Combofix compatibility mode in Win8.1
Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:01 PM
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?
(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
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 -
These all seem to run with 8.1 -
Edited by noknojon, 24 November 2013 - 04:33 PM.
Posted 24 November 2013 - 04:58 PM
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!
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 -
Thank You -
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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