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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:51 PM
Posted 08 May 2009 - 04:35 PM
Edited by The weatherman, 08 May 2009 - 04:40 PM.
Posted 08 May 2009 - 04:54 PM
Is this the right place to report lack of detection to Combofix programmers? Please advice. If so please answer my original question if you know.
Combofix is available for those getting assistance by experts in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum.
Why for only those members?
It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. As such, no one should be using Combofix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer.
That's the decision by the creator and we will abide by that decision.
Please feel free to post your problem here joemer were you will be advised accordingly.
Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:39 PM
Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:52 PM
Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.
. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need those restore points.
Read and abide by the disclaimer people. It's there for a reason. Stick to running and protecting yourself with a good AV and firewall and an anti-malware scanner or two. If you feel you need a second opinion, try running online scans. If you feel you might need surgery, come here to BC and ask for help--that is what we're here for.
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