We can remove the Recovery Console if that's what you want, but I'd ask you to consider leaving it.
Having it installed won't affect the normal running & functionality of Windows at all. Likewise it wont affect the running of Avast's boot scan. Nothing loads at start up unless you choose the option to enter the Recovery Console when you're presented with the option before Windows boots
The Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is a special environment that enables you to carry out some tasks & repairs outside
of normal Windows. It can be helpful in the event you have a problem, such as you not being able to boot into Windows - hence the reason it is installed by Combofix.
There's a description of what the Recovery Console is on the Microsoft Support site in this knowledgebase article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058
The options you see at boot up are stored in the boot.ini
file. Removal of the Recovery Console will require the editing of your boot.ini
- Open Notepad.
- Copy and Paste everything from inside the Code Box below into Notepad (Do not include Code:)
- Code: Select all
xcopy C:\boot.ini "%userprofile%\desktop\" /h
attrib -s -h "%userprofile%\desktop\boot.ini"
ren "%userprofile%\desktop\boot.ini" bootini.txt
- Go to File >> Save As
- Save File name as Look.bat
- Change Save as Type to All Files and save the file to your Desktop.
- It should look like this:
Now double click on the desktop Look.bat
to run the batch file. It will self-delete when completed and produce a notepad text file named bootini
on your desktop.
Post the contents of that file in your next reply & let me know whether you would still like to remove the Recovery Console, or leave it installed.