The Superscan's predecessor was an unnamed program that Jeremie wrote between "X.A.N.A. Awakens" and "Teddygozilla". This version had to be run manually, was a supplement to having Aelita look for Towers, and couldn't get a tower's exact coordinates. This flaw became an issue in "End of Take", when X.A.N.A. created an illusion of a tower.
Second Season Version
The Superscan is a program written by Jeremie sometime between "False Start" and "New Order". It was written so Aelita didn't have to stay on Lyoko all the time and could have some kind of life. Unlike the previous version, this version constantly ran automatically, and would inform Jeremie whenever a tower activated, hence it being called the Superscan. This upgraded version also gave the coordinates of the activated tower in question.
This program was sabotaged a few times. For example, in "Is Anybody Out There?", X.A.N.A. corrupted the program so it couldn't detect towers.
Third Season Version
After X.A.N.A. escaped the Supercomputer in "The Key", Jeremie updated the Superscan again. This modified version was able to detect X.A.N.A.'s approximate activity. At one point, X.A.N.A. was detected somewhere in North America.
In "False Lead", the program was sabotaged for a second time.
It was occasionally shown that the program can detect attacks on the Core of Lyoko.
Fourth Season Version
After the first Replika was discovered in "Maiden Voyage", Jeremie updated the Superscan to look for Replikas as well as active towers. When active towers were found on Replikas, it would report them as standard.
After X.A.N.A. revealed itself in "X.A.N.A. 2.0", Jeremie restarted the superscan. This was what first detected the Cortex. At one point, it was revealed that the code for checking for activated towers and the code for determining tower locations is a different code. In "Chaos at Kadic", the program detected an activated tower without any issues, but wasn't able to determine the location of the tower, until Laura figured out that it was on the Cortex.