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#1 RGJr

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 05:01 AM

Hello all:

I've seen alot of discussion on other forums about Supervisor.exe, without any clear explaination of what it is. Some say it is one of the 'baddies', get rid of it, others, that it is part of Ant-Trojan Shield (ATS) or PcDoorguard?

I deleted ATS from my system some time ago and have never had PCDoorguard. My WinPatrol software alerts me when it is trying to get entered as a startup entry, listing its 'home' as C:\Windows. It's not there and a complete search of 'My Computer' reveals it to not exist. I have deleted every mention of it from my registry and within a few days it reappears. The fact that it is reporting its existence in my 'Windows' directory makes me suspicious!

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Robert G.

PS. I'm running XP Home, Norton AntiVirus, SpyBot, Ad-Aware, etc. and they don't pick it up at all.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 07:02 AM

Do another search for that file, but this time make sure you have Show Hidden Files checked, so it can show up, if that's what it is.

Other than that, post a HJT log in the HJT forum.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:23 PM

Anytime you come across a suspicious file for which you cannot find any information about, you can submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
Post back with the results of the file analysis.

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 12:43 AM

Thanks for the responses. I have done a full search (hidden, system, etc.) I feel confident that it NOT on either of my hard drives and how it keeps reappearing in my registry is the real mystery.

I'll run HJT and post it if I can find supervisor.exe in there. I'm running and or have, several 'Process' identifiers and control software(s). It is not running anywhere I can identify.

What seems (?) to happen is it gets into my registry as a 'Start-up' entry and then my WinPatrol software catches it trying to get into my start-up files.

Thanks again for the replies. I'll keep at it and post here if I do find out anything of value on this pesky exe file.

Sincerely,

Robert G




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