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Do not run combofix in compatibility mode


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#1 losduarte

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:54 PM

Intro: Hello, after running Rkill, I tried to run Combofix. But, an error message appeared, "Do not run combofix in compatibility mode." I don't even know what compatibility mode is. I ran DDS and ASW; I have those logs. However, I must be doing something wrong when I run GMER, because when I return to my computer it is shut off and no log is to be found anywhere. Please advise.

I will upload what I have. Sorry, for not having the GMER log.

Symptoms: when browsing the internet there is a suspicious sluggishness, particularly noticeable when using the scroll bar, even when using nimble browsers like K-Meleon, IQ, Green Browser, etc. Even when using large browsers like Mozilla, I have 150MB of RAM available. So, I have ruled out a memory issue. When not browsing and using programs like MS Word, Windows Explorer to search for files, Acrobat reader, etc, the sluggishness persists.

Steps taken: I have run Malawarebytes, Spyware Terminator, and Glary Registry Repair, CC Cleaner, but no noticeable change. My anti-virus is AVIRA, which has not detected any anomalies.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:09 PM

Hello losduarte,

For now, please do not run ComboFix on this Win2K machine.

Steps taken: I have run Malawarebytes, Spyware Terminator, and Glary Registry Repair, CC Cleaner, but no noticeable change. My anti-virus is AVIRA, which has not detected any anomalies.


Have any of those tools detected anything? How long ago did this issue with sluggishness begin?

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:18 PM

Hello losduarte,

For now, please do not run ComboFix on this Win2K machine.

Steps taken: I have run Malawarebytes, Spyware Terminator, and Glary Registry Repair, CC Cleaner, but no noticeable change. My anti-virus is AVIRA, which has not detected any anomalies.


Have any of those tools detected anything? How long ago did this issue with sluggishness begin?


Hello, sorry for not responding sooner. On November 9, 2011 Avira gave me a warning, "C:\WINNT\system32\dllcache\wsecedit.dll
[WARNING] The file could not be opened!"

The sluggishness started one month ago. Thank you.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:01 PM

Hello all, does anyone have any suggestions?

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:05 PM

Hello. Your AV is not detecting any malware, and Combofix is no longer compatible with Win2k. I would suggest posting in the Windows 2000 support section for troubleshooting advice regarding the slowness of the computer.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:48 PM

thank you




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