Please note the message text in blue at the top of this forum.
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.
Please read Combofix's Disclaimer
If you need assistance with malware removal that requires the use of ComboFix, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.
Discussion pertaining to how Combofx works, what it can or cannot do is not avaible to the public in order to safeguard and protect the integrity of the tool
from malware writers. As such, the developer does not want his tool discussed outside of private forums.
If your computer seems slow to boot, read Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware
. There are reasons for slowness besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential.