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WHAT IS BASFIPM.EXE AND HOW CAN I GET RID OF IT.

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THIS EXECUTIBLE EATS UP CPU USAGE INSTANTLY AND SLOWS THE PC DOWN CAUSING THE MOUSE TO JUMP ALL OVER THE PLACE. PROGRAMS ARE OPENING UP VERY SLOW.

IS THIS A TROJAN ?
IF SO, WHAT'S THE BEST WAY OF COMPLETELY ERASING IT.
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Question by:RickRodriguez
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by:jvuz
ID: 10665148
Run adaware and make sure this program has the latest updates:

www.lavasoftusa.com
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by:jvuz
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Also scan with this online virusscanner (it's free)

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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LRI41 earned 200 total points
ID: 10670651
I put BASFIPM.EXE  in the Serach Boxes of some of
the Spyware-Adware Info Site and came up with nothing.  If you put it into "Google", the first
site that comes up there is a discussion about the same problem, but I could not get into the Website, but I did get into the cache site:

Anyone out there ever heard of a file called BAsfIpM.exe?

I came across a Dell Latitude D800 running Windows XP Pro that was running really slowly; Task Manager said that BAsfIpM.exe was using 100% CPU resource, so I ended the process and all is well.

The file resides in two places; C:\I386 and C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32. Searches on Microsoft and Symantec yielded nothing. A search on Google yielded two obscure and non-descript references on Dell's website. What the hell is this file???

Same problem here, brandnew out of the box Dell D800 with XP pro, CPU running at 100%+. BAsfIpM.exe using all resources.

Checked http://support.dell.com & they fwd'd me to Roxio CD/R/W/DVD upgrade.

No difference.

I did some more intensive searching & found that it is the:
Broadcom Corporation - BASFConfig Application & Control Suite which are loading this app at startup.
The item in particular is Broadcom ASF IP monitoring service Version 3,0,2,0,*

More info:?
Go to control panels & there is one labeled[Broadcom ASF Configuration]

If you go to:  http://www.broadcom.com/ on the LHS there is a pointer to download drivers


Navsig posted it up, but here's the direct link:

http://www.broadcom.com/docs/driver-download.html

Sounds like it was just a driver conflict issue that Broadcom addressed in their latest drivers


Ref: http://216.239.53.104/search?q=cache:ZGEn84kDCL4J:www.ohwtf.com/forum/topic.asp%3FTOPIC_ID%3D285+BASFIPM.EXE+&hl=en&ie=UTF-8 

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by:akboss
ID: 10670864
I ran it through the major A/V companies. what I found was nothing that linked it to any virus/worm/trojan.

I did see it pop up on some peoples postings of HiJack This log.

nobdy has recommended it be removed from any of those forums.

if your not sure stop the proccess and see what screams.
if your using XP just go to start>run>type in msconfig and hit enter.
select the startup tab and select disable all...reboot and try adding them back one at a time to see if one of them is the culprit.
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by:gbowden
ID: 10878416
Broadcom ASF IP monitoring service v6.0.3

IP monitoring service for Broadcom ethernet cards

You can find it in Services
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by:dkwymer
ID: 11389947
LRI41 is right.  We've had the same problem on a couple of laptops here at work.  Every time it has been a driver conflict, that can be fixed by going to Broadcom's site and downloading and installing the new drivers for the card. (BCM57xx Drivers).
BASFIPM.exe is not spyware, adware, or a trojan, and that is why spyware detectors don't remove it.  LRI41 deserves the points.
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