Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Services.exe Crash, Bsod, General Slowdowness

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Sami.bh


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:02:01 AM

Posted 30 August 2008 - 10:10 PM

Hello everyone,

I had this big spyware problem that blocked sites like majorgeeks.com and all other antispyware sites (ComboFix site, SuperAntispyware sites among others)
I used a proxy to acess MajorGeeks and I run the entire procedure. Now most of the symptoms are fixed (Site redirection to abcjump.com, random popup in Windows)
but the few remaining problems are annoying and critical.

I get random BSODs, I got one while writing this post the first time. It seems that each time I visit gmail.com and some other sites (facebook.com ?), services.exe stops and Windows present me with that window that asks me to close my PC
in the minute that follows. If I don't close my PC, I get a BSOD before the one minute is over.My computer is very slow
and is sometimes stuck without an explanation, as if it run out of memory, all the programs get stuck, then
after a while the mouse won't move.

Firefox is also crashing.

I attached the logs, I also run the CFScript I found in this thread :


since I found that I was having the exact same issues at that person.

I would be very grateful if you could help me! I've been spending the last few days trying to repair it to no avail.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 DaChew


    Visiting Alien

  • Members
  • 10,317 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:millenium falcon and rockytop
  • Local time:03:01 AM

Posted 31 August 2008 - 02:32 AM

Combofix by sUBs was never intended to be used in the way that that software such as SuperAntispyware or Malwarebytes Antimalware is done. There are several excellent reasons for this Disclaimer shown when you start the program:
Some that I have observed:

About 1 in 100 times the computer will not longer be able to boot after running Combofix. This requires experienced hands to restore the system to bootability.

There are several malware infections that "target" Combofix. Experienced Helpers are aware of these infections, and take steps to remove them prior to the use of Combofix. If you do not, various things can happen depending on the infection -- from Combofix being unable to run, to the deletion of the folder C:\Windows\System32, requiring a clean install to repair.

Combofix makes some rather significant changes to the internals of XP and Vista in order to work. It has to be removed with special instructions to fully and safely revert these changes. Experienced Helpers are aware of how to accomplish the uninstallation of Combofix.

The real power of Combofix comes not as a general purposed malware remover. It is rather modest in that capacity. Combofix is powerful because it provides to the experienced Helper a convenient and powerful front-end to Scripts. It is because of its scripting strengths, and its unique reporting capabilities, that you see Combofix often recommended. But not because of its abilities as a general malware scanner.

Many malware removal experts will not respond to a request for help if they see that Combofix was run by the end-user without supervision. You might find after running Combofix that your system problems are worse, and nobody is willing to help you.

There are several general purpose anti-malware utilities where the Author(s) intended the application for general use by end-users without Supervision. Combofix is not one of them, and you would be advised to honor that position taken by its Author.

Best regards,
Bill Castner
MS-MVP 2004 - -2008, ASAP Member


following directions and heeding warnings go hand in hand with malware removal

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users