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#1 1bayouboy

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:55 PM

I have ran combofix in the past and have the directory qoobox.   I tried to un the "combofix /uninstall" command but

the command combofix isn't found.   I have a directory on C: called acombofix.    

 

Thanks,

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:48 PM

ComboFix needs to be on your Desktop in order to uninstall it properly. <-Important!!!

 

The correct way to remove all of its related folders, files and logs is to uninstall ComboFix following these instructions.

  • When finished you will see a dialog box stating that "ComboFix has been uninstalled".
  • After that, you can remove the ComboFix.exe program from your Desktop by right-clicking on it and choosing delete.
  • If you encounter any problems using the switch from the Run dialog box, just rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe, then double-click on it to remove.

If ComboFix is no longer on your Desktop, re-download it from here, save to the Desktop  and follow the instructions above to properly uninstall it from your computer.

 

 

Another option if the above is still unsuccessful is to  download DelFix by Xplode and save to your Desktop.

  • Double-click on delfix.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Put a check mark next to these items:
    - Activate UAC
    - Remove disinfection tools
    - Create registry backup
    - Purge System Restore
    - Reset system settings
  • Click the "Run" button.
  • When the tool has finished, it will create and open a log report (DelFix.txt)
  • A copy of that report will be saved to the following location C:\DelFix.txt.

-- Doing this will remove many specialized tools downloaded and used for malware removal. Any leftover logs, files, folders or tools remaining on your Desktop which were not removed can be deleted manually (right-click on it and choose delete).
 


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:12 PM

Thanks Quietman,

  That worked and I was able to delete QooBox.   I still have two file folders on my C:\....one called ComboFix and

one with a random string name.   Double clicking either show me the top level view of the drives on this PC.

Can I simply move those to the recycle bin??   I means, there's no underlying link to the actual drives

if I delete them??

/d


Edited by 1bayouboy, 02 February 2014 - 01:12 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:14 PM

They should have been removed with the uninstall. Did you also run DelFix?
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:22 PM

I didn't run Delfix.   I have Malwarebytes Pro installed and use hitman pro and adwcleaner periodically.   I didn't want anything else to uninstall.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 06:17 PM

DelFix only removes specialized fix tools....neither Malwarebytes or Hitman Pro fall into that category.

AdwCleaner is frequently updated and a fresh couple should be downloaded before using it to ensure you have the most current version.
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:23 PM

Thanks Quietman,

  I'm good to go.   It worked the second time I tried it.  McAfee interfered the first time,

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:29 PM

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