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What would stop Combofix

I am working on a computer.   I have run the hard drive through malwarebytes, superantispyware, and McAfee.   But since McAfee is now out of date i removed it with the firewall.   I downloaded Combofix to it.   When I run it from the desktop, it starts to run with the first bar going across, but then just stops running.   I redownloaded Combofix, and it did the same thing.   Any reason why I cannot run Combofix?
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syssolut
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syssolut
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Mike_CarrollCommented:
Rename ComboFix.exe to abc.exe and then try running it
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Mike_CarrollCommented:
Incidentally, you  can also run it in safe mode which sometimes helps
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
I already tried running it in safe mode, and it did not work.
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syssolutAuthor Commented:
I will rename it.
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Srikanth_hitsCommented:
Hi,
Reboot in safe mode with networking then preferably download it again and save it to your computer under the name cmd.exe / cmd1.exe , then try running it.

*Make sure you go to Tools > Folder Options > View > Uncheck Hide extensions for know file types. if you are renaming the already downloaded files.


¬JNSV
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DataVaultCommented:
Make sure you clean all your temp files and cache, id also running a defrag, i know it sounds werid but when ever i remove spyware i run it and it makes yourscanning go alot smoother and faster.
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ComputerTechieCommented:
Try downloading a copy of Dr. Web LiveCDfrom a computer with a burner and burn to cd and boot the computer from the bootable cd. http://www.freedrweb.com/livecd/?lng=en

CT

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syssolutAuthor Commented:
I renamed Combofix to just a 3 letter word and it is now working.   It even updated to a newer version.  Thanks
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