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Combofix compatibility mode in Win8.1


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#1 GoGriz

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:01 PM

Hi all -
 
If I try to run ComboFix from the Desktop, Run, Command Line, I always got message saying that the app is not meant to run in compatibility mode. 
 
Well, I turned off compatibility mode for the app from the Properties dialog box.  ComboFix cannot get past the compatibility mode issue no matter what I try. 
 
Should I continue trying to make it work or bail, acknowledging that ComboFix and Win8.1 has a fundamental incompatibility that I can't fix or outsmart?
 
Advice anyone?
 
(BTW, the app was recommended as the tool to use to defeat the Search engine hijacking in the three browsers I use.  I had some success on my own, but some problems persist.)

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 8 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

Hello -

Please read ComboFix usage, Questions for details that include this quote =>
 

""Currently, ComboFix is compatible with:
Windows XP - (32 bit only)
Vista and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit).

 

Note: Although not listed in the Authorized Guide, ComboFix will run on Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit).
ComboFix is not compatible with Windows 8.1 yet so you cannot get it to run.""

 

Thank You -

EDIT -

For your problems, I would try AdwCleaner by Xplode - Junkware Removal Tool and then  Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free (aka MBAM) -

These all seem to run with 8.1 -


Edited by noknojon, 24 November 2013 - 04:33 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:58 PM

noknojon -

 

Yeah, I noticed that too, but hoped that it would work with Win8/8.1 and that the documentation had not been updated yet to point that out.  At least I now know for certain what the situation is.  I will give AdwCleaner a shot and also the Junkware removal tool.   I routinely run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free and it does not address my specific problem.  But it is still a great piece of software that has been valuable at times.  It is one tool I think everyone should install.

 

Thx for the feedback!



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Posted 24 November 2013 - 06:04 PM

No problem -

The script on usage has not been fully altered yet because sUBs had enough problems with Win8, and then Win8.1 is a bigger change than expected.

This is my understanding from a few sites, but Bleeping Computer has still been left as the official designated site.

 

So when the program is updated, please check here first -

 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:31 PM

...but hoped that it would work with Win8/8.1 and that the documentation had not been updated yet to point that out.


Edited by quietman7, 08 November 2013 - 04:24 PM.

I do try to keep that topic up to date.


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