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Ran Combofix; need to do more?/ Moved


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#1 Oliverian

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:35 PM

Hi there;

So, I'm young and impulsive and ran Combofix without consulting anyone because I've had a problem with my computer that went something like this:

An error message would pop up every so often, saying (more or less):

"C:\windows\sysvxd.exe ... The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction. ... C5:0545 IP:06e4 OP:636f 72 61 74. Choose 'close' to terminate the application."

I also had windows firewall shut itself off every so often without me asking it to.

I ran Combofix; I have a log (though I notice we're not supposed to post those unless asked for.) My question, then, is: Is there anything I should do now? I have the log saved, and if someone knows the next course of action, I'd be very grateful.

Thanks kindly;
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:56 PM

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum so your questions can be addressed.

I ran Combofix


For the benefit of our readers, please note: 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." It is 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.

Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.

. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need those restore points.

Read and abide by the disclaimer people. It's there for a reason. Stick to running and protecting yourself with a good AV and firewall and an anti-malware scanner or two. If you feel you need a second opinion, try running online scans. If you feel you might need surgery, come here to BC and ask for help--that is what we're here for.


From: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1159014

Oliverian, since you ran Combofix, I think perhaps that you should go ahead and post in the HiJack This forum. To do so, you need to follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<==

If you cannot produce the DDS logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.

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