Rogue file ? SYSsfitb.exe

  _chris_ 17:49 21 Dec 03
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SYSsfitb.exe.....Anyone know what this is ?

Everytime I boot up this is trying to access the internet, Norton firewall classes it as high risk and advises me to block it.

Searching the file, it appears in C:WINDOWS as SYSsfitb form

And in C:WINDOWS/Prefetch as SYSSFITB.EXE-264EAB65.pf.

Is this just some kind of spyware and is it safe to delete it. It would seem running Ad Aware highlights it when run, I quarentine it but it returns next time I boot up.

Any help appreciated

  Jester2K 17:54 21 Dec 03

Ignore the prefetch copy. its just record Winodws makes for optimsing progrma launches.

What spyware does AdAware mark it up as?

Is Adware up to date?

Try Spybot click here

Don't forget to update it.

Do you have up to date Anti virus?

  _chris_ 21:07 21 Dec 03

Thanks for the response Jester...actually all Ad Aware does is recognise it as a running process thus:

[syssfitb.exe]
FilePath : C:\WINDOWS ThreadCreationTime : 21-12-2003 13:09:29
BasePriority : Normal
FileSize : 112 KB
Created on : 17/11/2003 16:49:20
Last accessed : 21/12/2003 20:49:01
Last modified : 17/11/2003 16:49:20

Yes Norton is up to date, It auto updates. AdAware I'm not sure about, it's just the basic freeware version.

I guess I could just tell Norton to 'always block' that SYSsfitb.exe request?

  Jester2K 21:14 21 Dec 03

AdAware Freeware version is just fine. Try SpyBot anyway.

Have a look at your startup options too.

Start Menu, Run.., type MSCONFIG and hit ENTER.

StartUp tab.

Somewhere it'll mention the syssfitb.exe and have a name to the left. Whats that name?

  _chris_ 21:39 28 Dec 03

MSCONFIG......

In the start up tab I can see syssfitb.exe listed as a start up item with its check box checked.

The command line to the right is C:\WINDOWS\syssfitb.exe

the location furthest right is given as
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  VoG II 21:49 28 Dec 03

click here

Untick the box.

Also, Start, Run and type in regedit

and click OK.

File/Exp[ort to save a backup of the registry to your desktop - double clicking this backup will restore the registry in the unlikely event that things go wrong.

In the left hand pane navigate to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

then highlight syssfitb.exe in the right hand pane and press the Delete key.

Exit the registry editor and reboot.

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