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SDFix Will Not Complete

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#1 ElBobo


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Posted 13 May 2009 - 11:15 PM

Hi All!

SDFix was run in safe mode.

After it did its thing (and judging by the text files in its folder, finding and cleaning some problems), it asked to re-boot into regular mode to finish things up.

It said: "Finishing Malware Check Please Be Patient As this Part May take Several Minutes"... a day ago!
It continues to come up with that on every re-boot.
There appears to be no hard drive activity or "action" while the above message is displayed.

Machine appears faily clean at this time: A2 and ESET online scans and MBAM full local HDD scan all complete without problems (they were run after the second time SDFix failed to finish)

But the "Finishing Malware Check" message still seems to sit there and has become a problem on its own!


Edited by ElBobo, 13 May 2009 - 11:38 PM.

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#2 ElBobo

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:41 AM

We've moved a step forward:

After re-running the batch file and telling it to (F)inish, something else happens : - )

"Finishing Malware Check
Please be Patient as this part may take Several Minutes.....

"dnif.exe" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
"dnif.exe" is not recognized as an insternal or external command, operable program or batch file."


It won't die and it's not even malware!

Edited by ElBobo, 14 May 2009 - 01:41 AM.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:06 AM

Resolved (stopping SDFix from continuing to try to run): Start/RUN/MSCONFIG/Startup/uncheck "RUNTHIS" line

This doesn't resolve WHY it didn't finish correctly.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:42 AM

The creator of SDFix is unavailable at this time to provide specific comment on the error. I suspect something interfered with the script. It could even have been another one of your security tools or anti-virus. The tool has not been updated in a while so its use is limited and you can remove it from your computer. To do that, download OTCleanIt.exe and save to your Desktop.
  • Connect to the Internet and double-click on the file to launch the program.
  • Click on the green CleanUp! button.
  • If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTCleanIt attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.
  • When it has finished, OTCleanIt will ask you to reboot so it can remove itself.
-- Note: Doing this will remove any specialized tools (including this one) downloaded and used.

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