How to remove the scanner virus

Most antivirus programs identify scanner.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_MALDOC.SM or TROJ_SPNR.04CG11, and Symantec identifies it as Downloader or Trojan.ADH.

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Scanner.exe file information

The process known as Covering Software belongs to software AV SoftWare by It Systems.

Description: Scanner.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The scanner.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 137,728 bytes. 
The scanner.exe file is not a Windows system file. Some people think it is not dangerous. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Scanner.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If scanner.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 342,016 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file.

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Important: You should check the scanner.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

network scanner
If infected on a server, it stops all the network services
  Louise White  
i deleted it and after there are 2 of theme in C:\Documents and Settings\Σκρα16\Local Settings\Temp\
It's a service of Logitech's 'SqueezeCenter', used to scan music files on your PC. Sometimes seriously slows the PC, but not dangerous.
  DanielF   (further information)
Removes viruses
  Ken Ezeka  

Summary: Average user rating of scanner.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think scanner.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think scanner.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving scanner issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active scanner process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the scanner.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

scanner.exe [all]