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ComboFix can't be run anymore


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#1 Calypze

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:49 PM

This is somewhat old, I should have posted it here... well, maybe a month or so ago.

In the end of the last year, I had some issues with the computer, so I posted about it at one of the other forums like this that you can find online. I got help, ran a few antimalware programs, HijackThis etc. One of these programs were ComboFix.

In the beginning, ComboFix worked alright. But it messed up the computer in various ways, which (I think) is supposed to be fixed when . But when ComboFix was to be unistalled, supposedly restoring the messed-up stuff back to normal, ComboFix stopped working normally just showing error messages, claiming that it didn't work with Vista (even though it did before). I tried to re-download it as instructed, but to no avail. I can't run ComboFix at all anymore. The helper said in December 31 that he would contact the creator of ComboFix and be back within "a few days". Now all of January and half of February have passed, and no response yet. I'm strongly suspecting he will not be back. I checked the thread today, and nope, no response.

In essence, this means I'm stuck with the computer partly messed up. What is visible is that I can't see my background (nor select one either), it's just black. In addition, thumbnails aren't working either, and images in folders have no icon (though if you click on them, you can see them without problems just a text piece below where the image is supposed to be. And these are the visible problems. Maybe there are other, invisible problems as well.

Other than that, the computer works pretty well. There is no real problem in using it.

So what I'm wondering is how I can restore whatever ComboFix has messed up. Any help appreciated. I can give a link to the topic at that forum in question if wanted.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:35 PM

I will alert a mod about this.

Please post the link to the topic on the other forum.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:55 PM

Would this be the thread: http://icrontic.com/forum/showthread.php?p=729999#post729999 ??

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:01 PM

Would this be the thread: http://icrontic.com/forum/showthread.php?p=729999#post729999 ??


Yes.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 09:46 PM

Have you redownloaded a recent version of Combofix and tried uninstall it?

For example, download combofix to your desktop and then in then run the following command:

%UserProfile%\desktop\combofix.exe /u

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:42 AM

Tried that, got the same result: An error message saying that ComboFix only works for XP and 2000 machines...

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:43 AM

Do you have a 64 bit version of Vista? I know for a fact that CF can definitely run on vista.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:39 PM

Download the attached getenv.bat file to your desktop and run it. Then post the contents of the notepad windows.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 06:07 PM

No, I have 32 bit Windows Vista. ComboFix worked in the beginning, but then suddenly didn't want to work anymore.

Here is the result from getenv.bat:

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 06:22 AM

Why are by getenv.bat results deleted?

Also, is there no solution to this problem? Maybe I'll have to do a system restore then... which I hoped to avoid. Though even with a system restore, there is no guarantee that it will make it alright.

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:49 AM

I can't seem to find a solution. I am unsure what to tell you. System restore may be the best bet.




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