Posted 18 January 2011 - 05:19 PM
Hi I want to start out by saying I know not to run combofix without being instructed to but a friend of mine dropped off a system to me that he said was running slow. I told him about this site and as far as I know he had someone on here (although it could also be geeks to go not sure) help him out and they ran malware bytes (found a couple files 10 tops) then ran super antispyware(didn't find anything), also ran spybot(never found anything), then they ran tdsskiller(clean), at that point they sugested he run combofix and this is where the problem starts it gets to the point where it backs up the registry and then it said that it is about to run and could take up to 10 minuits but it completely freezes the system and the only thing you can do is hold the power button to turn it off. He got nervous that he was going to mess this up so he dropped it off to me. I tried running it in safemode and same thing then I tried rkil first and still froze at the same point. It is a dell laptop 610 with xp installed and I cleaned the fan and applied thermal grease to the cpu as it was getting hot but now that I have that straightened out it still won't run. Another thing I noticed was that it detects avg as being installed which has been removed. I ran that avg remover as well from the grisoft website but it still detects it. I searched the hard drive as well as the registry and cannot find any reference to avg. Any Ideas as to what I can do to get combofix to run?