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Sysnotifier.exe Taking Me To An Xp-guard Install Page.


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#1 DorianGrey

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:21 PM

I've searched the internet high and low for solutions to this, but guidelines on how to remove XPGuard itself are the most common. I haven't downloaded the file, and my main problem with with Sysnotifier.exe. It's currently residing in my temporary files, but once deleted, swiftly re-establishes itself.

Sysnotifer.exe attempts to access the internet, and is blocked by my various firewalls. Having denied it access, popups appear reading: Your Computer Might Be At Risk: * Latest software is not installed, * Internal system errors are found etc. Closing this window takes me to www.XP-guard.com and wants me to install XPGuard.exe. This I haven't done.

So can anyone give me advice on how to permanently delete this file? I'm associating this with various other errors that have occurred, eg. cisvc.exe failing (if memory serves), and services.exe being forced to close.

I have already tried a system restore, but it failed several times, and then with virus scans turned off and done in safe mode, it failed, taking all my start-up points before the virus contraction with it. I believe it came in on a codec pack which I should never have downloaded.

Thanks to anyone takes the time to read this!

PS. I'm running Vista.

Edited by DorianGrey, 22 August 2008 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:56 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you may be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. Reagardless if prompted to restart the computer or not, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 09:14 AM

Thank you so much for that:



Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.25
Database version: 1078
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

15:11:24 23/08/2008
mbam-log-08-23-2008 (15-11-24).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 40966
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 31 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\Users\MJ\AppData\Roaming\CyberLink\bvmsi.dll (Rogue.AntiSpywareXPShield) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\cmds (Rogue.AntiSpywareXPShield) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\Users\MJ\AppData\Roaming\CyberLink\bvmsi.dll (Rogue.AntiSpywareXPShield) -> Delete on reboot.




I'm surprised that none of these came up in various other scans, and equally surprised that Sysnotifier isn't in there!

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 01:15 PM

Your MBAM log indicates some files will be deleted on reboot. If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you need to restart the computer so the malware can be fully removed. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware. If you have not rebooted, make sure you do this. When done, rescan again with MBAM and check all items found for removal. Then click the Logs tab and copy/paste the contents of the new report in your next reply. If you did reboot, then rescan again anyway and post a new log.

Are you still getting reports of Sysnotifier.exe?

If so, use MBAM's built-in FileAssassin feature for removing stubborn malware files.
  • Go to the "More Tools" tab and click on the "Run Tool" button
  • Browse to the location of the file(s) to remove using the drop down box next to "Look in:" at the top.
  • When you find the file(s), click "Open".
  • You will be prompted with a message warning: This file will be permanently deleted. Are you sure you want to continue?. Click Yes.
  • If removal did not require a reboot, you will receive a message indicating the file was deleted successfully, however, I recommend you reboot anyway.

Caution: Be careful what you delete. FileAssassin is a powerful program, designed to move highly persistent files. Using it incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system.


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