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Running Combofix without prompts (silent mode)?


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#1 Furvy

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:31 AM

Now PLEASE PLEASE, before you read this post Quietman7, I UNDERSTAND that "You should not be using Combofix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. etc etc". Well, I am about as much of a malware expert as you can get in the field so please save your copy-paste response. I wish to ask you a real question about your program.

So anyways, I work at a local PC shop and have been using Combofix for some time now and it has just about always prevailed on 32-bit machines. However, I have one small gripe about it and that is all the warnings and prompts and beeps and such that Combofix puts out every time that I run it. Is there some sort of "silent mode" switch than I can run Combofix with where it won't prompt me for the disclaimer, downloading of recovery console, and won't blast my customers' laptop speakers with *BEEP BEEP* several times before it finally runs? That would be absolutely wonderful and I would even donate some real money to make this happen if this option doesn't exist already.

PS: I understand that I can disable the BEEPS by disabling the System device called "Beep" (Again, I am a computer tech), but it would be awesome if there was just a silent mode.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:04 AM

I wish to ask you a real question about your program.

sUBs is the creator of ComboFix, not me.

We do not offer advice on how to run combofix on your computer unless we asked you to run it or there is a problem with your computer that is caused by running it...

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:57 AM

Well anyways, Combofix is a REALLY REALLY great tool and makes my job 5x easier than if it didn't exist. I hope that you guys continue to develop it into a better and possibly more user-friendly product. Out of the 2 or 300 machines I have used Combofix on, none of them have been rendered unbootable by it. I really think that Combofix can be made out to be just another great antimalware tool that everyone uses like Malwarebytes instead of this scary industrial-strength tool which is really really powerful but should only be used by trained experts and in special situations.




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