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 ScanningProcess.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.
The process known as Kaspersky AV Scanner or ZoneAlarm Security Suite or ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS or ZoneAlarm Anti-virus
belongs to software ZoneAlarm Security Suite or Kaspersky Lab. kave or ZoneAlarm Anti-virus or ZoneAlarm Extreme Security or ZoneAlarm or Kaspersky Lab. ScanningProcess or ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS or SecurityPlus for MDaemon or Verizon Online Help and Support
by Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) or ParetoLogic (www.paretologic.com).
Description: ScanningProcess.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ScanningProcess.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or in the Windows folder for temporary files or in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 139,264 bytes (65% of all occurrences), 135,168 bytes and 4 more variants.
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. ScanningProcess.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If ScanningProcess.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 35% dangerous. The file size is 139,264 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 143,360 bytes, 135,168 bytes, 94,313 bytes or 61,530 bytes. The program is not visible. ScanningProcess.exe is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. ScanningProcess.exe is able to monitor applications.
If ScanningProcess.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 139,264 bytes. The program is not visible. The ScanningProcess.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. ScanningProcess.exe is not a Windows core file. ScanningProcess.exe is able to monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ScanningProcess.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ScanningProcess.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ScanningProcess. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the ScanningProcess.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.