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What is ScannerFinder.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 ScannerFinder.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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ScannerFinder.exe file information

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

The process known as SDII MFC Application belongs to software SDII Application by unknown.

Description: ScannerFinder.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ScannerFinder.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\Microtek\ScanWizard 5\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 315,392 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 356,352 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/scannerfinder.exe.html 
The application has no file description. It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). ScannerFinder.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If ScannerFinder.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 339,968 bytes. The software has no file description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file. ScannerFinder.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ScannerFinder.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ScannerFinder.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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User Comments

microtek scan button program
  Joe B.  
This file is part and installed with Some Microtek Flatbed Scanners. I use the Microtek scanner and it runs and is part of its process for detecting and telling the application that the scanner has been located and is ready for use.
  William Sheets  

Summary: Average user rating of ScannerFinder.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think ScannerFinder.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.


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Best practices for resolving ScannerFinder issues

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