How to Remove “scm.exe”

What is scm.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, scm.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as SQL Setup SCM and it belongs to Microsoft SQL Server. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
scm.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after scm.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by scm.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • scm.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove scm.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove scm.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 10 February 2011 at 3:43 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7a80d6146c6b1d02
f20bffbb4809f493
88e61cee
db72262b9572a96f
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2000.080.0
194.00
8.00.194 Brazil N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2d0e77f9581de4e2
35a88cc3c2439060
419eda50
39aace3582869619
66b5cbdcbaa0bd19
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2000.080.0
194.00
8.00.194 Brazil N/A
3 N/A Executable 4a8f362bc8331c35
ba92e72008fdad29
d09b8a56
ffaba0cf5e734826
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable fffd4890cdb6110f
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5b5be01c
b031888e7d11f1c8
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Japan N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 October 2009 at 11:15 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable d3597cbab7574569
96c230a7503450fc
0304f70c
520a3526dea8fb3f
a5026b6de5f3a8a0
No 1998.09.27 7.00.584 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 8595909ce372efb5
abd497b16545b9ab
70f26581
57413a527d536590
afc9bcf63b298948
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable b66e85ef7e11c7cc
b632d810e8021510
110a9e0c
2c682d3fe839ec3f
73a468a14c3db7f7
No 8.0.0.89 4.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 4fef4fc9a0dc3a73
16de8894da76976a
1553a46b
2365932821632981
e69901119778964d
No 1.2 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
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