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#1 bigdaddydave

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:13 PM

I'm considering running ComboFix without guidance from a helper, and I wanted to see if you all think I'm just being really stupid. I'm a network admin for a small company, so I know just enough to be dangerous, as they say.

I'm having a serious problem on my personal PC at home that resulted from a virus that has now been removed. I saw a 4/27/09 post from bigjeff80 that said he had solved the same problem using ComboFix. I also see from scanning posts for the last several days that no one here is apparently responding any longer to posts dealing with that particular virus, and that's why I'm contemplating trying this on my own.

Thanks,
Dave

P.S. - BTW, I did post details regarding my problem earlier today in HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal. (That's actually where I meant to post this note!)

Edited by bigdaddydave, 29 April 2009 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:50 PM

I say go for it. After all, it's only your computer and your information. Throw caution to the wind and all of that stuff. If it was me and my information, I would rather have some guidance from some of the people on this forum. However, there is always reformatting........

Edited by golfdude, 29 April 2009 - 07:51 PM.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:57 PM

You are not the only one with problems seeking help
We are trying as best as we can
If you choose to run Combofix on your own. You will probably not get much assistance if things go wrong in the process
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#4 bigdaddydave

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:03 AM

Garmanma,

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that I felt I was being ignored -- I don't. I just noticed that for whatever reason every post over the past several days entitled "Spyware Protect 2009" had no replies. So I figured my topic may likely be doomed to the same fate.

I realize you guys are graciously giving of your time to do this sort of thing, so I'll be grateful for any advice I get, and I won't be upset if I don't get any.

For now I'll try a few more avenues before attempting ComboFix on my own, and I'll periodically check back here to see if I get any replies.

Regards,
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:21 AM

Dave,

Did you try doing the "Uninstall Instructions" that are listed on the BC Home Page?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-re...re-protect-2009

Just trying to help,
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:25 PM

I've done all of that and then some. Actually, now that you mention it, I see that there's one thing I didn't do. The instructions say to run DDS and post the log. I'm not sure that that's necessary since I've already posted a HijackThis log. I'll plan to go ahead and run DDS tonight and have the log ready to post tomorrow if requested. But I don't think I'll add the log yet because that might reset my post date and put me back at the end of the queue waiting for help.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:44 PM

Dave,

If you are going to post a HJT log, please post it in this forum:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

Thanks,
Tom

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:58 PM

It's already posted here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...opic223240.html

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:42 PM

Dave,

Have some patience, please. They are really busy over there and help can sometimes take a couple of weeks. I realize this can seem like an eternity when you want to get your computer fixed. However, they are doing the best they can.

Take care and goodluck.
Tom

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:45 PM

Golfdude. Sorry I missed your link.

Edited by KoanYorel, 01 May 2009 - 01:47 PM.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:52 PM

Dave,

I just checked your link to your other post and your database on Mbam is way out of date:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 1945
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

4/28/2009 7:24:18 PM
log


The current database version is 2065. Please update Mbam through the program and re-run a quickscan. It may be the ticket to solving your problem. The program doesn't update itself, and trust me, it is a very good program.

Please do this and see if it helps.
Tom

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:50 PM

I was asked to look at this thread, but since you have posted in the HJT forum we are not supposed to help here now. Just consider this thread closed.
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Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:05 PM

Tom,

I'd like to update MBAM, but I don't have Internet access on the problem PC. Is there a way to download the update here at work and then take it home and apply it?

-Dave

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:26 PM

Dave,

I tried to get the authority of Mbam to hook up on this topic... he also works this website and Mbam..., but because you posted in HJT, he said he couldn't. Anyway, download the newest definition to a thumbdrive or CD and take it home. I wish Chewy was involved 'cause he is the "Expert". However, look at the files and copy the new def's into the folder. You seem to have a great deal on knowledge and I am sure you can do this.

Tom

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:43 PM

The file is saved as such:

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