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#1 jwmghf

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:46 AM

Hey guys:

I ran combofix and got this error right after the log window:

Could Not Find C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\Combo-Fix.sys

I don't know if the program is finished running or not because that screen just sits there.

I'm not sure if I should close the window or not?


Thanks

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:50 PM

This is why we have warnings posted and recommend that you do not run it on your own.
I will see if I can find an answer for you
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:55 PM

I ran the software before I ever visited this site. It seemed harmless enough, but hey, what do I know. When I hit the "X" to close the window the button goes in but the program doesn't close. I can't seem to close it even with task manager.

Edited by jwmghf, 22 May 2009 - 06:58 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:01 PM

It may take awhile for a response
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:20 PM

May I ask where you downloaded it from?
See if you can shut down the computer. If you can do that, then uninstall it
  • Click on your Start Menu, then Run....
  • Now type combofix /u in the runbox and click OK.
    Notice the space between the "x" and "/".
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  • When shown the disclaimer, Select "2"
This will remove files/folders assoicated with combofix and uninstall it.

Edited by garmanma, 22 May 2009 - 10:20 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:40 AM

I downloaded it from www.combofix.org. I did shutdown and uninstall it. I would still like to use the program though. Is there a tutorial of some sort?

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 09:57 AM

Combofix.org is a sham site. The author of Combofix has nothing to do with that site
We do have a tutorial for Combofix:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

Please understand that you are doing this at your own risk and you will not always receive help when you need it

Edited by garmanma, 23 May 2009 - 01:45 PM.

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