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Windows 7 version of ComboFix


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#1 chefbky

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 01:23 PM

Hello all, new to this forum - first question posted.

I am trying to download Combofix, but I am running 64-bit Windows 7. Any ideas????

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:01 PM

Combofix is not recommended to be used without explicit directions from the Malware Removal Team

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:23 PM

In addition to what Blathnat stated. From my reading there are no current plans for a 64 bit version.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:47 PM

Take a look here: ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here

From the above link:

:step4: I used ComboFix on a 64-bit system and cannot get it to work?

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.

Note: Although ComboFix will work on Windows 7, it is not officially supported yet so if it is run you will receive a warning message that it is a beta version meant for compatibility testing.

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