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What is clamscan.exe?

Clamscan.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if clamscan.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Clamscan.exe file information

The process known as ClamWin Antivirus or ClamScanUnpacker belongs to software ClamWin Free Antivirus or ClamWin Antivirus or Advanced System Protector by Systweak (www.systweak.com).

Description: Clamscan.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file clamscan.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 126,976 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 86,016 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/clamscan.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Clamscan.exe is not a Windows system file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Clamscan.exe is able to manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If problems with clamscan.exe occur, you can also do the following:

  • ask for help from Support
  • remove the entire program Advanced System Protector or ClamWin Free Antivirus using Windows Control Panel

Recommended: Identify clamscan.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as clamscan.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the clamscan.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

The actual process that does the anti-virus scanning
Antivirus scanner
  GAVIAO999   (further information)
Part of the Clam Sentinel for ClamWin. It's the part that scans file changes to the computer. Isn't dangerous. Just a bit processor intensive.
  Anonymous   (further information)
unverschämter Spion

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of clamscan.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments.
3 users think clamscan.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks clamscan.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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