Posted 08 October 2011 - 10:25 PM
My apologies in advance if I've jumped the gun...
I was searching for info on anti-malware remediation and came across ComboFix.exe, which I have downloaded, installed and currently have running on an infected WinXP Pro SP2 machine. This machine had an issue that wasn't allowing programs to run... AntiMalwareBytes did find a trojan.dropper which it successfully removed, but after that, the scans get up to around 300+ items and terminates with no message. I've run it safe mode, real mode, reinstalled it a bunch of times.. same behavior. I've tried all the rkill variants.. they all do some screen flashing but never give any kind of status.
But, before I continue further... after reading your instructions I see that I wasn't supposed to run a combofix.. but alas, its currently running on the infected PC and hasn't displayed any of its stages. The last line on the display, which I've been watching for over 3.5 hours how is "However, scan times for badly infected machines may easily double", followed by the cursor blinking on the next line of the blue screen titled "Autoscan". I really don't think I'll see any results pop up on the screen...
Nothing else is running on the computer's taskbar.
So, in order to provide the initial logs and and follow the directions to procure the info you kind folks would like, what do I do???? Alt-F4 the combofix (if that will even work?), cntl-alt-del? start, shutdown, restart?
Thanks in advance for your reply!