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Run Combofix On Win2k?


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#1 morongo

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:27 PM

I was directed by an adviser at security-forums.com to download and run combofix, however the instructions for use make it sound like it's primarily for XP (a lot of emphasis on XP recovery-console).

Is it (relatively) safe to run combofix on win2k pro sp4?
Is this util really as 'iffy' to run as the instructions make out?

This is a business machine, lots of data, can't stand to get locked-out if a program 'hiccups'.
Please make a recommendation.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:06 PM

Read this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

I don't see anything but XP mentioned.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:59 PM

ComboFix will work on Win 2000. If that adviser is going to guide and assist you, then you can follow the instructions provided in the tutorial.

If not, you should not be using Combofix. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer.
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 11:14 PM

If not, you should not be using Combofix. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer.


Thanks, that's what I got out of the tutorial too, that's why I asked how 'iffy' combofix was. After relating the same concerns to my adviser, he decided to go with another tool instead.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:50 AM

Your welcome and good luck.

If that adviser cannot resolve your issue, please feel free to return here and we will direct you on what other steps you may take or how to post a hijackthis log for expert assistance if necessary.
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