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#1 drdalev

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:51 AM

When running SDFix in safemode I get: Can not open C:\windows\temp\SDFix-filecheck\iwp_10.exe
Can not open C:\windows\temp\SDFix-filecheck\KeYMaKeR.exe

Is it me or is malware stopping the program?

Edited by drdalev, 01 October 2009 - 02:52 AM.


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Posted 03 October 2009 - 12:29 AM

:thumbsup: you may not want to run sdfix. i ran it and had problems. my norton would no longer start, my adware was the same. i had to remove both completely and start norton and adware from scratch. plus sdfix didn't remove any virus that i could find. be careful.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 10:40 AM

When running SDFix in safemode I get: Can not open C:\windows\temp\SDFix-filecheck\iwp_10.exe
Can not open C:\windows\temp\SDFix-filecheck\KeYMaKeR.exe

Is it me or is malware stopping the program?

I'm afraid that what you have posted is not a known bug or issue. Unfortunately, the developer of SDFix has been incommunicado for quite some time so we can't ask him about it either. Which also means it is no longer being developed and updated.

The best I can give you in way of support is the SDFix ReadMe page and BC's guide:
http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/Removal...DFix_ReadMe.htm
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/131299/how-to-use-sdfix/

As far as whether malware is causing it, if you are using the program properly, you should be in a better position to answer that than we are. SDFix is a very specialized removal tool and shouldn't be confused with a general malware scanner. As the BC guide states, you should only run it if you have good reason to believe that you are infected with the type of malware it is designed to remove.

Don't run it as a routine checkup like you do an anitvirus to see if maybe you might have an infection. So what was your purpose in running it? If you have reason to believe you have an infection, please give some details so I can point you in the right direction for removal help.

:thumbsup: you may not want to run sdfix. i ran it and had problems. my norton would no longer start, my adware was the same. i had to remove both completely and start norton and adware from scratch. plus sdfix didn't remove any virus that i could find. be careful.

This is why there is a disclaimer about this--and really every other--software. Run at your own risk. There is always a risk, tho usually slight, that a software install will go south. Now that it is no longer being developed, the risk is even greater. But you are right--don't run SDFix if you don't have to. In fact the author only ever intended that this program be used after a malware removal specialist has analysed a system and determined that the tool should be used. He did not intend for just anyone to use it unsupervised.

Edited by Papakid, 03 October 2009 - 10:42 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 05:11 AM

I finally got SDFix to run after the 3rd download and it found a trojan that AVG had missed and removed it. I then ran Avast and it came up clean. Thanks for the help. Now I am trying to find a SDFix for vista for my home pc. Any ideas? I'm having the same problems with IE and Firefox shutting down or not responding.




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