I was having a google redirect issue that none of my programs could fix. My brother tried to fix my laptop and he ran combofix, and made it worse. He didn't follow any instructions (just ran it) and afterwards I couldn't open anything. Everything I tried (programs or files) came up with an error message saying that the registry keys were marked for deletion.
I found a few threads and the advice given to other people with the same problem was to open in safe mode and run sfc /scannow. I couldn't get into safe mode (windows start up repair launched and then froze...the second time I started windows normally and it worked). I ran sfc /scannow and it seemed to fix the registry key problem. The google redirect issue seems to be gone also.
My question is - now what do I do? Should I follow the instructions and run combofix again? Should I post the log from combofix in the log forum? Or just leave everything alone?
I'm not familiar with combofix but it seems like a pretty powerful tool, and I want to make sure there aren't huge steps I need to take now that it has been run on my pc.
*Using a Compaq laptop with Vista Home Premium.
Edited by yonsterr, 17 April 2011 - 11:28 AM.