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COMBOFIX hangs up


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#1 Jim James

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:40 AM

After several successful uses COMBOFIX now hangs up at the "Scanning for infected files . . . This typically doesn't take more than 10 minutes However, scan times for badly infected machines may easily double" window and goes no further even when left all night. Any ideas/advice out there? OS is XP Professional.



EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

Edited by garmanma, 24 January 2010 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:41 AM

ComboFix usage, Questions, Help - Look here - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/273628/combofix-usage-questions-help-look-here/

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:47 AM

Depending on how badly your system is infected, ComboFix may take longer to complete its routine than it normally does. However, there are circumstances ComboFix will hang or stall at various stages due to malware interference, failure to disable any other real-time protection tools and CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD) so that it does not complete successfully. While that is not normal behaviour, it is not unusual. In such cases, it is helpful to know at what stage CF stalled. If you don't know and it still appears to be struck, frozen or failed to reboot, then try rebooting the computer manually.
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