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Combofix won't run


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#1 roseville99

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:14 PM

WINXP SP3 32 bit
Using either Logmein Pro or RDP on WINXP Pro
Trying to launch combofix.exe in iwther regualr mode or Safe Mode Networking.
Program never starts. Tried running using run as local administrator etc. Tried running start run browse c:\downloads\combofix.exe Look in taskmanager and do not see combofix running.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:25 PM

ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here

Unlike what many people think, Combofix is not a fix-all program that's just "run and done". It is a highly specialized tool that should only be used under the supervision of an expert. It's not an "everyday use", clean-all program.

If you suspect malware, please post a new topic in the Am I Infected sub-forum, with a description of the issues you are having and the steps taken so far. Please note: the Malware Response Team are always overwhelmed, and it could take a few days to get your first reply. Just be patient and don't "bump" your topic by replying to it.

Good luck. :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:58 PM

There are 2 DDS logs working.

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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