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Removing Combofix

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#1 m0nochrome


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Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:03 AM

Hi guys, I'm new here.. I've just come across these forums in a Google search.
I have been advised by someone on another forum to use combofix to get rid of some malware I had on the computer.
Luckily the malware is gone and I seem to be clean after doing various scans. My only problem is that now I want to
remove combofix (as seems to be recommended everywhere I've read) but using cmd and typing "combofix /uninstall"
comes back with a response of Combofix is not recognised as an internal or external command. This could be due to the
fact that I was told to rename combofix.exe to svchost.exe : Please let me know how I can completely remove combofix
without totally destroying my system :) Thanks in advance!

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#2 m0nochrome

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 08:15 AM

No problem, I have solved the issue myself by changing directory in cmd to my desktop and then typing Combofix.exe /unistall
Thanks anyway :)

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 08:29 AM

Welcome to BC m0nochrome

If a trained expert at another forum instructed you to download and use ComboFix, they should have been able to advise you how to remove it when done as part of the clean up process. If the person was not a trained expert, then you should be very cautious about following such instructions and advice.

Anyway, glad to hear you sorted it out.
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