What the hell is Sysfader.exe ?

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  1. SexIsGood4U

    SexIsGood4U Registered Member

    Apr 8, 2005
    Alright all,

    The last couple of notices are correct in their proceedures in solving the issue. This is just another one if all the others fail.

    sysfader = system fader (me will shorthand it "SF" here)

    SF is fading of widows and icons from your screen. Basically what it is written as.

    If you have the courage to touch your hardware in the PC. What I did was remove the CPU and place it back in. I have been thrashing this PC for the last two days and she is running sweet.

    Only thing is you just have to reconfigure you bios if you have changed any of your bios setting.
  2. SexIsGood4U

    SexIsGood4U Registered Member

    Apr 8, 2005
    Got some even worse news for guys and gals out their with "sysfader".

    I have do everything that has been posted in the site and many more, including the options that I have offered. And the bloody machine still craps itself. The mouse icon seems to be still moving aound the screen but then after 5 minutes, it goes beeeeeeeeeeeeppppppppp........ till I turn the power switch off from the back.
    I have used some of the best software that people have recommended and even paid for the full edition cos some of them are pretty usefull in other areas of business. THIS HAS NOT HELPED.
    I have slowly changed every part of my PC hardware with the exact same model and brand (video card, RAM, CPU, PSU, hard drive). Even wiped the hard drive and re-installed all the programms with another disc. The only one component I have not changed till 48 hours ago was the motherboard (keeping with the same brand and model). YES

    Guys and girls, it has something to do with the motherboard. Don't ask me what, as I'm not here to explain the problem but only to solve it any way I can. I have thrashed my machine for over 48 hours now and not one crash. Not one "sysfader error", whatever the hell that is. (who cares about the issue, just fix the issue)

    Thats all folks
  3. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Looks like you went about it the hard way..that bugger is being cleaned off systems without going through the nightmare you experienced..but glad you put some humour into the postings you are making today. :D

    Last edited: Apr 16, 2005
  4. SexIsGood4U

    SexIsGood4U Registered Member

    Apr 8, 2005
    Hi Primrose,

    Need your assistance. Whats the easiest way to remove this god forsaken virus. (remember, I am no wiz kid) It has popped up in another one of my pc's and starting drive my nuts o_O

    Kindest Regards
  5. JayB4twenty

    JayB4twenty Guest

    Man, this has been driving me nutz for weeks now too....I finally got it by turning off all add ons in IE. I know the problem is supposed to be with explorer.exe but turned off the add-ons did the trick for me. Hopes this helps. IE>tools>manage add ons>turn all the ******* off. I think this problem may be with a new update for JAVA; but I am not certain. Thanks for the help. Oh, by the way I tryed everything else posted on the thread before this worked so I know how it feels. Latz.
  6. Kay P

    Kay P Registered Member

    Apr 10, 2005
    Update to my conversations with Dell re sysfader. (See 2nd to last message on p. 4 of this thread.) Have been away so haven't acted on Dell's advice to wipe my hard drive and install either my OS + SP1 or OS + SP2. Dell now says the solution is ONLY to wipe the hard drive and reinstall the OS + SP1, that the problem is in SP2, not in a conflict between SP1 and SP2 as they previously told me. The Dell tech told me he expects 99 out of 100 computers with SP2 will have sysfader problems!!!!! Down the rabbit hole: Only one teeny mention of sysfader.exe, related to email, on Microsoft's support site, no mentions on Symantec's (thinking most people will first think it's a virus), and NONE on DELL'S support site!!!
  7. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    First do these steps

    Guidelines for Posting in This Forum, READ THIS FIRST PLEASE


    Then post your hijackthis log in a new topic at this fourm

    HELP! Think you are Infected?


    To use that forum you must first register at our Board.
  8. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    I would caution anyone who is getting info from many forums on this Sysfader.exe supposed problem..and then taking action based upon what they have read..rather than having someone help to take a closer look with them..that they might end up doing more harm than good..since not all PC's with a file called Sysfader.exe is exploited and you may end up with more problems.

    see this thread

  9. zoriv

    zoriv Registered Member

    Apr 20, 2005

    AGILITY Guest

    We fixed this problem on XP SP2 by running CWShredder and HijackThis. We had three Shopping Assistants installed that couldn't be deleted, but since running these tools all's been well.
  11. Kir

    Kir Guest

    Hi. I had a problem with SysFader - in my case it was constantly changing my dial-up connection settings to odd numbers. Every time I opened Settings->Internet Connections->Dial-up connection I saw an application SysFader appearing for a second in the Task Manager. I searched through the system, found no files of that name. AVG antivirus, MsAntiSpyware and AdwareSpy found nothing... Finally in MsAntiSpyware events logfile i found that an unknown application "usbn.exe" was allowed to be added to the Windows startup registry - perhaps my child did so while searching the internet. I went to reported adress (c:\windows\system32\usbn.exe) - a file with no icon, couldn't neither open nor delete it... but I dragged it into Notepad and it appeared to be something linked with porn sites... Finally it allowed to rename itself, after rename I could delete it, emptied the recycle bin and bye-bye :) Now have no more problems!
  12. real1adam

    real1adam Guest

    Whenever I open up McAfee SecurityCenter (Shortcut, Link, Actual Program), in my TaskManager I see:

    SysFader.exe for like 2 seconds, and then it disappears.

    SysFader doesn't affect my Internet Explorer nor does it seem to affect my system. Only McAfee SecurityCenter (Virus Scan works like a miracle). Very strange.

    What do I do?
  13. DMF_ex

    DMF_ex Guest

    Let me through a monkey wrench into the works. My biggest problem is the Dial-up dialog constantly popping up (I use cable modem, but keep a idal-up modem as backup). And I see unexplained network activity. I've seen random "can't write to memory location" errors, but those are usually harmless. No crashes. What got me onto SysFader is that it (whatever it is) wouldn't close on reboot. Symantic AV (corporate), AdAware, Spybot, Spyblaster, CWSshredder, couple of others find nothing. No "sysfader.exe" or "usbn.exe" anywhere on the system.

    Here's the thing, though. I have practically none of the supposed "suspect" s/w or h/w. This is Win2K with SP2, Firefox, nothing from nVidia. No Outlook or Express. I *did* install Azureus recently.

    Hope that doesn't confuse things too much.
  14. thiscomputer

    thiscomputer Guest

    Easy fix

    I sent an email to Microsoft's online support service after reading all the posts here caused me to fear the worst. They responded in one day and my sysfader problem was history:

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Online Support Service.

    From your description, I understand that after installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) when opening any files the following error message occurs:

    "SysFader: Explorer.EXE Application Error
    instruction at 0X025b0065 referenced memory at 0X00000000. memory could not be written."
    If there has been any misunderstanding, please let me know.
    I understand the inconvenience that you are experiencing. Please be assured that I will try my best to help you resolve this issue.

    The issue can be caused by incorrect settings of Data Execution Prevention (DEP). I suggest we perform the following steps to work around this problem:

    1. Please click "Start" menu => click "Run" => type "cmd" <without quotation marks> and click "OK".
    2. Type or copy the following commands into the prompt window:
    Note: Please do not press Enter key until you see the (Press Enter Key) prompt.

    Attrib -R -H -S c:\boot.ini (Press Enter Key)
    Notepad C:\Boot.ini (Press Enter Key)

    3. In new pop up window, replace the parameter /NoExecute=xxxxx with /Execute
    4. Save the Boot.ini file
    5. Restart your computer
    Note: Save a copy of your original c:\boot.ini file as a backup before you make changes.
  15. I think I am on the right track...I tried to used the Hijack This and deleted some HBO files or something but it still sysfader.exe happened...but then, I tried to delete a file in safe mode, because access was denied, it is in windows/system 32/odobzx.exe...and a similar dll name. McAffee pick these up and I blocked them...I tried to start a game and got the sysfader.exe and the ef7194.tmp process, but then it loaded after telling me I needed to do an upgrade after reinstall...

  16. My system is XP...

  17. JediFrank

    JediFrank Guest

    do this

    Click Start, go to Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Display. Click Appearance, then click Effects. Now UNCHECK the first four boxes.Not only do you not need any of these, but they will cure your problem and speed up your Desktop.

    Sysfader is the program used in XP to give you those Fade Effects. It is not a virus or a malware.
  18. srlan

    srlan Guest

    I kill process called "hpcmpm" and the problem are solved. No more problem.

    Try it.

    I have a HP PSC 1315

  19. Grubi

    Grubi Guest


    I had the same Problem. sysfader.exe didn`t response when I wanted to shutdown my XP throught start menue (classic style).
    I don`t know why, put I solved the problem by deactivating and re-activating my network card.

    good luck
  20. Zix

    Zix Guest

    I had same exact problem...All I did was, Boot in safe mode and restored Win XP (serv.Pack2) to 2 days before...After that my machine was back to normal...
  21. OMG

    OMG Guest


    This was never going to be a hardware problem. If you had taken the simple step of either creating another XP user or a reinstall of XP you would have relised this is definately a software issue. And a MOTHERBOARD problem, god dam you need to be shot!! Stay away from your PC, you dont have a clue!! I don't know exactly why its now working for you, but id stake my house you O/S has changes settings in some way

    Simple logical procsess of elimintation, the first thing you should have done is eliminated software before you even considered touching a screw on your PC.

    I have EXACTLY the same problem, I know its not hardware because I installed a 2nd duel boot copy of XP on my system, 2nd copy works perfectly. It looked like software, smelt like software. If your PC is doing 1 thing wrong consistantaly and everything else works pretty much ok, its probably software!!
  22. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

    Jun 29, 2004
    when i was playing around with my computer i found SysFader. if i do a search for it it's not found. here's where i came across it.

    Attached Files:

  23. para

    para Guest

    yes thats what i also did hmm
  24. I wouldn't call it a solution, it's a workaround.

    I'm amazed to see so many many people come up with different causes; virus, BO, video card issue, OS, etc.

    I hope you don't mind me saying so, but you all sound like real amateurs...
  25. Paolo

    Paolo Guest

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