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: 08 June 2018 at 2:36 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9a01f2e2f7937708
0b71a05660424a8f
db568944
0794df150b4516ff
77e81d5297a8f467
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 14.0.4760.
1000
14.0.4760.
1000
United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 2b7b005fc83adb2e
29137365870bb53a
36aba4ba
db89563ca53088af
9f51d6354faef9a8
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
3 N/A Executable e83723db05560285
0b7c2e671d5f917c
c62710d1
1b9894eda9248d5c
6fc3562748f9d135
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Mexico N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6518f7acca12eb9e
0990216c8449038e
4bfaacd1
67b9fd033fc07cd8
a6ec07bf26713e34
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.5.2174.0 5.5 United States N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
1

Safe Entries

First Seen: 22 April 2009 at 8:53 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 629af3cc4ba3da6c
f23f03a100ecfe4f
c7ed16bb
ec6c856e486bf783
db5ecf3f47ceb2b6
No 4.0 4.0 United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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