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Avast Icon Not Showing After Using Combofix.

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#1 Teenage.Zombiee


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Posted 03 May 2008 - 05:35 AM

Heey everyone. I've got a bit of a problem. I was told to disable my avast anti virus. All was well combofix completed the fix, it rebooted my computer etc. But heres where my problem started.

Comodo Firewall detected Malware behaviors in combofix (well what I hope was combofix) I allowed the action to proceed. Then comodo asked me if I wanted to allow Avast setup to access the internet. I allowed this action.

I went into task manager and looked at what avast processes were running. There was only ashWebsv.exe. I had no Avast System Tray Icon.
Today I started up my computer, all avast processes are running
I made sure the task bar is showing hidden & inactive icons.
And I checked Avast options and it is selected for it to show the blue icon on system tray.

I am quiet concerned because I feel as though I'm not protected.

I have seen a similar topic to this but that is related to AVG and I believe this is a problem caused by CF.
My log is still open so I will post a link to this so blender can check it out and maybe tell me why this is happening.

Any help from Mods, Admin, Advisors & HJT team or anyone thats experienced in using the tool will be much appreciated!

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 05:32 PM

this thread ought to be locked as you have an active HJT log http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic137779-15.html

and your helper will need to know you have run the combofix; did they ask you to ?

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 06:40 PM

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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