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ZVFJOVMA.SYS Unknown system file

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#1 petewills


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 10:14 AM

Has anyone encountered the following:

ZVFJOVMA.SYS system file (3/9/2002)

Sits in root directory - (my OS - WinXP Home SP3)


System file
Unknown application

size 864 bytes

size on disk 4.0 KB (4096 bytes)


Tick in 'hidden' file box (but greyed out)

No results on Google.

Just curious. Thanks.

Edited by battysurreal, 09 October 2009 - 11:20 AM.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 03:07 PM

Its not unusual to receive such an error after using specialized fix tools.

A "Cannot find...", "Could not run...", "Error loading... or "specific module could not be found" message is usually related to malware that was set to run at startup but has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan. However, an associated orphaned registry entry remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. Since the file no longer exists, Windows will display an error message. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads.

To resolve this, download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.

Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if you're not sure how to do this.)
Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.
When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.
Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.
Right-click on the entry and choose delete.
Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.


I would also go to the Am I Infected? forum and scan for a rootkit infection

Edited by garmanma, 09 October 2009 - 03:08 PM.

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#3 petewills

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:21 AM

Many thanks for the advice.

Autoruns didn't show anything, looked all through and also used 'Find'.

No reference in the Registry, either.

Have deleted the file, using the usual right click, delete method,
file in the Bin at the moment.

Shut down and restarted - no problems apparent.

I'll post again if the Rootkit program throws anything up.
otherwise, reply much appreciated.


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