Glad to hear your issue has been resolved but 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 who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator
to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert
", NOT for private use
. Combofix was never meant to be used as a general purpose malware scanner like SuperAntispyware or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. 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
GMER is a stand-alone tool that will help investigate for the presence of rootkits. It will not actually tell you if you are infected or not unless you know what you're looking for. If you're unsure how to use GMER or read its logs, then use another instead. Some ARK tools are intended for advanced users
or under the guidance of an expert as they are powerful and can be misused
with disastrous results
. There are many free ARK tools but some require a certain level of expertise and investigative ability to use.