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ComboFix - Uninstallation Blues


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#1 MalwareWarrior

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:45 PM

I was uninstalling ComboFix with the ComboFix /Uninstall command in Run, but near the end, it was stopped on one file, and after an hour or two, it wouldn't finish. So then I closed it with Task Manager, and tried uninstalling it again, but it came back saying "Windows couldn't find the specified path or file, you may not have the rights to access them." ComboFix was saved on my desktop. I tried rebooting the computer, but to no avail. What do I do? I'm using Windows 7 64 bit.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:49 PM

Sounds like ComboFix may have hung up during the uninstall and so it failed to complete properly.

Is the ComboFix icon still on your desktop? If so, just rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe, then double-click on it to remove.

If that does not work, then do this.

Download OTC by OldTimer and save to your Desktop.
  • Double click on the OTC icon on your desktop.
    Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
    If you receive a UAC prompt asking if you would like to continue running the program, you should press the Continue button.
  • Click on the green CleanUp! button.
  • Click Yes when prompted to Begin cleanup process.
  • When it has finished, OTC will ask you to restart the computer.
-- Doing this will remove any specialized tools downloaded and used. If OTC does not delete itself, then delete the file manually when done.
-- Any leftover folders/files related to ComboFix or other tools which OTC did not remove can be deleted manually (right-click on it and choose delete).

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:23 PM

This worked. Thanks!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:53 AM

You're welcome.
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