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#1 Gmer99

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

I am experiencing some kind of error on Combofix cleaning in Safe Mode since few days ago after  I download a fresh copy of a new Combofix and I try to run it in Safe Mode after few second of running 3-4 Stages a strage window pop up ... with this message : " Command Standard Stream Splitter stopped Working" ... something with 3XE  crash ... it was odd to happen many times this window pops up several times even if I close it it pops up again and again many many times .... I think I might be infected with nasty rootkit or something please give some advice or some clues how to stop this window or to find the virus who is slowing down Combofix is not scanning fast in Safe Mode like it used to do few months ago ... I need some good help from you guys ... thanks !! :step1: 


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:21 PM

Why are you running it in safe mode? ComboFix is optimized to run from normal mode where it is most effective.

As a general policy, Bleeping Computer does not offer advice on how to run ComboFix unless we asked someone to run it or if there is a problem with the computer caused by running the tool. We recommend that people should not be using ComboFix without being advised to do so by a trained expert (see here) who is assisting them deal with a malware problem. When issues arise due to complex malware infections, possible false detections, problems running ComboFix (i.e. stalling, hanging, crashing) or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual assistance. When false detections are identified, experts have access to the developer and can report them so he can investigate, confirm and make corrections. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment.

Also be aware that using ComboFix is only one part of the disinfection process. Preliminary scans from other tools like DDS, OTL, RSIT and GMER should be used first because they provide comprehensive logs with specific details about files, folders and registry keys which may have been modified by malware infection. Analysis of those logs allows planning a strategy for effective disinfection and a determination if using ComboFix is necessary.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:30 PM

I have some experience in use of Combofix in Safe Mode only because it scans much faster this way on my Pentium 4 PC works great in safe mode , saved my computer several time from a bunch of hidden rootkits and malware , so i use it on my own PC with no fear and never showed this pop up before ... In normal mode Combofix is slow and i have to wait about 30 minutes or more to scan for deep infections . 

Lat time when i had issues with rootkits and i posted on this forum to ask for help i did whatever the dude asked and i posted logs of many tool as I was told to do and No one gave me a clue how everal Spyware and Trojans most of the in system 32 files lurked in my PC , so I had to buy a firewall hardware to stop hackers snooping in my network and PC's ...

 I will reply with a fresh Combofix log as soon i will run a fresh download of Combofix on my machine , thanks !!!



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:18 PM

You're welcome and good luck.
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