I was reading this thread, (Note: thread heading is AntiVirus apps don't work, AntiVirus sites blocked, Spywareguard2008 not deletable) and hoped Combo-Fix might solve my problem with Windows Police Pro hijack virus that won't allow other pgms to run and apparently locks out other antivirus software and even Malwarebytes.
Computer is a Dell laptop running XP Home.
Problem is now ComboFix is in an endless loop. It runs fine, except for one error when starting saying it can't find C:\ComboFix\Update-CF.cmd, but continues to run and finally finding 6 problem files noted as Rootkit files.
ComboFix has detected the presence of rootkit activity and needs to reboot the machine
Kindly note down on paper, the name of each file. We may need it later
The problem comes when I click OK to reboot the process starts all over again automatically. Doesn't matter if I boot to normal mode and log in as the user, boot to Safe Mode and log in as either the user or Administrator account, the program begins again.
Nothing gets fixed. Program finds the files, reboots, runs itself again and finds the files, reboots...
Is there a way to stop the program from automatically running or is something else wrong?
Update: Finally got the program to stop with Ctrl-Break.
Just out of curiosity I opened Windows Explorer and checked under the folder C:\ComboFix for the .cmd file mentioned but found instead a complete directory of the PC just like I'd get from My Computer and appears to be endless levels. I stopped counting after 10.