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#1 itster

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

Not sure if this is the proper area to ask for help on this issue. but the last 2 days I have tried using combofix and it seems to lock up after it gets to the point where it warns the scan can take more than 10 minutes. I have been using combofix for quite a few years and have not run into this issue. I have tried downloading combofix directly to get the latest file and still have the same issues. I have tried downloading the file from different locations, using different systems just to eliminate corrupted download file possibilities. I have tried using combo on a perfectly clean system and had same results just to eliminate the possibilities of an infected system being an issue.

I would appreciate a hint as to how to get around this lock up.

Regards

Edited by Budapest, 15 January 2013 - 04:52 PM.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here
Hello itster -
The page above is where I would like you to start - The basics are listed there for you.

Please note that you may think that you are doing the correct thing, but you are cutting down a tree just because you wish for a single toothpick.
By this I just mean, although you think your final intentions are good, you are going about it the wrong way.

First install a Decent Antivirus program (even a Free one), next install a Decent Antimalware scanner like Free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, keep both of these fully Updated, and there is usually no need for Heavy Duty (removal only) programs like ComboFix.
The program has limited usage, and unless you have been trained to read the log output, you are wasting your time and efforts.

I do not wish to go beyond this, but Please read the Full Directions on how the program can go beyond just Malware Removal (on a clean computer it has no use), and read the details of how the program can make alterations to a computer.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

I do appreciate your concern to get me to the right process but I have gone through every step that I can to rectify the issue. I have been using combofix since it's infantile stages and this is the first time I have gone through these issues with this product.

Thanks for the help........

I figured out my issue. The issue resided in the office router configurations that had recently changed. The issue was corrupting all files coming through.

Edited by itster, 16 January 2013 - 10:19 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

Hi -

Happy to see you figured the problem at your end.

I still say that using this tool on a clean computer can cause problems for you, and I have seen a few computers that do have boot problems.

But, in the end no one can not prevent you from using the tool, and we can only offer the posted site warnings - :)

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