What is DoScan.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the DoScan.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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DoScan.exe file information

The process known as Symantec AntiVirus belongs to software Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Client Security by Symantec (

Description: DoScan.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The DoScan.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,816 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 18,672 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 7% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with DoScan.exe, you can also completely remove Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Client Security (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify DoScan.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as DoScan.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the DoScan.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

rmove do scan
is part of Symantecs Antivirus programs - remove only if you do NOT have symantec(norton) progs !!
  IT Guru  
DoScan.exe causes high CPU usage and memory. How to fixe it see link.
  CpuEater   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of DoScan.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks DoScan.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving DoScan issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with DoScan. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the DoScan.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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