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Combofix Registry Key Problem

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#1 graceelena


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 08:11 AM


I hope this is the right place to post this. I ran combofix on my computer and now I am unable to open any programs on the computer. I receive the error message: Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion.

I am able to open my documents and pictures folders just not any programs. I am running windows vista. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:58 AM


First, a warning for both you and others who may read this thread.

ComboFix (CF for short) is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for personal, unsupervised use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. When CF is run without trained assistance, it can no longer be considered a "safe" tool. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

You may find this topic to be informative - ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here


Now. . . in regards to your issue.

The problem should resolve itself if you reboot the computer again


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