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Re: Possible Malware/Hijacking

Unread postby Ferretman » November 23rd, 2008, 12:14 am

katana wrote:
Ferretman wrote:I'll give the Combfix run a try to be sure.


I'm sorry, I don't understand you.


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You suggested running "Combofix /u", which appears to have uninstalled it.

A good idea really...don't want to leave that lying around.

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Re: Possible Malware/Hijacking

Unread postby Katana » November 23rd, 2008, 10:37 am

Ferretman wrote:You suggested running "Combofix /u", which appears to have uninstalled it.

Yes, it uninstalls Combofix and all the files it quarantined as well as removing old restore points and creating a new clean one.
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Re: Possible Malware/Hijacking

Unread postby Ferretman » November 23rd, 2008, 10:44 am

katana wrote:
Ferretman wrote:You suggested running "Combofix /u", which appears to have uninstalled it.

Yes, it uninstalls Combofix and all the files it quarantined as well as removing old restore points and creating a new clean one.


Excellent.

Working on the various updates now. Turns out some of them are spurious listings from an old backup of my mother's computer, so after updating the locals I'm re-running the software update scan.
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Re: Possible Malware/Hijacking

Unread postby Ferretman » November 26th, 2008, 8:04 pm

And here's my final report!

In a (couple of) words: Looking good.

I've re-run all of the malware scanners and antivirus and whatnot again just prior to this post, and they all came up negative. A couple of the suggested ones fight with each other a bit (now I remember why I got rid of Scotty) but it's nothing major. No anomalous behaviors have been noted in any of my surfing or whatnot, which is what prompted me to note the problem in the first place.

Looks good. Thanks for the assist, katana!

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Re: Possible Malware/Hijacking

Unread postby NonSuch » November 29th, 2008, 4:48 am

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