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What is filescout.exe?

filescout.exe is usually located in the 'c:\documents and settings\%USERNAME%\application data\file scout\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected filescout.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Product version3,1,0,9
File version3,1,0,9
Special build3,1,0,9

The following is the available information on filescout.exe:

Product version3,1,0,9
File version3,1,0,9
Special build3,1,0,9

Digital signatures [?]

filescout.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

8 of the 46 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the filescout.exe file. That's a 17% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Bkav W32.DropperNeglemirG.Trojan
DrWeb Adware.Downware.984
ESET-NOD32 Win32/FileScout.A
Kingsoft Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes BuyPUP.Optional.FileScout.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall ADW_DOWNWARE
VBA32 Downware.FileScout
8 of the 46 anti-virus programs detected the filescout.exe file.

filescout.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove filescout.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the filescout.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that filescout.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer:
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate filescout.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the filescout.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate filescout.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
    c:\documents and settings\%USERNAME%\application data\file scout\filescout.exe
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the filescout.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If filescout.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If filescout.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If filescout.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that filescout.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Folder name variants

filescout.exe may also be located in other folders than c:\documents and settings\%USERNAME%\application data\file scout\. The most common variants are listed below:

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to filescout.exe:

filescout.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

filescout.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

filescout.exe has stopped working.

End Program - filescout.exe. This program is not responding.

filescout.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

filescout.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with filescout.exe?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with filescout.exe:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with filescout.exe. 71% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 41 users.

User vote results: There were 29 votes to remove and 12 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with filescout.exe.


Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

mike writes

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I got file scout looking on google to find out all these files that microsoft calls unknown, that are in my system. It claimed to be able to tell me what these files were if I downloaded from the the webpage. More scumbag fraud creators!! I no way keep any thing from a deceitful person or persons.

# 16 Nov 2013, 5:02

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