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Does not remain Combofix.txt


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#1 alex1200

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 10:05 AM

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.
When I start Combofix, in the beginning of its work there is a message:
"The system cannot find message text for message number 0x8 in the message file for System".

And after end of its work does not remain logfile - there is no anywhere Combofix.txt...

What to do?

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 09:35 PM

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.

:thumbsup: System Requirements: Combofix currently only works with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32-bit).


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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:03 AM

I am the computer master already a lot of years. And many years I use Combofix for treatment of computers. Therefore I one of the most successful masters in our city as by means of this program I can repair computers very quickly. And I had no till now with it any problems. But recently with the advent of Vista SP2 and Windows 7 it began to give out such errors as this message:

"The system cannot find message text for message number 0x8 in the message file for System".

And after end of its work does not remain logfile - there is no anywhere Combofix.txt. And it occurs in Vista SP2 and in Windows 7. But in Windows XP all is normal ...

Therefore I also ask - in what the reason and what to do in this case?

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:49 AM

"The system cannot find message text for message number 0x8 in the message file for System" was originally caused by Microsoft update KB933928 in 2008 when attempting to use an older version of ComboFix. After the tool was updated to a newer version the error has rarely been encountered except when dealing with some rootkit infections. So the rootkit is the problem, not ComboFix.

If you need further assistance with your malware infection, please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 7 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.

When you have done that, post your log in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the Malware Response Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 01:59 PM

I have created a new theme: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic345145.html
I have made check on the my notebook, where the same problem with Window 7.
I have on it 3 operational systems (Vista 32-bit, Win XP 64-bit and Win7 32-bit) and only with Win7 there is an above-stated problem...
Also on Win XP 64-bit Combofix at all does not work, so it of 64-bits, and whether there is a version of Combofix for 64-bit systems?

Edited by alex1200, 04 September 2010 - 02:16 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:25 PM

Now that your log is 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 Response 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 member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process or make things worst which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Response 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 Response 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 posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Response 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 Malware Response Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic until you are cleared by the Malware Response Team. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, please PM me or another moderator and we will re-open this topic.

Good luck with your log.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 06:15 PM

Also on Win XP 64-bit Combofix at all does not work, so it of 64-bits, and whether there is a version of Combofix for 64-bit systems?

ComboFix is not 64 bit compatible. And to answer your question about a potential 64 bit version of Combofix. It is very unlikely that there will be a 64-bit version of CF since that OS is more secure than a 32-bit system. Due to the architecture in 64-bit Windows and the fact that 64-bit drivers need to be digitally signed, rootkits are not seen as often in 64-bit machines so they are less prone to that type of infection.

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