Easy Scan (EasyScan) Virus Removal Guide

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10

Easy Scan (EasyScan) is a fake optimization program which was recently released on the web. Easy Scan is generally installed without user permission through the use of a trojan horse, which is generally downloaded without user permission while surfing the internet. The program itself is essentially a virus and is classified as a rogue security application. The program attempts to mimic other real optimization programs (the program is suppose to help defragment a hard drive); however, it is fake optimization program. The program also attempts to scare the user with alerts such as “hard drive not found.”

Below is our recommended removal tool for Easy Scan. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.

If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Easy Scan with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Easy Scan, try using Process Explorer.

When attepting to open a program, Easy Scan will generally display “a hard drive error occurred while starting the application” and block the application from starting. Generally, if you repetitively attempt to open the program, Easy Scan will be unable to block the program and it will eventually open.

Easy Scan is part of a line of fake defragmenter programs which look identical except for the name; other fake defragmenter programs include Quick Defrag and Smart HDD. Easy Scan will display many alerts to scare the user into purchasing Easy Scan, which include:

Hard drive doesn’t respond to system commands – Critical Error
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table – Critical Error
37% of HDD space is unreadable – Critical Error
Boot sector of the hard drive disk is damaged – Critical Error
Files placement on hard drive is not optimized. Defragmentation is required – Performance Issue
Critical Error – Hard drive not found. Missing hard drive.

It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because Easy Scan will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.

Boot Menu

The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. Easy Scan can be removed by using the

or by manually removing the virus. Click here to learn more about safe mode.

View Easy Scan Files
View Easy Scan Keys

Manual Easy Scan Removal – In order to manually remove Easy Scan, the processes associated with Easy Scan must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Easy Scan entered the computer.

Important: Before attempting to manually remove Easy Scan, we recommend that the user read through comments posted by other users on how they removed specific fake antivirus programs since many fake antivirus programs are similar. These comments can be found by clicking here. These comments may provide additional information which may be useful in removing Easy Scan. However, please use discretion since these specific comments pertain to other fake antivirus programs.

Stop Easy Scan Processes (Learn How To Do This)
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Remove Easy Scan Files (Learn How To Do This)
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Remove Easy Scan Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips.

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