If you uninstalled AVG and ComboFix is still detecting it as present, then the uninstall most likely did not completely remove all traces
of files/folders/registry entries which were created during the installation. You can download and use AVG's uninstall/cleanup utility (AVG Remover
) provided in the AVG 2011+9.0+8.x Uninstall/Re-Install Instructions
or Opswat AppRemover
- supported applications list
. However, even after using vendor specific uninstallers and removal tools, they do not always do a comprehensive job and you still may need to manually remove
folders and other remnants left behind.
Also be aware that 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, 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