What is Scan.exe?

The genuine Scan.exe file is a software component of Total Secure.
Total Secure is a rogue anti-virus program that may infect the target computer with malware and adware from affiliated partners. Scan.exe runs a bogus scanner that may display false flags in order to trick the user into purchasing a product upgrade in order to remove the infections. Removal of this program recommended. This program may be able to download and remotely execute third-party applications and programs, and run commands, use a keylogger to track keyboard entries, send data across networks and spread copies of itself. It may also damage personal data by renaming, editing, or corrupting user files. It is highly recommended to use a genuine and dedicated anti-virus or anti-malware software to scan and clean the infected computer.

Scan stands for Total Secure Scanner - Rogue Anti-virus application

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 Scan.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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Scan.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Scan
Scan.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Inventory Scanner or AuditPro vizsgálat or AuditPro Client

belongs to software Scan Module or HP Enterprise Discovery Agent or Enterprise Discovery or AuditPro Scan

by Hewlett-Packard ( or truconneXion, a. s ( or truconneXion (

Description: Scan.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Scan.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,381,152 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 1,439,008 bytes, 493,370 bytes, 1,357,088 bytes or 516,269 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The Scan.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Scan.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall AuditPro Scan or HP Enterprise Discovery Agent software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify Scan.exe related errors

If Scan.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 195,584 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The Scan.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Scan.exe, for example Mal_FakeAV-2 (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan.Blusod (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Scan.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

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Added by the Total Secure 2009 rogue anti-spyware program.
Rogue antispyware.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Scan.exe: based on 9 votes with 4 user comments. 5 users think Scan.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think Scan.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Scan issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Scan. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Scan.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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