How to Remove “scanner_install.exe”

What is scanner_install.exe?

scanner_install.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as StopSign Installer. It belongs to StopSign Installer and was developed by eAcceleration Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as scanner_install.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with scanner_install.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • scanner_install.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the scanner_install.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with scanner_install.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing scanner_install.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 Comodo Free Antivirus.

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

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, 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 scanner_install.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 08 June 2009 at 5:02 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 eAcceleration Corp Executable 4db96d0cc6f3671e
f579d0f92e6e28a8
a6625c01
c3401f91e958aeb6
dffc506675b70151
Heur.Suspici
ous
Yes 1, 0, 0,
252
1, 0, 0,
252
Puerto Rico N/A
2 eAcceleration Corp Executable b24ddb616429b44e
a2fe8c35b02dc517
cac229e8
ab84ebc45d5f9b8c
1efa2dcae347f061
Heur.Suspici
ous
Yes 1, 0, 0,
46
1, 0, 0,
46
Internal Submission N/A
3 eAcceleration Corp Executable 9d5d5bbe317ff30f
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c77bd725
d882438f2c2b7ca9
f885c834805a9ec7
Heur.Suspici
ous
Yes 1, 0, 0,
255
1, 0, 0,
255
Turkey N/A
4 eAcceleration Corp Executable b24ddb616429b44e
a2fe8c35b02dc517
cac229e8
ab84ebc45d5f9b8c
1efa2dcae347f061
Heur.Suspici
ous
Yes 1, 0, 0,
46
1, 0, 0,
46
United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 5:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 eAcceleration Corp Executable 24737378bbc9d6f2
81b045635a296eb4
e8066630
64f1d94e4e87c5bd
f8b4183c53346325
Yes 1, 0, 0,
254
1, 0, 0,
254
Anonymous Proxy
2 N/A Executable 24a5e324941b586a
c2e2799b7c9175da
74404625
0cfceb8fa6a634c4
07c88bff5e1ee993
No N/A N/A United States
3 eAcceleration Corp Executable 92fe5d5879697625
f9db0b7a86fe2c74
fa23e174
9009f53951ec2d75
5d630d13321a3f1e
No 1, 0, 0,
46
1, 0, 0,
46
United States
4 N/A Executable 24a5e324941b586a
c2e2799b7c9175da
74404625
0cfceb8fa6a634c4
07c88bff5e1ee993
No N/A N/A United States
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