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ComboFix scanning for 2 hours-is it hung?


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#1 LWK

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:08 AM

I heard about ComboFix on Experts Exchange, came here to download the systems and followed the directions. It's been "Scanning for infected files ..." for about two hours but nothing has moved, no change in clock settings, no stage reports, nothing. Is it hung up? Should I close it down and start over? It's bedtime here; think I'll leave it over night and see what it looks like in the morning. Just hate to leave an open internet connection...hmm, think I'll remove the NIC.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 06:32 AM

Please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? 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, what specific issues are you having that requires using ComboFix?

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 (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD) so that it does not complete successfully. While that is not normal behaviour, it is not unusual. In such cases, it is helpful to know at what stage CF stalled and to provide that information to the Helper who is assisting you so they can investigate. If you don't know and 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:
  • PEV.exe
  • NirCmd.cfxxe
  • PEV.cfxxe
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.
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