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ComboFix Infinite Loop

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#1 rappmund1


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 02:30 PM


I am running Vista 32bit. I cannot run Malwarebytes or Superantispyware or AVG in regular bootup or safe mode. The programs close down within seconds of opening. I reinstalled the programs but they continue to fail and will not open and work. I installed ComboFix as described on the "guide and tutorial on using ComboFix" site. I understand I should have contacted a professional first before running the software, but unfortunately I didn't- I'll blame my lapse of reason on the fact that I haven't slept since encountering this problem last night.

ComboFix was downloaded to the desktop. I ran it initially from safe mode, but this didn't work so I tried it again from normal boot up. It worked in normal boot and started running but soon encountered a problem. ComboFix reported that I had "C:\windows\system32\fimohinu.dll" running and to make a note of it. ComboFix then restarted the computer. Once in Vista again, ComboFix continued to run to the window that says, "Scanning for infected files . . ." but soon had the following errors:

"ComboFix has detected the presence of rootkit activity and needs to reboot the machine
Kindly note down on paper, the name of each file. We may need it later


When I push OK, the computer reboots and ComboFix loads again. Soon thereafter, the same problem pops up. I have pushed OK a few times now but I always receive the same response. It is obvious, I am in a loop.

I greatly appreciate any help in this matter- I realize I cannot figure this one out on my own and I am hoping a guru will lend a helping hand.

Thanks for your time,


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:45 PM

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You have a nasty rootkit
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When the DOS window opens try closing it out. That should stop the loop
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#3 rappmund1

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:25 PM

Thanks for writing back- I'm going to try loading Windows on another hard drive and then working on this problem. I'll write again once I get up and running with the new hard drive.


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