How to Remove “scanpst.exe”

What is scanpst.exe?


scanpst.exe is a legitimate file component and acts like a repair tool built in Microsoft Outlook. It is a product of Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12\scanpst.exe by default. Malware programmers create files with malicious codes and name them after scanpst.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with scanpst.exe malware:
  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • scanpst.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly
If your PC is infected with scanpst.exe malware, it will invite other malwares to cause more damage to your computer. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible scanpst.exe malware attack:
 
Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
 
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 12\scanpst.exe, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove the scanpst.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.

Step 2: Check on the “Do not detect new networks again” option when Comodo Internet Security internal firewall activates the network detection process.

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

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 the scanpst.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 September 2011 at 1:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 098b4d43dc1d739f
04c83aa0487d7d1d
16c2a8b4
7dba38d9dfed9271
ead331d541aeded4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.0.6507.
5000
12.0.6507.
5000
Panama N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f3d11133a90fb861
fabcd39d3d74c838
7bae370f
6c13fd8fbc005f98
3ee6784952b49b7d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
Philippines N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f2115d747b56aba1
bf36dfc25b1ffc5e
b054c92b
a9ed8b5d27cb5ea3
85e280797f1c1725
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
India N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6d5efa9de15a26f1
155772c15fb6761a
141146ff
a0524113197fc445
fdf008fa8c0f2e05
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.0.6507.
5000
12.0.6507.
5000
Philippines N/A
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39

Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 1:31 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable fa8de7b304c0ca37
c1f7aa161dcadde8
48fb5592
78f47364935139d3
3ddc4dc0084eb667
Yes 11.0.6565 11.0.6565 198.20.167.84/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5cc83dd3e9158a97
4ebc882ad753ba85
dcd8458a
2f90d9d69b16bb7c
2158a3beab23e33b
No 4.0 4.0 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5634a4f60f2efaa9
16844052e89fe217
34f23bcb
eed80302edff798d
3d3b88c0456863a2
No 4.0 4.0 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6ec4495e69273a14
ab7189c068c3c1aa
8df8ec70
2ae56480bb228f3a
9b6e2bc16280602d
No 4.00.994.6
3
4.0 Internal Submission
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