1.    15 Oct 2017 #1
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    Being forced into CMD before desktop - Windows 10 - Soundmixer virus.




    So I got myself a nice little Soundmixer.exe viral infection. I SEEM to have got rid of the infection but in doing so appear to have mildly... 'broken' Windows 10.

    In short, before, a .bat would run at startup and try to run soundmixer.exe. That played havoc. I eventually cleaned the bat out, so I thought, and removed the soundmixer virus. But I've been left with this.

    It reminds me of the old DOS days when you booted into DOS and then exe'd for Windows 3.1, or slightly later when you would deliberately boot into DOS for Windows 95. Only there's no DOS here.

    This basically precedes the desktop now - I've looked in every startup location I can think of and got rid of any miscreants but this is now the state of play; I have to ctrl alt del to force start explorer and then it does start just fine.

    But I'd like rid of the command prompt black screen.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers.
    Last edited by DannyG13; 15 Oct 2017 at 17:19.
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  2.    15 Oct 2017 #2
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    "SEEM to have got rid of the infection"

    How did you 'seem' to do that ? Did you run Defender/Malwarebytes ? SUPERantispyware free will do an even deeper scan even in quick mode. These infections have a way of hiding in the registry to keep retriggering. If all these steps fail, you can either clean install or wait of Fall Creators Update to upgrade your OS.
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  3.    15 Oct 2017 #3
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    Try this.......

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  4.    15 Oct 2017 #4
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    Boot problems: Black screen + CMD no explorer.exe Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    There was a similar problem, download Autoruns, search for CMD and disable it, if you find any.
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  5.    15 Oct 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    "SEEM to have got rid of the infection"

    How did you 'seem' to do that ? Did you run Defender/Malwarebytes ? SUPERantispyware free will do an even deeper scan even in quick mode. These infections have a way of hiding in the registry to keep retriggering. If all these steps fail, you can either clean install or wait of Fall Creators Update to upgrade your OS.
    They didn't. I'd run MWB which failed, but thanks to this post gave Superantispyware a shot - I used to like it, then intensely disliked it, but then seeing your post and feeling a little out of options thought I'd give it a shot. It found the infection, and cleaned it no trouble. This scanner has clearly massively improved and evidently has beaten Kaspersky and MWB in this case.

    So, thank you for the advice, it worked very nicely indeed
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  6.    15 Oct 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Boot problems: Black screen + CMD no explorer.exe Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    There was a similar problem, download Autoruns, search for CMD and disable it, if you find any.
    I'd already tried this, and couldn't find a single CMD reference in the whole thing. It really was a deep-rooted virus in my case and as you see I solved it.
    @Plankton, thank you also for the feedback.
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  7.    15 Oct 2017 #7
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    "This scanner has clearly massively improved and evidently has beaten Kaspersky and MWB in this case.
    So, thank you for the advice, it worked very nicely indeed
    "

    EXCELLENT ! Please mark this topic solved so someone in the same boat can more easily find solution. Cheers.
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  8.    15 Oct 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgeek View Post
    "This scanner has clearly massively improved and evidently has beaten Kaspersky and MWB in this case.
    So, thank you for the advice, it worked very nicely indeed
    "

    EXCELLENT ! Please mark this topic solved so someone in the same boat can more easily find solution. Cheers.
    Done, thank you. I'll also edit the title to reflect the current problems with Soundmixer.exe virus and the problems it's causing online.
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