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I Accidentally Created An Endless Directory Loop

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#1 he's dead jim

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 08:39 PM

hi everyone..

I have used combofix many times in the past and never had a problem until now.

I ran Malwarebytes and told it to delete all the bugs that it had found, one of which was a combofix.sys file.

The next time I accessed the windows explorer directory, there was a folder labeled combofix.

when i expand that folder, i get a copy of my main directory with another combofix folder, and so on, and so on.

did I accidentally shatter the space / time continuum?? lol..

any ideas??


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EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

Edited by garmanma, 12 November 2009 - 09:03 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:05 PM

You really should not leave Combofix on the computer

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

  • Note: There's a space between Combofix and /
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