Depending on how badly your system is infected, ComboFix may take longer to complete its routine than it normally does. However, there are circumstances ComboFix will hang or stall at various stages due to malware interference, failure to disable any other real-time protection tools
and CD Emulators
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) so that it does not complete successfully. While that is not normal behaviour, it is not unusual. If it still appears to be struck, frozen or failed to reboot, then try this:
Open Task Manager
and look for the following ComboFix related processes:
One at a time, right-click and select End Process
. If doing that did not free ComboFix and allow it to continue, then you will need to reboot the computer manually.
Edited by quietman7, 16 March 2010 - 07:12 AM.