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Cleanup after running CF on my own

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#1 David Balažic

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:13 PM


I made the mistake of running Combofix on my own initiative.

This is on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (up to date).

I had a few programs open when I ran ComboFix: Windows Explorer, Firefox, uTorrent, HDDLED, CursorHider and maybe bitcoin-qt (not sure)
Some of them were closed by CF.
Then suddenly the CF exe file disappeared from the folder where it was. Also the CF windows was nowhere to be seen any more.

As I had two copies of ComboFix.exe, I started the other one. (version
This time it ran to the end and displayed the log.

There was no malware reported, but CursorHider.exe and c:\programdata\ntuser.dat were deleted (moved to quarantine).

The question is, how to revert the changes?

I found this topic suggesting System Restore, but when I start System Restore, I get a dialog warning that System Restore is disabled. So I decided to ask here before doing anything more.

Thanks in advance,

Edited by David Balažic, 14 September 2012 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:22 PM

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Since you ran Combofix...

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#3 David Balažic

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:20 AM


I created this new topic

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:13 PM

Since a new post for this problem has been posted in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs Forum
I am closing this one to prevent confusion.


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