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#1 l33tissw00t


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Posted 29 October 2009 - 10:13 PM

1) Is there anywhere to learn what ComboFix actually does?
2) I've seen instructions to run ComboFix with switches. Is there a list of switches? (running /? doesn't help)

I understand it is not meant to be used without training; thus am asking if there is any way to self-train? Any detailed explanation of what the program is actually doing?

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#2 ThunderZ


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Posted 29 October 2009 - 10:27 PM

That would be extremely difficult if not impossible to do. The infections ComboFix may be used on and what switches as well (I believe it can run) scripts it can run vary widely and from machine to machine & infection(s) to infection(s).

Your best bet is probably to sign up here or another malware removal forum as a Malware Removal Trainee.

Have thought about it myself. Understand there is quit a waiting list.

#3 l33tissw00t

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 12:00 AM

Found this, and this:

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

Guess that answers that..

[Thank You TJ]

Edited by l33tissw00t, 30 October 2009 - 12:35 AM.

#4 mike gee

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:01 AM

how to uninstall combofix, all the ways to uninstall it are not working, and I mean all of them, always use combofix and never had this problem before

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:36 AM

I suggest starting a topic in our Advanced Malware (HJT forum) .

The use of ComboFix is limited to that forum for a purpose. It makes sure that you have a trained tech assisting you with its use - that is the recommendation of the author.

Please follow this guide from step (6). Post a DDS log to the HJT forum and a Team member will be along to help you as soon as possible.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 09:42 AM

thus am asking if there is any way to self-train?

Go through forums like this one (malwarebytes.org, whatthetech.com,malwareremoval.com etc) and in few months you'll get the basics.

Any detailed explanation of what the program is actually doing?

open combofix with winzip/winrar

Edited by Beenthere, 23 November 2009 - 09:43 AM.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 11:26 AM

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