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Can't find this startup item in Google anywhere...(Win XP)

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#1 ripvanwallace


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:53 PM

Startup Item is just the capital letter "C"




"C:\comfix\CF5725.cfxxe /c "C:\comfix\C.bat"


Google tries to change it to combofix, but when you search only for just "comfix" nothing shows up as a result.


Anyone know what this is?

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:09 PM

I found this: http://www.exterminate-it.com/malpedia/file/comfix.bat


Perhaps a malware specialist will advise.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:19 AM

I would have said the registry key is part of combofix left behind, or combofix got stuck


At times I have known files and folders for combofix to change to try and get around malware that has for instance blocked the name "combofix" from running in the past.


The registry key 


"C:\comfix\CF5725.cfxxe /c "C:\comfix\C.bat"   = file location and file to run the batch file in location .......



From approx 2009 days,  TDL2, 2+ days which had a block list 



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:21 PM

I found this: http://www.exterminate-it.com/malpedia/file/comfix.bat
Perhaps a malware specialist will advise.

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