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Combofix has broken my dos shell...

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#1 masterx81


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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:06 AM

This is my first post, so... Hi everybody :thumbsup:
I'm a pc technician, programmer, know a bit of networking and much other things...
One of this things is remove virus in client's pc's...
On some of this infected pc's i've run combofix, that on most of the pc's has done it's job without problems, but on some machines when has finisched it has left the wrong date time settings and has broken the dos sessions...
The wrong datetime settings was easily sorted, but i not find a way to fix the dos shell...
It set a wrong keycode, that i sort using the kb16 command on the autoexec.nt (but it seem that affect only the command.com, not the cmd.exe) and also every time that i execute an external dos command for the first time on the dos shell, it beep an error with casual characters, ended by a - 1252, the are the only readable chars...
What can i do to fix this problem?
Really thanks!!!

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#2 masterx81

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 06:04 AM

Noone has encountered the same problem?

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:29 AM

You are not supposed to run combofix without supervision of an expert.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:23 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. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:01 AM

Unfortunately the author of the tool does not want information on how Combofix works on public forums.

The only public information that is available can be found at this guide:

How to use ComboFix

Edited by garmanma, 17 February 2009 - 09:02 AM.

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