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Remove System.exe Virus, System.exe Virus Introduction and Latest Removal Instruction

Published on December 27, 2013

How to Differentiate

It should come to your knowledge that system.exe is one of Windows components. Yet more system.exe issues are coming forward since virus, especially elusive Trojan, manage to generate running progress with the same name so as to confuse the computer for the evasion from being detected. Considering the same name system.exe regular process and system.exe vicious progress share, VilmaTech Research Lab offers the most workable way to make differentiation between them by simply accessing Task manager. Navigate to Process tab to find items named system.exe with more than zero CPU usage. If any, you are affected by system.exe virus and possibly hidden Trojan that hasn’t been yet detected.

When getting down to removing system.exe virus, extra prudence is recommended to be applied since any mistake in removing system.exe would result in a dead computer that simply cannot boot up. Should there be any problem in differentiate system.exe regular process and system.exe vicious process, it is advisable to resort VilmaTech online experts.

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System.exe Virus Details

  • Process file: system.exe
  • Program name: Backdoor.bifrose
  • System progress: No
  • Background progress: Yes
  • Internet connectivity: Yes
  • Hardware associative: No
  • Function: contribute to remote control and espionage in favor of backdoor Trojan.

System.exe is a confusing running process generated by virus, especially Trojan, to paralyze build-in secure defense. As soon as system.exe vicious running process is successfully generated, HBQQSG.dll (a dynamic library source file) is established to install a hook procedure that monitors keystroke messages and send collected information to designated web site thereafter.

System.exe can be considered to be the source of evil conducts since it loads all malicious codes from source infection. To guarantee a continuous information theft, system.exe would generate virulent files and put them into Database in an attempt to disable build-in anti-virus program(s) to the point where it(they) cannot provide efficient virus detection as well as deletion. What’s more, system.exe inserts its auto-startup file into corresponding place in the target machine so as to make Windows start its initiator and collect valuable information without victims’ awareness.

Generally speaking, System.exe is not among vicious items picked up by security utilities. Similar name is one of the reasons for that, the other should attribute to the fact that system.exe virus manages to run batch processing which mainly deals with removal of self-generated files including

%SystemRoot%system32\HBQQSG.dll
%SystemRoot%system32\System.exe
%Temp%\f.tmp.bat
%Temp%SelfDel.bat

(where %Temp% refers to the Windows Temp folder; %SystemRoot%s refers to Root folder under C:\Windows where all system files are stored at.)
 

Problems Caused by System.exe

  • Installed anti-virus program(s) is(are) turned off automatically.
  • Multiple system.exe processes are running in Task Manager to considerably consume CPU up to 80%.
  • The error message telling “C\windows\system32\system.exe cannot be found. Please confirm its validity or re-search it.” always pops up at each Windows starts.
  • Search redirect issues happen from time to time.
  • Computer keeps performing sluggishly even after optimization and full scan without detection any vicious items.

Due to the work of cleansing log and files as well as modifying Registry Editor to its satisfaction after it affects system process and drivers, system.exe is capable of corrupting files to trigger error issues. Immediate removal of system.exe is in desperate need to regain a completely healthy computer from the edge of corruption. Given the fact that system.exe is not picked up anti-virus programs and it interplays with HbServices.exe to host the assembly to generate partially deleted vicious items by victims, manual method with a certain level of computer skill is the top option to remove system.exe virus. Hereinafter is the latest removal instruction. Any Shortage of required computer knowledge is recommended to use professional assistance offered by VilmaTech Online Support that deals with computer issues globally.

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Steps to Remove System.exe Virus

Step one

Termination of system.exe in Task Manager should be implemented in the first place for a smooth removal of system.exe file contained in system32 file. However, direct termination of system.exe would definitely arouse error message telling “Multimedia failure” or “seriously damaged resources”. Follow the step to make some modifications that lead to a smooth termination.

Windows 8

  • Hover mouse over borders to any direction to enable Search Charm bar.
  • Type ‘Task’ on the Charms bar and hit Enter key to proceed.
  • When Task Manager comes up, hit View tab to select ‘Show Kernel Times’/ ‘Select Process Page Columns’.
  • Tick PID (Process Identifier) thereafter to press “OK” button to proceed.PID
  • Find ‘LSASS.exe’ for its image of the User Account which does not belong to the system.
  • Back to the Start Screen to press Win key+R key at once to bring up a text box.
  • Put in ‘CMD’ and hit Enter key to bring up command line.
  • Type ‘ntsd –c q -p (PID, the number you saw on Task Manager)’ and press Enter key and confirm the change.
  • Bring up Task Manager again and navigate to Process tab.
  • Select and check the box next to system.exe running process.
  • Click on ‘End task’ to finish.

 
Windows 7/XP/Vista

  • Hold Ctrl+Alt+Del key combination to initiate Task Manager.
  • Hit View tab to select ‘Show Kernel Times’/ ‘Select Process Page Columns’.
  • Tick PID (Process Identifier) thereafter and press “OK” button to proceed.
  • Find ‘LSASS.exe’ for its image of the User Account which does not belong to the system.
  • Back to the desktop to press Win key+R key at once and put in ‘CMD’ followed by Enter key.win+r
  • Type ‘ntsd –c q -p (PID, the number you saw on Task Manager)’ and press Enter key and confirm the change.
  • Bring up Task Manager again and navigate to Process tab.
  • Select and check the box next to system.exe running process.
  • Click on ‘End task’ to finish.

 

Step Two

Manage start up items to speed up starting up and disable system.exe startup item by using in-built utility.

Windows 7/XP/Vista

  • Hold Win key and R key together to bring up text box.
  • Type ‘MSCONFIG’ to enable System Configuration window.startup-programs
  • Navigate to Startup tab to check the box next to system.exe and press ‘Disable all’ to finish.

 
Windows 8

  • Hold Win key and R key together to bring up text box.
  • Type ‘Task’ or ‘Task Manager’ to bring up a list of options and select Task Manager.
  • Navigate to Startup tab to check the box next to system.exe and press ‘Disable’ to finish.win8 startup

 

Step Three

Access Registry Editor to remove the generated keys by system.exe virus.

Windows 8

  • Hover mouse over any border to any directions to enable charms bar.
  • Type ‘regedit’/‘regedit.exe’ and hit Enter key to bring up Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to the following registries and remove keys generated by system.exe virus:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ HBService32
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\System
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows

 
Windows 7/XP/Vista

  • Press Win key and R key at once to bring up a text box to type ‘regedit’ (without quotation)
  • Hit Enter key to access Database.registry enditor2
  • Navigate to the following registries and remove keys generated by system.exe virus:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ HBService32
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\System
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows

 

Step Four

Show hidden files and folders to remove all autorun.inf and system.exe by right clicking on them to select Open instead of double clicking to open those files.

Windows 8

  • Open Windows Explorer on the Start Screen.
  • Select View tab on Windows Explorer window.
  • Tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options.win8 hidden file
  • Press “OK” button to confirm the change.
  • Browse to C:\Windows and Recycler bin to remove all autorun.inf and system.exe files.

 
Windows 7/XP/Vista

  • Open ‘Control Panel’ from Start menu and search for ‘Folder Options’.folder options1
  • Under View tab to tick ‘Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ and then press “OK” button to confirm the change.
  • Browse to C:\Windows and Recycler bin to remove all autorun.inf and system.exe files.

 

Attention:

Any incomplete removal of system.exe virus will certainly lead to re-emergence of the virus after each reboot. Victims should realize the fact that system.exe virus is usually generated and taken advantage of by Trojan, the type of infection specializes in opening backdoor which is the major item infections would like to used in spreading vicious codes. Besides, a file in C:\Windows\system32\system.exe has been found to log on to Internet and cause search redirect problems, which can easily lead to browser malware infiltration. Additional infections are able to play a part in consolidating the establishment of system.exe virus. When removing system.exe virus, victims should pay attention to any potentially vicious file that is “non-Microsoft” .exe located in C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder and remove them as there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Still have difficulties in identifying system.exe virus, exterminating system.exe vicious running processes and removing system.exe virus? Consult professionals with rich virus removing experience working in VilmaTech Online Support and your problem will be solved in a fast and efficient way.

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