What does the Scan2Pc.exe file do?
The Scan2Pc.exe process is also known as ScanToPc MFC Application and is a part of Scan2Pc Application. This software is produced by Dell (www.dell.com). An obsolete or defective version of Scan2Pc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ScanToPc MFC Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ScanToPc MFC Application has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Scan2Pc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Scan2Pc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Scan2Pc.exe ScanToPc MFC Application
Scan2Pc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Scan2Pc.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 503,808 bytes (26% of all these files), 1,990,144 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. This Scan2Pc.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Scan2Pc.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 69% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Scan2Pc.exe file has a 52% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 253,952 bytes (66% of all these files), 258,952 bytes, 258,048 bytes or, as the case may be, 274,432 bytes. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Scan2Pc.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Scan2Pc.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about Scan2Pc?
|It comes with the Samsung CD for the CLX-3160 all-in-one printer |
|It's for Samsungs All-in-one printers |
|It comes with the drivers for the Dell 1600n laser printer |
|It's also for a Medion-Photo-Scanner (MD 85903) (further information...) |
|it cant be cause of the CLX 3160 cause i have the CLX 3175FN but could be part of the scanner for samsung all in one |
Summary: 10 users judge Scan2Pc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 9 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted Scan2Pc.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Scan2Pc Application
To remove ScanToPc MFC Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Scan2Pc Application in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Scan2Pc.exe (ScanToPc MFC Application) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ScanToPc MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ScanToPc MFC Application or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Scan2Pc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.