I just ran COMBOFIX -- Big Problems

By tri3 ยท 7 replies
Oct 9, 2007
  1. OCTOBER 9, 2007

    My system was pretty clean but I was advised to run Combofix to be sure.

    Without accidentally running it again and causing more problems including a forced reboot, I have the detail that it is 1,486K in size.

    Presently, all of my printers have disappeared.

    It's behavior is reckless. It seems to look for specific file name regardless of whether they are infected. In some cases they are valid system files.

    CarlD reply to trimagna at yahoo dot com
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I have moved your post to it`s own thread.

    Who advised you to run Combofix and why. Also, where did you get it from?

    I`ve not seen that particular behaviour before. You`ll need to reinstall your printers.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. tri3

    tri3 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Here are my logs.
    How do I undo?

    ComboFix 07-10-09.3 - Administrator 10/08/2007 22:13:31.1 - NTFSx86
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional 5.0.2195.3.1252.1.1033.18.29 [GMT -7:00]
    Running from: F:\Downloads\VirusCheckers\ComboFix GeeksToGo Like HijackThis.exe
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I can`t see anything there that would account for your printer problems.

    I`ll ask you again. Why were you advised to run Combofix in the first place?

    From what location did you download Combofix?

    Regards Howard :)
  5. VGDictator

    VGDictator TS Rookie

    I found this link. Maybe that's what's wrong?
  6. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Yes this was resolved. There was a rootkit in the program and everyone was told by Howard here at Techspot. It was deleting peoples files ect... this could have happened to you.

    Here is the thread, Howard informing everyone that it is now safe to use.

    Have you got a system restore point before you installed Combofix? If so you could do a system restore.

    You say you need the help, but you aren't answering the questions asked. Please answer them questions from Howard.

    Regards Jase :wave: :wave:
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That was from february, when there was a problem with Combofix.

    That problem was resolved. There is no longer a problem with Combofix

    I have no idea why tri3`s printers have gone missing, but it`s quite possible it was nothing to do with Combofix, as I`ve never seen this behaviour before.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Same here Howard. It's confused me.

    Regards Jase :)
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