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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:06 PM

Combofix is a great tool and I have run it over 100 times. Recently I ran it on a few workstation PC's. ComboFix found some bugs on all but one.

Unfortunately, After running ComboFix on these PC's - My main application would no longer connect to the SQL DB.
The VB application is SQL and SQL Reporting services centered.

I was able to perform a repair install of the SQL Native client (Via add/remove Programs) on the workstations to get a connection to the SQL DB. All seemed to be good.

That is untill I used the Reports menu option and a suseguent menu of my application: 'My Reports'. This is an option to print my reports outside of SQL reporting in a Web (IE) window.

I used Sysinternals to find that after running Combofix; the calls for this function reference .HT~ rather than the legit .HTM etc...

I had always been under the impression that combofix used the Windows System restore to create a restore point. I guess maybe not. My bad..

So I am hoping you can help me re-reg (DLL/OCX) or whatever needs to take place to get the reference back to the .htm.

Thank you,

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:29 PM

Unfortunately the author of the tool does not want information on how Combofix works on public forums.
Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

The only public information that is available can be found at this guide:

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 11:49 PM

Did not intend to propose that disclosure be granted.

Looking for a specific restore solution to this call function. Hoped that it might be achieved via some personal response or general solution. Even a basic app wouldd be appreciated....

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