What is Scan2Pc.exe?

The genuine Scan2Pc.exe file is a software component of Scan2PC by Q Software.
Scan2PC is a multifunctional printer utility often installed by printer drivers. Scan2Pc.exe runs the Scan2PC application. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Scan2PC lets users access features on connected multifunctional printers such as scanning and photocopying. The program will also notify the user on errors such as paper jams, low ink cartridge levels and help troubleshoot other problems. The program is often installed with printers manufactured by Samsung, Dell, HP, Medion and more. Scan2PC supports the Windows platform. Q Software is a British company that develops and distributes software, particularly, security and compliance solutions for the Windows platform. The company was founded in 1996 and currently serves customers in over 50 countries worldwide with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Q Software is currently headquartered in Surrey, United Kingdom.

Scan2PC stands for Scan2PC Launcher

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 Scan2Pc.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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Scan2Pc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Scan2Pc
Scan2Pc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ScanToPc MFC Application or Scan2PC MFC Application belongs to software Scan2Pc Application or Scan2PC by Dell (

Description: Scan2Pc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Scan2Pc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 503,808 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 1,990,144 bytes and 13 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The Scan2Pc.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Scan2Pc.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Scan2Pc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If Scan2Pc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 253,952 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 258,048 bytes and 7 more variants. There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Scan2Pc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using Scan2Pc.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Scan2PC (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Scan2Pc.exe. Therefore, you should check the Scan2Pc.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

It comes with the Samsung CD for the CLX-3160 all-in-one printer
  Donna Hogan  
It's for Samsungs All-in-one printers
  Erkki Tuomioja  
It comes with the drivers for the Dell 1600n laser printer
It's also for a Medion-Photo-Scanner (MD 85903)
  Bastian S.   (further information)
it cant be cause of the CLX 3160 cause i have the CLX 3175FN but could be part of the scanner for samsung all in one
installed by printer drivers: Samsung SCX-4500 Series
  Jan Karaffa  
that's true, it was installed with all the other Samsung apps from the Samsung CD. No virus.
  Mike N.  
Samsun MFP Printer file
it is samsung program for twain scanning
it showed up after doing an install of a Samsung CLX 3175 laser multifunction
Samsung CD 2160N Multi MFC
It comes with samsung printers
  Paolo Inaudi  
I received Scan2PC along with my Pandigital scanner as a program to use when scanning to the pc instead of to the media card also provided.
  BJ Stark  
I have Samsung SCX-5530 All In One printer and this file Ver. is part of its ScanToPc MFC Application program , size 236 KB
  Emanuel Gertel - Israel  
installed in c:\windows\twain dir. and in Program Files dir. by Samsung SCX5635 all in one
Samsung All in one application for CLX6220. Seems like a Twain Driver. It's harmless if it's in the Samsung folder. Otherwise not too sure
Printor driver.
It definately comes with Samsung SCX-4600 Printer
It was installed with Xerox work centre MFP
  Mohan Paramasivam  
It belongs to Samsung SCX 4623F All In One Printer driver
  Werner H  
Samsung file, not dangerous,no harm,friendly app.
  uyalbert   (further information)
It comes with MEDIAN(?) photo scanner
It's in the .../twain/Samsung subfolder, looks like it's needed for scanning.from their multi-function printer. If you don't use the scanning function, you don't need it IMO.
  Wolf K.  
Nothing I have never used it. forgot where it came from until I read a post. It came with my Pandigital scanner.
Part of printer drive for Samsung CLX-3185FW all in 1 printer
Came with Medion MD85903 business card scanner
samsung product
Comes with Pandigital screener on SD card

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Scan2Pc.exe: based on 27 votes with 28 user comments. 10 users think Scan2Pc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 11 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks Scan2Pc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 4 users don't grade Scan2Pc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Scan2Pc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Scan2Pc. 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 Scan2Pc.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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