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What is backupnotify.exe?

by lktgdt / September 14, 2004 5:41 AM PDT

I have been getting this when I start my computer.The application failed to initializeproperly(0xc0000135). Click on O.K. to terminate.

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You're infected. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 14, 2004 7:11 AM PDT

Have you done a google search?

After you have found the Google answers, downloaded the removal software and removed it, install AdAware, SpyBot, and Spywareblaster.

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Re: You're infected. . .
by lktgdt / September 14, 2004 9:43 AM PDT
In reply to: You're infected. . .

I really don't think that I am infected. I always run Spyblaster, Ad-Aware & Spybot & Anti-Vir..

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Won't hurt to try, will it?
by Coryphaeus / September 14, 2004 10:51 AM PDT

About 50 entries describing the program as an infection.

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Wayne, Please Check The Entries Again...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 14, 2004 2:07 PM PDT

Although the file is indicated in a large group of HijackThis logs, that doesn't mean the file is an infection. It only shows that the file is listed in the start up locations identified by HijackThis. None of the Google URL entries that I could find indicate that the file and it's start up location need to be removed. It's simply part of HP's Imaging software albeit there isn't any sure information on exactly what it does for the Imaging software..

In fact, Pac's Portal and other "Start Up" program links indicates that it's a file which is HP Imaging related. Pac's Portal added the listing in January of 2004.:

BackupNotify At Pac's Portal

Startup Programs and Executables Listing

But still, you're right, running an Ad-Aware and Spybot scan wouldn't hurt.

Hope this helps.


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I Don't Think It's Malware
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 14, 2004 8:02 AM PDT

Backupnotify.exe appears to be part of the HP imaging software, so it doesn't appear to be malware. (It's listed in a log of "HijackThis" logs on the net but doesn't appear to be a problem.) Unfortunatley, I'm not sure exactly what it does for the Imaging software. Have you recently unintalled a scanner or camera, or something similar?

That particular error can occur when the program you have installed needs to have the Microsoft .NET Framework installed. Do you have that installed and if not, try installing it from the Windows Update site. It's normally found in the Updates that aren't "Critical". (There's also a Service Pack 1 update AFTER you install the main NET Framework.)

Info is at the link below:

You might also try shutting down it's start up by clicking on Start-Run, type "msconfig" (without the quotes), then click on OK. When the System Configuration Utility loads, click on the "Start Up" tab. If there is a listing with "Backupnotify.exe" listed, UNCHECK the box, click on "Apply", then OK and the computer will ask to be restarted. Do it.

Hope this helps.


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Re: I Don't Think It's Malware
by lktgdt / September 14, 2004 9:47 AM PDT

I don't use the HP Imaging Software. I did install the Microsoft.NET Framework , then uninstalled it because I didn't think that I needed it. Do I really need to install again?

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Re: I Don't Think It's Malware
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 14, 2004 2:10 PM PDT


Well, I'm not quite sure why you uninstalled NET Framework unless you were having problems, but it may be necessary to reinstall unless you want to edit the registry so that the "call" is no longer made...Doing a search on Google will show you a large number of HijackThis logs which show the registry path that appears to need editing.


But FIRST, did you check in "msconfig"? Is it listed there and can you de-select that item?

And unfortunately, some HP machines have a large variety of files and programs placed in the C\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Bin folder. You may not know that they are there, but there's a Digital Imaging Monitor, a Camera Monitor, and lots of other trick stuff.

Hope this helps.


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Re: What is backupnotify.exe?
by vze4p6c2 / September 15, 2004 1:10 PM PDT

it is probably some program is attempting to run, but some files are missing. Its nothing seriaous

I have something comeing out in my window every tome I start up "C:\windows\bridxe.dll" cannot be started...

Its noting to really be worring about...

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Re: What is backupnotify.exe?
by lktgdt / September 15, 2004 7:45 PM PDT


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VZE, How Do You Know Your File Isn't Serious..??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 16, 2004 12:36 AM PDT

I could not find a listing for your particular file name, (Is your spelling of "bridxe.dll" correct?)but I could find an "adware/spyware" issue for a file named: "bridge.dll" which can cause a problem at startup. Knowing the EXACT program which is trying to load is important. It might be "nothing to worry about", but then again, you never know. See the links below:

What is bridge.dll? Is bridge.dll spyware or a virus?

[FIXED]Missing bridge.dll file

Or "Bride.exe" at the link below:


Have you scanned your computer with the spyware removal programs I mentioned earlier? Do you know EXACTLY what that file did? Now that it's missing, have you tried correcting the registry "call" that's causing the problem?

Just trying to help.


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