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can you run combofix on a netbook


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#1 migher

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 09:18 PM

can i run combofix on my netbook

Edited by Orange Blossom, 17 November 2010 - 10:02 PM.
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 10:45 AM

Yes, however, please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? 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 due to complex malware infections, false detections, problems running ComboFix or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual 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.

If you do not have a malware infection, then you should not be running tools like ComboFix just to see what it finds. It was never meant to be used as a general purpose malware scanner like SuperAntispyware or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware which scan individual drives or different folders on a computer for viruses.

With that said, what specific issues are you having that requires using ComboFix?
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