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#1 freshzilla

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 07:41 PM

Hello all,

I was desperate to remove some malware off my computer. I did everything but nothing seemed to work. Then I heard about a magical program called ComboFix. I knew there were risks but I was desperate. I ran it and it worked. Everything was working great for about a day, but then everything went to hell. I think, but I can't be sure, that it started when someone turned the computer off. Now the internet does not work at all. My internet provider says that the information is flowing (he did something called a ping test), but the browsers just dont show anything. Any chance you guys could help?

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:08 PM

You can try Dial-a-fix
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How to use Dial-A-Fix to repair windows internals problems


Guide Overview

The purpose of this guide is to teach you how to reset windows settings in the event they are damaged. This is useful for repairing many issues with windows installer, windows update, https connections, and many other issues. However, it is a specific tool which is not a cure all. Hardware problems and windows' file integrity should be checked before using DialAFix.

However, it is recomended that you start a topic in the Windows XP Home and Professional forum about your issue before using Dial-A-Fix due to the caveats below.

Caveats:
Users wishing to run DialAFix on their own should read http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix#WARNINGS.

The following is an incomplete list of examples of known problems that can cause Dial-a-fix to exaggerate or expose issues on your system:

  • Hard drive integrity problems, possibly including but not limited to:
  • Registry entry corruption
  • Filesystem corruption, possibly leading to:
  • System file corruption
  • Registry hive corruption
[*]Memory module failures

[*]Other hardware failures (video card, motherboard, processor, modem, etc)

[*]Use of Dial-a-fix on an unsupported platform (such as Windows XP x64; 32-bit XP with a 64-bit processor is fine, however)

[*]Use of Dial-a-fix with unsupported beta software
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Also please note that Dial-A-Fix is only for Windows 2000/XP. Use of Dial-A-Fix on Windows 9x (that is, 95, 98, ME) or Windows Vista can have unpredicable results!!

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  • Before you begin, READ THE CAVEATS ABOVE!!
  • Ensure your system's Date and Time are set correctly. You should also rule out possible hardware failures before using Dial-A-Fix.
  • Download Dial-A-Fix and unzip the files to your desktop.
  • Double click Dial-a-Fix.exe to start the program.
  • Press the green double checkmark box (Looks like this: Posted Image)
  • UNcheck "Empty Temp Folders", as well as "Adjust Time/Date" in the prep section. The prep section should then look like this:
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  • When the window looks like this, press the GO button in the bottom of the window.
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  • Exit/Close Dial-A-Fix

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#3 Mustangmoe

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:10 AM

Hello - I also ran the combofix and have the same result. The program did a nice job of cleaning up the malware but now IE 7 goes nowhere ! Did dial-a-fix help the person who made this initial post?

Thanks for any updates.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:51 AM

ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use.

freshzilla and Mustangmoe have both experienced why this tool should not be used without expert supervision.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:09 AM

ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use.

freshzilla and Mustangmoe have both experienced why this tool should not be used without expert supervision.



Yes, :thumbsup:

however a suggestion would be to run winsockxpfix...

WinSock XP Fix offers a last resort if your Internet connectivity has been corrupted due to invalid or removed registry entries. It can often cure the problem of lost connections after the removal of Adware components or improper uninstall of firewall applications or other tools that modify the XP network and Winsock settings. If you encounter connection problems after removing network related software, Adware or after registry clean-up; and all other ways fail, then give WinSock XP Fix a try. It can create a registry backup of your current settings, so it is fairly safe to use. We actually tested it on a test machine that was having a Winsock problem due to some Adware removal, and after running the utility and rebooting, the connectivity was restored.

Pros: May save you hours of headaches; can fix tricky connection problems
Cons: Not actively supported or developed




http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html




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