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Is combofix safe?


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#1 thammu

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:19 PM

when I checked combofix.exe at virustotal.com, 12 of the 36 (a very high count) virus detection software show that combofix.exe is infected !!

Is there an explanation for it ? Is the program safe to run ?


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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:26 PM

Hello thammu,

2 things:

1) Discussion pertaining to how Combofx works, what it can or cannot do, what the log results mean, any future plans, etc is not available to the public in order to safeguard and protect the integrity of the tool from malware writers. As such, the developer does not want his tool discussed outside of private forums and therefore we cannot answer specific questions.

2) ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

So, to answer your question, I'll pose another: Is a chainsaw dangerous?

Given the above, this topic is now closed.

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