What is USBScan.exe?

The genuine USBScan.exe file is a software component of USB Virus Scan by USB Security.
USBScan.exe is the main executable for the USB Virus Scan program. The USB Virus Scan software keeps computers protected from viruses contained in USB drives. Features include the ability to scan individual USB drives, low resource consumption, and prevention of data leakage through USB drives. USB Security, Inc was established in 2003 to develop and distribute security solutions to protect consumers from USB threats.

USBScan stands for USB Virus Scan

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 USBScan.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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USBScan.exe file information

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

The process known as USB Virus Scan (version 2.3) belongs to software USB Virus Scan by USB Virus Scan.

Description: USBScan.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file USBScan.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,261,056 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 488,960 bytes or 1,358,848 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It is not a Windows system file. USBScan.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with USBScan.exe, you may also look for help on the website, update to a possibly corrected version or remove the entire program USB Virus Scan using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify USBScan.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as USBScan.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the USBScan.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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Not much, I have used it to group pictures
  Merle Garrand  

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Best practices for resolving USBScan issues

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