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Combofix breaking inhouse app

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#1 Tommytong


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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:46 AM

To whom this may regard,

We have a in house java application that breaks whenever Combofix is ran. Even if there isn't a virus infection, it still breaks it when we test it on a virtual machine.

Is there anyway to speak with a developer on this issue? This java app is trying to launch a IE browser and basically the browser won't launch even if it's the only browser existing on the machine and is set to default.

We aren't sure if it's a registry change or a file change that gets replaced when the machine is rebooted by Combofix (only occurs once the machine has been rebooted).

Please advise.

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:20 PM

I dont have an answer for you, but you read the following:

ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here

Unlike what many people think, Combofix is not a fix-all program that's just "run and done". It is a highly specialized tool that should only be used under the supervision of an expert. It's not an "everyday use", clean-all program.

If you suspect malware, please post a new topic in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs sub-forum, with a description of the issues you are having and the log file. Please note: the Malware Response team are always overwhelmed, and it could take a few days to get your first reply. Just be patient and don't "bump" your topic by replying to it. You will also likely be scolded for running Combofix without supervision.

If you don't suspect malware and just ran Combofix for no good reason, please uninstall it by typing the following into the "Run" box and pressing Enter: combofix /uninstall

In this case, we will try to diagnose your problems here in your original topic.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:27 PM

I want to add the following to Cryptodans post. This is from the disclaimer Combofix comes with...


Edited by elise025, 29 April 2010 - 01:27 PM.
Moving the topic to a more appropriate forum ~ Elise

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#4 Tommytong

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 02:21 PM

Thanks. We knew that Combofix is a highly specialized tool and it's definitely been a really helpful tool as well. I figured i'd ask on the off chance that someone might have ran into a similar issue. A Windows repair seems to resolve our issue, but we'd like to see if there's a quicker fix.

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