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What is usbscan?

Usbscan.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the OS, hardware etc.
The free file information forum can help you determine if usbscan.sys belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Usbscan.sys file information

The process known as USB Scanner Driver belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original usbscan.sys is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. usbscan.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 15,104 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 35,840 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/usbscan.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. Usbscan.sys is a Microsoft signed file. usbscan.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 3% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as usbscan.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the usbscan.sys 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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Summary: Average user rating of usbscan.sys: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
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