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Question about Google Ads at www.combofix.org


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#1 O-Razor

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:33 PM

I'm assuming that the web site "www.combofix.org" was set up by sUBs.

The "Google Ads" box lists "ComboFixTool.com". Is this a legitimate site?

Here's the screen clip:

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:10 PM

ComboFixTool.com is A FRAUD the real tool is by Subs.

This is also a warning we post at BC on using the legitimate version

It 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", 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.
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:11 PM

so far i tried to download the program it and it seems that its the same program.

thanks for the infor sir boopme

Edited by Bouken Red, 25 March 2009 - 11:13 PM.

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#4 O-Razor

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:33 AM

Let me clarify my original post.

"Google Ads" is a service offered by Google to put ads on your web site.

I was concerned that it might be confusing to us newbies that what appeared
to be a fraudulent website was being promoted on www.combofix.org.

The screen clip was what was showing on www.combofix.org.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:44 AM

Strange, I don't see those ads on the CF website using Firefox, however I am using NoScript and do not allow Google analytics.

The first one should not be there surely?

http://whois.domaintools.com/combofixtool.com

Ah a proper little nest of vipers!

http://www.domaintools.com/reverse-ip/?hos...ombofixtool.com

Maybe someone used to doing this could report them for removal? Outside my experience.

Edited by JamesFrance, 26 March 2009 - 11:10 AM.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:25 AM

www.combofix. whatever are sham sites
Subs does not host a stand-alone website for Combofix. Let alone an unsupervised one without the proper disclaimers and instructions
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:37 AM

I've blogged about this on Securitycadets.com. I am very concerned at this version coming out due to the nature of the legit tool. In it's own right it is a powerful tool and should be use under guidence by experts. If this fake application compromises the advice we give when using ComboFix and alot more ppl end up using it without advice, it may cause some problems.
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