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I used combofix and need help


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#1 tobaki

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:28 PM

Against all sage advice, I looked at a previous entry and used combofix following those guidelines. Obviously, I'm not the genius my mother hoped I would be. If someone could help me out, I would be grateful.

I'm running a dell, windows vista. My computer was slowing down because of a PING.exe file I saw under task manager. TDSSkiller failed me. Norton Antivirus failed me. I posted on whatthetech.com and received no reply. So I got tired of waiting and used combofix. Everything got cleaned and worked perfectly for 2 days.

This morning, my computer wouldn't start. I tried to restore it, but there is no recovery section for some reason. I'm trying to avoid reformatting the laptop. If someone can help me, please let me know. Thanks.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:50 AM

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Lets give it a try. You will need a USB (Flash) pendrive.

For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
  • Restart the computer.
  • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  • Click on Repair your computer menu item.
  • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account and click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:

Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt

  • Select Command Prompt
  • In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
  • The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
  • Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
  • In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
    Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
  • The tool will start to run.
  • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:25 PM

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