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#1 CROSSBOW

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 11:34 AM

need help recently used combo fix now system crashes frequently is there any :thumbsup: way to roll back system to previous state?

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:21 PM

Start>Help and Support>System Restore might help. With some firewalls, Norton in particular, you have to disable their self protection before it will restore to an earlier point.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 01:01 PM

*sigh* When will people get that this is why you do NOT use tools like these without expert assistance. Try a restore.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 01:10 PM

Hello and welcome to this forum :flowers:

it would be helpful to know which version of windows you are using, why you felt you needed to use such a tool as Combo fix and who 'recommended' its use?

and to quote Quietman(global Moderator) from another thread( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic127629.html)

You should not be using Combofix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.


(you might also wish to read
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

especially The Combo fix disclaimer towards the bottom of the page ) :thumbsup:

Edited by ruby1, 09 February 2008 - 01:25 PM.


#5 CROSSBOW

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 01:55 PM

i am using windows xp and it was recommended to use combofix to remove a browser hijacker

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 02:57 PM

i am using windows xp and it was recommended to use combofix to remove a browser hijacker

but WHO 'recommended' you to use this tool? WAS it used under supervision of a Trained Remover?

did you post an HJT log on another site and it has gone wrong?

please let us know what WILL your computer now do? how damaged is it?

Edited by ruby1, 09 February 2008 - 03:06 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:05 PM

I think that the point is...know that (or at least have some idea concerning the reliability of) a suggestion by someone who is not prepared to assist you (if things go wrong) is about as useful as hot air in August.

If someone suggested that you run out to buy a new computer...when you know that running defrag will solve your problems...would you do so? The solution provided will solve the problem...but it's overkill and will cost a lot more to execute...than awaiting other opinions/suggestions.

If in doubt, use Google to get some background info, particularly on a program that you plan to install on your system. Example follows:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=what+is+combofix%3F

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:12 PM

to pull a quote from this link in that search
http://forums.pcworld.com/thread/22325


ComboFix is like HijackThis ; its Logs should be analyzed ONLY by those who have been trained byMalware-fighting Experts


I think we need to now know what damage has been done and how we might help you to, if possible recover

BUT one might still be concerned as to why the program appears to have been used ' unsupervised' :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 07:23 PM

DID SYSTEM RESTORE SEEMS TO HAVE STABLIZED

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 12:58 AM

I'm glad it seems to be stabilized now. Thanks for letting us know.

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