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Installed Combofix, Did NOT run, but cannot uninstall


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#1 nickc3

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 05:24 AM

I had Malware, and installed Combofix in preparation for using it under supervision. I never ran it. However, I have a Combofix folder now in my C drive which contains the EXEs, etc. I tried Start, Programs, Run combofix /uninstall But that just seemed to re-install the program.

Please help. Thank you so much

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:14 AM

To uninstall ComboFix, press the WINKEY + R keys on your keyboard or go to Posted Image > Run... and in the Open dialog box, type:
ComboFix /Uninstall
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  • Press OK.
  • Doing this will:[list]
  • Delete ComboFix's related folders and files.
  • Reset the clock settings.
  • Hide file extensions.
  • Hide System/Hidden files.
  • Clear the System Restore cache to prevent possible reinfection.
  • Create a new Restore point.
-- Vista users, users can refer to these instructions: How to Enable Run Command in Vista

Then download OTC by OldTimer and save to your Desktop.
  • Connect to the Internet and double-click on OTC.exe to start the program.
  • Click on the green CleanUp! button.
  • If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTC attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.
  • When it has finished, OTC will ask you to reboot so it can remove itself.
-- Doing this is a double-check to ensure related files, other specialized tools (including this tool) previously downloaded and used are removed.

Also note the message text in blue at the top of this forum.

No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

Edited by quietman7, 31 January 2010 - 10:21 AM.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:45 AM

The Uninstall seemed to actually install the program!

Tried several times, same thing happened.

However, OTC seemed to do the trick. THANKS.

I ended up getting to my virus by running Spybot + Avast + Hitman Pro. It was Hitman Pro that really seemed to do the trick. STrangely, the program doesn't seem to be well-reviewed. I'm not happy Avast let a Malware get through.

Should I be changing my passwords on sites since I had several Malwares + Roboform on my system???

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 02:03 PM

I recommend changing passwords anytime your system becomes infected.
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