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Registry key marked for deletion?

Discussion in 'Malware Help - MG (A Specialist Will Reply)' started by Ben Morgan, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Ben Morgan

    Ben Morgan Private E-2

    Hello, I ran Combofix today because my computer was running slow and I thought I had a virus, after I ran combofix my computer is significantly faster but now when I try to load a program from the start menu it gives me an error "Registry key marked for deletion". What caused this, and how do I fix it? Attached is my Combofix log

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  2. chaslang

    chaslang MajorGeeks Admin - Master Malware Expert Staff Member

    You should not be running ComboFix as a first line of malware removal. And just because a PC is slow, it does not mean you have malware. And running ComboFix is not a cure for slow PCs either. You should NEVER be running ComboFix on your own and it should only be run after running other malware cleaning tools as instructed here READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

    You were asked to run this in your previous thread ( see: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=206955 ) and you never responded. If you are not going to follow up then please don't waste our time by posting.

    You may now have to do a reinstall because there is no know easy fix for this problem where registry keys are marked for deletion. We have no way of knowing which ones and cannot try to fix it since we don't know what to fix. One thing you could try is doing a System Restore to before you had this problem. Not sure this will help though.

    And by the way, your ComboFix log shows that ComboFix did not really remove anything of signifcance. Just 2 folders from the Recycle Bin and one other unnecessary .inf file.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  3. Ben Morgan

    Ben Morgan Private E-2

    Okay, I did everything it said in the malware removal guide. Here are my various logs

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  4. Ben Morgan

    Ben Morgan Private E-2

    Here is the last log

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  5. chaslang

    chaslang MajorGeeks Admin - Master Malware Expert Staff Member

    Other than what has already been fixed, your logs are clean. You should howver updated SUPERAntiSpyware since you are about 190 database versions old. Run a new scan just to be safe.

    Do you know what the below folders are for?
    TEMP(1~1      Jan  4 2010              "temp(115)"
    TEMP(1~2      Jan  2 2010              "temp(100)"
    TEMP(52)      Dec 31 2009              "Temp(52)"
    TEMP(84)      Jan  2 2010              "temp(84)"

    Also J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 2 as requested in the READ & RUN ME.

    If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
    1. We recommend you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no protection. They do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.
    2. If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)
      • Click START then RUN and enter the below into the run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
      • "%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /uninstall
        • Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /uninstall, it must be there.
        • This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.
    3. Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
    4. If we had you download any registry patches like fixme.reg or fixWLK.reg (or any others), you can delete these files now.
    5. If running Vista, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
    6. Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis.
    7. Goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
    8. If you are running Vista, Windows XP or Windows ME, do the below:
      • Refer to the cleaning procedures pointed to by step 6 of the READ ME for your Window version and see the instructions to Disable System Restore which will flush your Restore Points.
      • Then reboot and Enable System Restore to create a new clean Restore Point.
    9. After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:

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