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Removing leftover ComboFix folders Windows 10


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#1 chipparus2

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 10:33 AM

Hi,

 

Looking through the C:drive on my Widows 10 desktop PC, I have discovered a folder named ComboFix. I ran a ComboFix scan and repair a couple of years back under directions from BleepingComputer.com when i had a different username (chipparus) and adifferent OS (Windows 7 I think).

 

Out of curiosity I looked at the properties of this folder which states

Type: Folder

Location:   C:/

Size:   60.3 MB

Files    337

Folders    3

 

However, when I click on the folder it seems to contain a replication of "My PC" including six system folders and Drives: C:/, D:/, E:/, F:/ & G:/ including all content amounting to over 500GB. I am wondering if this is a duplication or some sort of false library folder and whether or not I can get rid of it?

 

Any advice would be much appreciated.

 

Many thanks

 

Roger

 

 

 

 



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 02:23 PM

Please download DelFix by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
  • Double-click on delfix.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8/10 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Put a check mark next to these items:
    - Remove disinfection tools
    - Create registry backup
    delfix.jpg
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  • Click the "Run" button.
  • When the tool has finished, it will create and open a log report (DelFix.txt)
-- Doing this should remove ComboFix and all of its related files/folders as well as any other 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 08 September 2015 - 02:51 PM

Thank you Quietman7, for the very speedy response.

 

That very quickly and effectively cured my problem my (C:) drive now looks much leaner and neater.

 

Thanks again



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 03:30 PM

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