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: 13 July 2017 at 6:33 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 5499983f349fc2cc
b171e5dbcb65ee7e
6461b41a
040f16bfa409ea9b
bf99aadec92545de
TrojWare.MSI
L.Teper.A
No 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 154.118.80.140/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable faa21dec49922783
76defe4806ff970e
0f945799
5ac13c6647393d07
404397273dc758cf
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 14.0.6015.
1000
14.0.6015.
1000
United States N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable a023a289dcdadcf2
a711e61b00488a26
f2d7525f
57957a97f753ab93
a7463f212f0267d2
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 12.0.6650.
5000
12.0.6650.
5000
Turkey N/A
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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 fa8de7b304c0ca37
c1f7aa161dcadde8
48fb5592
78f47364935139d3
3ddc4dc0084eb667
Yes 11.0.6565 11.0.6565 198.20.167.84/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 63d7720d18baee0d
9bbb613866b63e35
3653b69d
b35c2b0548c3026b
190b895c5cb40046
Yes 11.0.8161 11.0.8161 198.20.167.84/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable fce0b13dc1a9dfed
26fb2f9c4d763f76
83059826
2b0a4cb2126eba77
9614eb1e66d8ea69
No 5.0.1458.4
9
5.0 Taiwan
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 629af3cc4ba3da6c
f23f03a100ecfe4f
c7ed16bb
ec6c856e486bf783
db5ecf3f47ceb2b6
No 4.0 4.0 10.108.51.140/32
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