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Combo-Fix lost my page history


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#1 renner

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 09:42 AM

There are weekly folders available but they won't open, would be very nice to get them back, guide me please :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 12:46 PM

We do not offer support for Combofix
If you read the disclaimer, you would know this

Not to beat a dead horse, but one of the reasons it is not recommended to use ComboFix without supervision is because of these kinds of problems, as you already know. What hasn't been pointed out is that, if you had had supervision, your helper could have gotten in contact with CF's author to resolve the issue. He won't do that with people who ignore the disclaimer and run it on their own--he uses his time to make CF better.


weekly folders available but they won't open

Take ownership of file or folder:
XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
Vista - http://www.tipandtrick.net/2008/how-to-tak...lders-in-vista/
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-ta...rship-file.html
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/130137-c...-vista-fix.html

Edited by garmanma, 04 October 2009 - 12:53 PM.

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#3 renner

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:01 AM

Dont need "support" , just wan't to know if there is someway to "cancel" combofix or get the page history working.
By folders i mean the dated folders in the browser which have the content of visited pages.

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It's humane to make mistakes ;)

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 07:46 PM

someway to "cancel" combofix


  • Click START then RUN
  • Now type Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:29 AM

Thank You, is this a "sureshot" or is there something that can go wrong in cancellation.
Does it bring the OS 100% to state before c-fix.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 10:29 AM

It uninstalls Combofix
Do you have a restore point you can go back to?
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 01:23 PM

Thank You, is this a "sureshot" or is there something that can go wrong in cancellation.
Does it bring the OS 100% to state before c-fix.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:03 AM

Does it bring the OS 100% to state before c-fix.

Absolutely not.

CF is a malware removal tool--it is designed to bring a system back to the state it was in before the malware was there. So if uninstalling it brought a system back to what it was like before CF, then you would be back to an infected system.

When you run CF, several things happen to prepare the system to make malware removal easier. Very little remains on your system if you don't uninstall it. And then when you do uninstall it, it does some post cleanup tasks. One of those is it resets System Restore so that you don't get reinfected from malware backed up there. So you lose all your restore points--if the problem wasn't malware in the first place then you've just lost one way to help yourself.

This is one of many reasons why we try to get thru to people that they should not run ConboFix unless there is a good reason to do so. It should only be run when someone trained in malware removal has analysed your system and asks you to run it with their guidance. Don't run it because it might maybe help you once in a blue moon or because all your friends are doing it. Don't confuse it with an antivirus.

Hindsight is 20-20, you realize your mistake now, just wanted you to know and if you have any friends that might make the same mistake, spread the word.

I'm still not 100% clear what you mean by page history--do you mean your browser's history? If so, I believe CF does delete that and temp internet files. Once again, what has been deleted will not come back when CF is uninstalled. I don't believe it prevents the History from building up again while it's installed, but in any event, go ahead and uninstall CF and check if History entries are being added again. What browser are you using?

My apologies, but I just can't pass this up:

It's humane to make mistakes ;)

It's humane to feed the hungry.
It's human to make mistakes. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:28 AM

Forgive me, i'm from finland so my grammar ain't that perfect :thumbsup: and yes i mean browser's history.
I have IE7.




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