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Secondary Drive infected, Combofix wont scan it


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#1 iasgatg

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:54 PM

I have used combofix in the past to clear up those annoying pesky bastards that wont be caught by other, more shiney virus scanners. I hadn't really noticed the issue that it hadn't scanned my second HDD untill the today, in which my PC was destroyed by an invasion of Tenga.Gen virus. I removed my secondary drive that has my more important things and then went about trying to save the boot drive. After 2 hours this failed, I gave up and reformatted. I then used my laptop which has various different scanners and such on it, whilst having no other software installed, to makesure this drive isn't infected. I ran Combofix first, tired and fustrated and just wanting to see this thing dead, only to find that it only scanned my root. I remembered back to the times before, remembering that those logs files too only had c: been logged.

Is there any way I can make combofix scan my external drive that's plugged into my laptop via a HDD caddy?

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 02:44 PM

I too would LOVE to know how to scan an external drive with Combofix! Please inform us!

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:14 PM

Unfortunately the author of the tool does not want information on how Combofix works on public forums.
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.

The only public information that is available can be found at this guide:

How to use ComboFix
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:18 PM

Thanks for the reply. Just to be sure I understand, are you saying that you can't tell us how to direct it to run on a drive that is mounted on an external caddy? It would be so helpful to be able to run it on drives other than the root drive.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:31 PM

Let me Double check for you. But I don't belive they want you running it on your own.

Edited by boopme, 15 October 2009 - 03:33 PM.

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