-ge11f7cc
ClamAV
0.98
(devel-cla
mav-0.97-4
08-ge11f7c
c)
Brazil
4 Cisco Systems, Inc. Executable daf3e7f7cf017963
cb885bbbe0006966
c6ed7f71
d1fe7a4b664efd4a
d44650c0caf31905
No 0.100.2 ClamAV
0.100.2
(0.100.2)
United States
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