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Combofix Uninstallation


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#1 Helpneeded55

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:18 AM

Hello. Last week I was trying to fix a computer problem. I was asked to run combofix. I tried it and it did not run saying avast needed to be disabled. I tried to disable avast but it did not work so I was not able to run combofix. It was late so I decided to leave it for the next day. however something urgent came up and I had to leave town. I could not come back to it until now. unfortunately I cannot find the previous post nor remember the account name seeing as none of my browsers seem to keep history or username password info.

 

I was wondering if there is some sort of command line that I can type in "Run" to get combofix to uninstall.

 

Thank you for your time.



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:41 AM

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sUBs is the developer of ComboFix and other anti-malware utilities and scripts.  These tools are 100% free for non-commercial use and are created through a significant investment of sUBs time.  If you have found his tools helpful and would like to show your appreciation, please feel free to leave a tip via his paypal button below.

 

I've never installed combofix, so I don't know if it's in the installed programs list or not ("add remove programs" for XP - "programs & features" for VISTA etc.), but I would look there first, & if so, uninstall from there. If not, do a search for file names with "combo fix" in it, as well as the publisher "subs", & delete the folders. I always do a search anyway, after I uninstall from the programs list, after a reboot, for "empty" folders. Then I run CCleaner registry cleaner, (that's my personal choice), as it's a matter of debate, & there are 2 schools of thought on it. Make sure in your search settings under "advanced" that you have checked "system folders", "hidden files & folders", & "subfolders". 



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:09 AM

Hello...

 

Uninstall ComboFix:

  • turn off all active protection software
  • push the "windows key" + "R" (between the "Ctrl" button and "Alt" Button)
  • please copy and past the following into the box ComboFix /Uninstall and click OK.
  • Note the space between the X and the /Uninstall, it needs to be there.
  • CF-Uninstall.png

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