How to remove the SCARD virus

Most antivirus programs identify SCARD.exe as malware.

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SCARD.exe file information

The process contains no information about its author.

Description: SCARD.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SCARD.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 4,608 bytes. 
SCARD.exe is a file with no information about its developer. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. SCARD.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 81% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify SCARD.exe related errors

Important: You should check the SCARD.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

AhnLab-V3 2007.7.11.1 20070711 Win-Trojan/Preload123.4608 AntiVir 20070711 TR/PreLoad123.A Authentium 4.93.8 20070712 no virus found Avast 4.7.997.0 20070712 no virus found AVG 20070712 no virus found BitDefender 7.2 20070712 Application.Srvany.AD CAT-QuickHeal 9.00 20070711 Trojan.PreLoad123 ClamAV devel-20070416 20070712 no virus found DrWeb 4.33 20070712 no virus found eSafe 20070710 suspicious Trojan/Worm eTrust-Vet 30.8.3780 20070711 no virus found Ewido 4.0 20070711 Trojan.PreLoad123.a FileAdvisor 1 20070712 no virus found Fortinet 200707

Summary: Average user rating of SCARD.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks SCARD.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SCARD issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active SCARD process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the SCARD.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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