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ComboFix.exe Downloads With Win32/SillyDI.PRR Virus


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#1 spn

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:15 PM

Hello,

I am having an issue downloading ComboFix.exe for the BleepingComputer site. I logged onto BleepingComputer a few minutes ago and when I downloaded ComboFix.exe to my PC, my virus protection software, CA (Computer Associates), blocked it saying that it was infected with the "Win32/SillyDI.PRR" virus.

Any suggestions? I am running Windows XP Prof., 32 bit.

Any help would be appreciated.

spn

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 08:34 PM

Combofix is not infected - the result is just a false positive.

You really shouldn't run Combofix except under the guidance of an expert.
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 10:57 PM

I wouldn't really consider myself a total rookie. I worked for the Gannett Corp. for 34 years with the last 24 being in I.T. so I do have more knowledge than the average person you would normally come across. Thanks for your help with my question.

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Edited by spn, 25 November 2009 - 10:59 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:14 PM

When I said that you really shouldn't run Combofix except under the guidance of an expert, what I meant was someone who has been specifically trained in the use of Combofix.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:06 AM

I would appreciate that very much. I am always looking to learn something new. My brother-in-law uses ComboFix at their site. Who could go through the "do's and don't" concerning ComboFix with me?

Edited by spn, 26 November 2009 - 12:07 AM.


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Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:32 AM

If you have an infection and think you need to run Combofix you should start a new topic in the HijackThis section of the forum:

Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log

If you want to be trained in the use of Combofix see here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/86678/malware-removal-training-program/
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:50 PM

Who could go through the "do's and don't" concerning ComboFix with me?

If you insist on using ComboFix on your own after reading the guide and tutorial, please read the following advisory as well prior to use of ComboFix: ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 07:21 PM

Thank you very much for all of the information which you have supplied me. There are a lot of valuable tools and information supplied within.

Thanks again for your assistance.

spn




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