What is scanregw.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 scanregw.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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Scanregw.exe file information

The process belongs to software Outerinfo by unknown.

Description: Scanregw.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Scanregw.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 215,552 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program is not visible. Scanregw.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Scanregw.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 99% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If scanregw.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 72,704 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run). Scanregw.exe is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Scanregw.exe is able to monitor applications.

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

Windows Registry Checker tool
it appears PestPatrol identifies this file as unknown dialer
variant of stator worm
It is the MS registry checker that runs during boot up. It checks the registry at start up to detect and repair any minor problems in the registry. If there are major problems it will restore the registry with the last known good registry from the backup files it creates.
Standard Microsoft DOS 8.3 name. IE 8 character filename with 3 character extention.
Attempts to run when adding a print server. Why I don't know, but after Intuit's little bomb, I am not letting any thing I don't know about leave my computer!
  Wilson E. Stevens  
scanregw.exe Erstellt backups für scanreg.exe die man mit scanreg /restore wiederherstellen kann.
  Sascha Ortmann  
it seems to be good. but i could not get a a license key number.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of scanregw.exe: based on 8 votes with 8 user comments. 3 users think scanregw.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think scanregw.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade scanregw.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving scanregw issues

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

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