What does the scanmsg.exe file do?
The scanmsg.exe process is also known as Bulettin Application and is a part of Quick Heal AntiVirus. This software is produced by Quick Heal Technologies (P) (www.quickheal.com). An obsolete or defective version of scanmsg.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Bulettin Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Bulettin 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)
- scanmsg.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module scanmsg.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about scanmsg.exe Bulettin Application
scanmsg.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Scanmsg.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 111,992 bytes (50% of all these files), 116,088 bytes or, as the case may be, 111,984 bytes.
This scanmsg.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The scanmsg file is not part of the Windows operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 43% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 scanmsg.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 scanmsg?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Quick Heal AntiVirus
To remove Bulettin Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Quick Heal AntiVirus in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if scanmsg.exe (Bulettin 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 Bulettin Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Bulettin 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 scanmsg.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.
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