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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Windows Process Information: scanregw.exe

Process name: Microsoft's Registry Checker.

scanregw.exe is a process belonging to Microsoft Windows Operating System. This process checks the Windows registry every time the computer is turned on. If any major errors are found, the user is informed to load windows under the last known good configuration. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

Other instances of SCANREGW.EXE:
  • scanregw.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.
Warning: Multiple instances of SCANREGW may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.

Recommendation
scanregw.exe should not be disabled as it is required for essential applications to function properly.

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