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repeating nested combofix folders in c: drive

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#1 gnube


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:13 AM

I have a Windows XP Home SP2 which was given to me by a client to transfer data to a new laptop, then remove personal profile before the computer is given to his niece. I updated to SP3, created a new profile in the admin group, logged off original profile, logged in to the new one, then attempted to delete the owner's profile. That process was unsuccessful (the removal hung). I started looking through the computer, and noticed an item on the c: drive named combofix with an icon like 'My Computer'. When I explored it in Windows, I saw a replication of the whole tree of My Computer. I ran CHKDSK, but there were no errors found. When I searched the c: drive for items named combofix, I ended up with a list of 6 of them before I stopped the search, all showing as contained in the c: drive root. I am currently imaging the hard drive for safety, and preparing this post from another computer

Edited by gnube, 27 August 2011 - 02:29 AM.

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#2 gnube

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:09 AM

After I had imaged the c: drive, I deleted the item c:\combofix, rebooted the computer, and successfully removed the Profile and its files. Consider this resolved. i have no idea how or why it got this way. I not only came in after the performance started, I didn't have a program either! :wink:

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for letting us know that you have resolved it, happy computing :).


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