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Combofix changes default codepage

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#1 LittleBit17


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:03 AM

My default codepage in a command/dox-bos running on WinXP was 850.

After runnnig Combofix the default codepage is changed to 1252.

I see that Combofix is running a setpath batchfile with a chcp command,

so Combofix is indeed setting/changing the CodePage.

Any suggestions about restoring the default codepage to the original value (850) ?

(OK, I can use MS recovery but perhaps there is an easier way).

Edited by hamluis, 23 May 2013 - 07:15 AM.
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:27 AM


See 2nd answer.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:41 AM

> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7432545/change-codepage-in-cmd-permanently

Thanks for your reply,
I checked -see picture- and both OEMCP and ACP keys are already set to the correct codepage 850.
Still -even after system reset- my Command-box starts with codepage 1252.
So Combofix has changed something else probably.



Edited by LittleBit17, 23 May 2013 - 06:31 AM.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:31 PM

Hi -

I am sure you do not want this, but I will still post the "general link" regarding ComboFix usage -


The tool comes with no warranty (implied or other) from the designer sUBs for the reason that it should only be used under supervision.

Did you run the tool to remove a "specific infection", or as part of your "regular" operations ?


If there was no specific infection, a new restore point should have been created that may help you.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:21 AM

If you ran Combofix due to malware infection, its log should be thoroughly reviewed by trained experts before proceeding further. ComboFix should have saved that log to the root directory, usually C:\ComboFix.txt.

Please follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide For Requesting Help starting at Step 6. When you have done that, start a new topic and post the required logs to include your ComboFix log in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts. After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can closed this one.
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