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How to remove the Scanner virus

Most antivirus programs identify Scanner.exe as malware, such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_MALDOC.SM or TROJ_SPNR.04CG11, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.blnn.
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Scanner.exe file information

The process known as ScanSpyware MFC Application or Covering Software or Retina Scanner Module

belongs to software ScanSpyware Application or AV SoftWare or Retina™ Network Security Scanner

by PC Security Center or eEye Digital Security or It Systems.

Description: Scanner.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Scanner.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,273,856 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 102,479 bytes, 1,384,448 bytes or 137,728 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/scanner.exe.html 
The Scanner.exe file is not a Windows system file. Scanner.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You could remove the entire program ScanSpyware or Retina - Network Security using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify Scanner.exe related errors

If Scanner.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 160,256 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows core file. Scanner.exe is able to record inputs.

If Scanner.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 342,016 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The Scanner.exe file is not a Windows system file.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "ScanSpyware v *" definitely not required.

Important: You should check the Scanner.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

network scanner
If infected on a server, it stops all the network services
  Louise White  
i deleted it and after there are 2 of theme in C:\Documents and Settings\Σκρα16\Local Settings\Temp\
It's a service of Logitech's 'SqueezeCenter', used to scan music files on your PC. Sometimes seriously slows the PC, but not dangerous.
  DanielF   (further information)
Removes viruses
  Ken Ezeka  

Summary: Average user rating of Scanner.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments.
2 users think Scanner.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think Scanner.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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