What is ScanToPC.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 ScanToPC.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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ScanToPC.exe file information

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

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

Description: ScanToPC.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ScanToPC.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 866,304 bytes or 861,696 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. ScanToPC.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Dell network scanner application
Dell 1600n Network Application for scanning files to the PC
  twiz   (further information)
Installed from Xerox workcenter install disk, allows scan to pc aplication.
scantopc MFC application
Scan to PC Desktop Professional ist eine personalisierte Plattform zum Scannen von Dokumenten. Ich habe bei mir den Drucker installiert
  Hans Grass   (further information)
Samsung scanner/printer software
comes with samsung print drivers. comes with drivers in C:\Windows\twain_32\Samsung\CLX6250
Part of Samsung multifunction printers with scanner. C:\WINDOWS\twain_32\Samsung\CLX3170
the application tries to install itself to turn your computer into a server
  flavio veronese  
Software of Samsung Scan SX3000

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ScanToPC.exe: based on 11 votes with 10 user comments. 5 users think ScanToPC.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks ScanToPC.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ScanToPC issues

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