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64 bit Vista & 7 - Combofix?


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#1 ephdisk

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:20 PM

I have been building and supporting computers for friends and family. Lately Virus removal has been my biggest calling in the field. ComboFix works wonders on XP and 32b Vista installs. I want to thank the creators for making this possible!

I was just wondering the plans for support of 64 bit operating systems? With XP slowly getting phased out of new computers, Vista and 7 are the new candidates.

With the more powerful line of computers for CAD, Rendering and Gaming I was wondering if there is a 64 bit version of Combofix up the sleeves of the developers. ComboFix has been the most wonderful infection removal tool and restoring permissions after removal.

Thank you again for this amazing tool!

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:15 PM

All information related to ComboFix that the author permits to be posted in public forums can be read here: ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

With regards to your specific question about a 64 bit version, there are currently no plans to create a 64 bit version.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:43 AM

It is very unlikely that there will be a 64-bit version of CF since that OS is more secure than a 32-bit system. Due to the architecture in 64-bit Windows and the fact that 64-bit drivers need to be digitally signed, rootkits are not seen as often in 64-bit machines so they are less prone to that type of infection.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:48 PM

Due to the architecture in 64-bit Windows and the fact that 64-bit drivers need to be digitally signed, rootkits are not seen as often in 64-bit machines so they are less prone to that type of infection.


Well driver signing can be disabled. There are relatively few machines running 64Bit but that is starting to change expect a whole new breed of rootkits & other malware to start appearing.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:17 PM

expect a whole new breed of rootkits & other malware to start appearing.

They already have.

Prevx: TDL3 rootkit x64 goes in the wild
Technibble: TDL3 Rootkit x64 Goes In The Wild
Rootkit with Blue Screen history now targets 64-bit Windows

Edited by quietman7, 09 September 2010 - 05:23 PM.

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