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I'm having a problem with a thing called PEV.cffx

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#1 lazydogweb


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Posted 28 December 2010 - 07:30 PM

My computer recently started running REALLY slow. It started with the update to AVG Free. I removed AVG using their tool. I get no report of anything from Malwarebytes, or AVAST Free. It is a Compaq CQ60-615DX Notebook. When it boots up I right away get a notice that HP Advisor won't work, and I can't get online. I also get an error pop up constantly that says PEV.cfxxe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and noticy you if a solution is available. Even if I run in SafeMode, this is what I get. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit OS. I have 2 GB of memory installed and it is an Intel Celeron CPU 900 @ 2.20 GHz 2.19 GHz. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 12:19 AM

PEV.cfxxe is part of ComboFix. When did you install and run it?

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. When issues arise due to complex malware infections, possible false detections, problems running ComboFix or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual assistance. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

To uninstall ComboFix, click Posted Image > Run... and type in the run dialog box: ComboFix /Uninstall
  • Press OK.
    -- Vista/Windows 7 users refer to these instructions: How to Enable Run Command in Windows 7 or Vista
  • If you encounter any problems using the switch from the Run dialog box, just rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe, then double-click on it to remove.
  • This will delete ComboFix's related folders/files, reset the clock settings, hide file extensions/system files, clear the System Restore cache to prevent possible reinfection and create a new Restore point.

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