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Ran combofix w/out saving first


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#1 9789

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:47 PM

I'm an idiot and ran combofix (suggested by a computer tech friend of mine) without reading the tutorial first. So, I ran it without saving it to my desktop and I didn't move my downloads on my computer before running it. I have the overview of what was cleaned left in notepad and that's it. I pretty much can't open anything on my computer (even notepad). The error message reads "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion". Is there anyway I can fix this problem since the combofix program and what it quarantined from my computer is not saved on my computer?

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 02:39 AM

It is indeed not recommended to run Combofix unsupervised, but in this case just restart your computer once. That should fix the problem.

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