Please 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. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator
to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert
. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.
Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here
With that said, 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
, Alchohol 120%
) so that it does not complete successfully. While that is not normal behaviour, it is not unusual. If CF 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.