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ComboFix deleted EVERYTHING ON MY SYSTEM


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#1 alex141

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:01 PM

Just ran ComboFix on a friend's infected computer. I have used this program for about year on hundreds of PC's with no issues. This time, however, ComboFix deleted practically the ENTIRE user's profile folder, including her Desktop, Documents, Favorites, etc. I am now trying to pull the drive and run some file recovery software, but I thought the community should be warned!!!

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:29 PM

The developer of the program has been alerted to the problem. Thank you.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 05:20 PM

To anyone reading this topic who has experienced this issue, please read this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/290138/combofix-problems-and-resolution-for-legitimate-files-being-deleted/ for a solution.

Also, to anyone who is considering running ComboFix, please read this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/273628/combofix-usage-questions-help-look-here/ Regardless of the level of your training as an IT professional or computer specialist, this program should only be run under the directions of someone trained in using ComboFix.

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