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#1 BigDreamer

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:23 PM

I ran ComboFix and after stage 50 it started to delete everything I had in the first directory on my "C" drive. The directory is named "A1" and it deleted homework, vacation pics, txt files and forms. I had to pull the plug on my PC to stop it.

Now on my "C" drive there is a directory called ComboFix and you click on the "+" there is a list of all my drives and under the "C" drive there is another ComboFix drive. This keep putting ComboFix directories over and over again. How to I fix my directory so ComboFix doesnt duplicate itself over and over? I tried to delete something from one of the subdirectory and it deleted off the main tree so I coant just delete it. BTW ComboFix does not have a file folder for a icon, it has a monitor like My Computer has.

You can see ComboFix in the attached jpg 3 time so you can see what I am talking about.

TIA

Windows 7 Ultimate SR1 32 bit.
AMD 6000+
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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:28 PM

First:

No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. When issues arise with new malware infections or other security tools conflicting with ComboFix, experts are aware of them and can advise users what should or should not be done while providing assistance. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

What specific issues are you having that requires using ComboFix?

Compliments of QuietMan7

Second:

Since you ran Combofix, Please follow the instructions in ==>Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

Most importantly please be patient till you get a reply to your topic. If you receive a reply from the HelpBot, then please follow the instructions outlined in the helpbot's post.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:38 PM

Here is the link to my new post
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic455789.html

Thank You

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:54 PM

Now that you have properly posted a malware log topic, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on, the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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