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#1 debbie and ron

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 01:07 PM

I was told by a freind that I should run combofix on my desktop
Is there a way to tell if I need to or not ?

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 01:11 PM

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. When issues arise with new malware infections or other security tools conflicting with ComboFix, experts are aware of them and can advise users what should or should not be done while providing assistance. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

With that said, what specific issues are you having that requires using ComboFix? If you do not have a malware infection, then you should not be running tools like ComboFix just to see what it finds. ComboFix is not a general security tool that you can use to scan individual drives or different folders on a computer for viruses.

Edited by quietman7, 15 November 2010 - 01:16 PM.

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