What is scan32.exe?
Scan32.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if scan32.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Scan32.exe file information
The process known as VirusScan On-Demand Scanner or On-Demand Scanner or 32 Bit Scanner belongs to software McAfee VirusScan Enterprise or McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise or AuditWizard by Network Associates (nai.com) or McAfee (www.mcafee.com) or Layton Technology.
Description: Scan32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file scan32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 9,728 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 151,623 bytes and 5 more variants.
Scan32.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to completely remove McAfee VirusScan Enterprise or McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).
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If scan32.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 111,104 bytes. The program has a visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Scan32.exe is not a Windows system file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as scan32.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the scan32.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.
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