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Accidentally deleted ComboFix


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#1 xSoulO

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:07 AM

I accidentally deleted ComboFix by putting it in the recycling bin instead of using start then run and putting Combofix /uninstall into the box. Is that bad?

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:07 AM

Not necessarily bad but by doing so, ComboFix related files and folders will remain on the system if you ran the tool before deleting it. The correct way to uninstall ComboFix can be found here. If you have not emptied the Recycle Bin you should be able to restore the file to your Desktop and follow those instructions.
-- If you encounter any problems using the switch from the Run dialog box, just rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe, then double-click on it to remove.

BTW, if you have not already done so, please read ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:17 PM

I had already emptied it. How do I delete the related files and folders?

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:17 PM

Please download the latest version of ComboFix from one of the locations below and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!
Follow these instructions: How to uninstall ComboFix.
  • When it has finished you will see a dialog box stating that "ComboFix has been uninstalled".
  • After that, you can delete the ComboFix.exe program from your computer (Desktop).
  • If you encounter any problems using the switch from the Run dialog box, just rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe, then double-click on it to remove.

Afterwards, please do NOT run ComboFix again unless asked to do so by a member of the Malware Removal Team.
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