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Who created Combofix?


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#1 jdbaker82

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:04 AM

Seriously I cannot find any information except that his paypal is registered in Malaysia.....Really got to give whoever it is props he deserves a nobel prize or something :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:47 AM

I would like to know too. As far as I know sUBs is a member of BleepingComputer. I also suspect that sUBs is same as Grinler :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 07:39 AM

sUBs created CF around June 2006 and has dedicated his time to improve and make it more effective ever since.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 11:41 PM

sUBs created CF around June 2006 and has dedicated his time to improve and make it more effective ever since.


I hope he is making some serious bucks somehow he really deserves it I can guarentee he saves millions of people lots of time and money.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:38 PM

I also suspect that sUBs is same as Grinler :thumbsup:

I can assure you that they are not one in the same person. Just take a look at the sheer volume of malware removal tutorials, here and the quality and the effectiveness of ComboFix and that will tell you it's not one person. That volume of work would be impossible by a single human being.

But is says volumes about the people who do this for the betterment of the community to help keep us safe and remove the scourge of malware. sUBs and Grinler are just two names among thousands that do this for little to no recognition. Just the knowledge they are doing good for others.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:13 PM

I am sorry Animal, I was just making a little joke as Grinler is the person who usually comes up with these smart little tools like RKill :thumbsup: No other intention :flowers:

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:38 AM

No worries. I was just making sure members or visitors who read this thread and may not know BC as well as we do, weren't misled. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:14 PM

As a tech, ComboFix is something I can't live without having in my arsenal. But as a remote computer tech, it is a last resort tool because it always kicks me out of session(which needs client interaction to get me reconnected), but it always seems to get the job done.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:00 PM

Seriously I cannot find any information except that his paypal is registered in Malaysia.....Really got to give whoever it is props he deserves a nobel prize or something :thumbsup:


Just to make sure everyone knows, the only real Paypal donation address for sUBs is: combofix@live.com. Others are impostors.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:13 AM

As a tech, ComboFix is something I can't live without having in my arsenal

Its a pity that there is no 64 bit version of CF now or planned so when 64 bit is the norm you may have to.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:31 AM

Due to the architecture in 64-bit Windows and the fact that 64-bit drivers need to be digitally signed, rootkits are not seen as often in 64-bit machines so they are less prone to that type of infection. As such, it is very unlikely that there will be a 64-bit version of CF since that OS is more secure than a 32-bit system.
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:50 PM

I'll be sending him a donation, he has saved my work PC yet again with his amazing little program. I tried pretty much every AV, Malware and online scanner program and none of them made one jot of difference. CF cured it in about 15 mins.

Can someone please explain why all the $$$$$$$$$$ making AV software companies can't do the same thing?

I can't imagine how many thousands of people are getting these latest rootkit type viruses everyday and finding their machines effectively ruined.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:44 PM

Hello jonm.

Can someone please explain why all the $$$$$$$$$$ making AV software companies can't do the same thing?

CF uses more powerful removal methods than AVs. If AVs did this, and a false detection occured, it may leave thousands of computer's crippled because they are so widely used. This is why we insist that CF only be used under supervision, so that any mishaps can be fixed and reported quickly.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:48 PM

Just want to say ComboFix has saved my bacon 3 times now! I have grandkids using this machine, and they just don't get 'Social Engineering' Attacks. Thanks sooooo much!!!!
BTW, have made a PayPal donation to sUBs

Paul

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 01:51 AM

Hello jonm.

Can someone please explain why all the $$$$$$$$$$ making AV software companies can't do the same thing?

CF uses more powerful removal methods than AVs. If AVs did this, and a false detection occured, it may leave thousands of computer's crippled because they are so widely used. This is why we insist that CF only be used under supervision, so that any mishaps can be fixed and reported quickly.

With Regards,
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Perhaps we should add McAfee to our list of dangerous anti-malware tools? :thumbsup:




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