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combo fix malware download will not run/open

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#1 pupsik


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Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:34 AM

Hello folks.........1st time user and aged amateur only so be kind to an old man eh? I downloaded a Combofix malware fixer to the desktop but it will not run. This is to try and kill a rootkit virus identified by my Avast a/v programme as a 'read only so can't delete it' type of message repeatedly about 3 mins after start up.

I have Avast scanned the actual folder with the alleged bug in it and the Avast dialogue result says 'No Threats'.......while an Avast PC scan identifies a virus.

So.....what to do?? For example > can I try and delete bug manually? > why does Combo fix not run? and other tiresome questions.

many thanks anyone/everyone


Edited by hamluis, 14 February 2011 - 08:56 AM.
Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:00 AM

I am moving your topic from the XP forum to the Am I Infected forum...where you can receive guidance/assistance with your malware situation.

I strongly urge you not to ever consider running ComboFix or other powerful malware tools...on your own.

See comments by Quietman at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic362516.html .


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