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Combofix and Windows 7?


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#1 rrtzmd

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:15 PM

...when attempting to run combofix I get an error message saying it's incompatible with my os...I use 64 bit Windows 7 -- is there a combofix for that?...thanks.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:14 PM

Combofix is not 64 bit compatible.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:44 AM

Currently there is not a 64 bit version of ComboFix, and no plans as of this post to create one that I am aware of. In my opinion the author has his hands full maintaining the current version.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:16 PM

I added a note about system requirements in the ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here thread.
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:41 AM

Plus there is little need to run ComboFix on 64 bit systems as rootkits are virtually eliminated, starting with Vista 64 bit.
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:46 PM

I'm sorry I have to disagree with those users that are saying protection or rather disinfection of a 64 bit operating system is not necessary and that there is no need for a Combofix of this caliber. I am an on-site service technician for a well known brand of computers and I routinely see massive infections in such operating systems.

It's true the users are usually ignorant or careless about keeping the garbage out of their machine to begin with, but these are the same users that make their problems somebody else's the minute things don't work the way they think they should. The fact is most 64 bit operating systems are not used that way especially consistently. Most buyers of whatever computer they end up with are not so concerned about the fact that their operating system is 64 bit, only that it's twice the number of a 32 bit operating system therefore it must be better/nicer. 64bit operating systems only work in 64 bit mode when everything you use (programs) are also 64 bit flavors of everyone's favorite software, some are not even available that way yet and thus the machine uses the program in 32 bit mode. By excluding Combofix for these people, you are allowing a safe haven for viruses that through the attempt of all other anti-virus programs could not be removed by any other means.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:58 PM

Hello as of Dec 14,2010 CF is now 64 bit compatible.

The last post before yourrs was Posted 24 December 2009 -
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:43 PM

Hello as of Dec 14,2010 CF is now 64 bit compatible.

The last post before yourrs was Posted 24 December 2009 -

In that case could you point me to a link, because the version of Combofix I have says it's not compatible with Windows Vista or 7, thanks.

Edited by Protege, 22 January 2011 - 11:43 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2011 - 01:36 AM

Link is here: How to use ComboFix

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:34 PM

Thank you for the link however, when I run Combofix it tells me that there is a new version available for download. In cases where internet activity has been blocked it will force Combofix to work in what it calls "reduced functionality mode". Which is why I was wondering if there is a link to the newest version of Combofix? -the version that is downloaded by the Combofix version posted above. Thanks

Edited by Protege, 23 January 2011 - 03:35 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:41 PM

Interesting. . . I'll alert the site owner that the link needs updating.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:44 PM

how do i replace my 32bit combofix with the 64 bit version for windows 7

Edited by Rdms, 14 March 2011 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2011 - 05:00 PM

Delete it and download the latest version.

CF is frequently updated and you should not be using old versions.


IMPORTANT!: If you ran or want to run ComboFix on your own due to malware infection, please be aware that using it is only one part of the disinfection process. Preliminary scans from other tools like DDS, RSIT and GMER should be used first because they provide comprehensive logs with specific details about files, folders and registry keys which may have been modified by malware infection. Analysis of those logs allows planning an strategy for effective disinfection and a determination if using ComboFix is necessary.

Further, when issues arise due to complex malware infections, possible false detections, problems running ComboFix or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual assistance. When false detections are identified, experts have access to the developer and can report them so he can investigate, confirm and make corrections. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 04:54 PM

64-bit w00t!

Now I will pay my dues and donate to combofix!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:26 AM

I am getting Incompatible OS error.
In my machine I have installed Windows 7 64 bit OS.
OS Version: 6.1.7600 ServicePack: 0.0

I have downloaded latest version of ComboFix and trying to run it in Windows 7 64 bit OS machine but every time it gives me an error "Incompatible OS. ComboFix only works for workstation with Windows 2000 and XP".

Please help me out to resolve this issue. If is there any requirement to update an OS please also suggest on that.




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