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#1 rathod07


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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:20 AM

i m having windows 7 with 64 bits & combofix is not running on 64bits
then is there any other soft like combofix
plz help

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:21 AM

Please note the message text in blue at the top of this forum.

No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

With that said, ComboFix is not 64-bit compatible. This is explained in more detail in the ComboFix usage topic:

:step4: System Requirements: Combofix currently only works with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32-bit).

Why? Due to the architecture in 64-bit windows, drivers need to be digitally signed. Windows 64-bit enforces driver signing so rootkits cannot reside on that system unless someone is going to issue certificates to malware writers. Since drivers need to be specific, 32-bit drivers do not run on a 64-bit operating system. As such, rootkits are not seen as often on 64-bit machines so they are less prone to that type of infection but with technology that may change. Right now, the tool's creator has indicated it is very unlikely that there will be a 64-bit version of ComboFix since that OS is more secure than a 32-bit system.

What specific issues are you having that requires using ComboFix?

Edited by quietman7, 10 November 2010 - 10:22 AM.

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