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#1 howard_hopkinso

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:14 PM

I have noticed that the Bleeping Computer Combofix link appears to be broken.

When I click it I get:

404 Not Found
The requested URL '/sUBs/ComboFix.exe' was not found on this server.
thttpd/2.25b 29dec2003

Other users have also told me, they are having the same problem.

Also, this alternative link doesn`t work either.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/sUBs/ComboFix.exe

Does anyone know what the problem is and when it`s likely to be fixed?

Regards Howard.

Edited by howard_hopkinso, 27 August 2007 - 02:13 PM.


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#2 jpshortstuff

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:54 PM

The developer (sUBs) has removed ComboFix from all locations due to a problem with the program.

No word on how long, its down indefinitely.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:15 PM

Can you provide a link to the source of your info? It would be very much appreciated.

Regards Howard :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 02:16 AM

Hi,

Also can you provide details what was the problem with the programm?????

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 06:37 AM

Can you provide a link to the source of your info? It would be very much appreciated.

Also can you provide details what was the problem with the programm?????

I have yet to see any details released to the general public by the developer or anyone else, i don't want to be the first to do so. Im sure sUBs will let people know at some point, but im afraid i won't give any more info.

My source(s) also aren't available to the general public.

All the other public notices do don't give any info either, e.g http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=17284

Sorry i couldn't give any more info.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 10:32 AM

I can confirm that Combofix has been pulled from the public download links until further notice.

The reason has been provided in private discussion forums intended for trained malware fighting experts. As jpshortstuff said, no details have been released to the general public by the developer. If you have an existing version of Combofix, I recommend that you not use it.
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:51 AM

FYI ComboFix has been put back up. Delete any old versions of ComboFix that you have.

Do NOT use this tool unless you have been instructed to do so by an Expert or Member of Staff. Its a powerful tool and not meant for use without supervision.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 09:57 AM

Yes, Combofix is intended to be used under the guidance and supervision of an expert, not for private use. Using this tool incorrectly could adversely impact your system and prevent it from ever starting again.
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