What is system.vbs?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the system.vbs on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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System.vbs file information

There is relatively little known about this process along the lines of the following technical specificaitons.

Description: System.vbs is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. System.vbs is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 27,917 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 35 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, RunOnce, Run, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). System.vbs is not a Windows core file. system.vbs appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify system.vbs related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as system.vbs, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Adware.VBS.Script (detected by F-Secure), and Adware.VBS.Script.A (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the system.vbs process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If system.vbs has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving system issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with system. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the system.vbs process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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