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Corrupt ComboFix from Bleeping Computer

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#1 Adrian B.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:11 PM

I visited the page titled "A guide and tutorial on using ComboFix" and tried every download link available there. When I try to run the program, the "loading bar" appears, but soon I get an error message saying, "You appear to have a corrupt download. Please download a fresh copy of ComboFix.exe."
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 08:31 PM

I just tested the link twice on two separate computers and did not have any problems. Are you downloading from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/combofix

Are you working with a helper somewhere who is instructing you to download ComboFix? If not please read ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here before proceeding with using ComboFix on your own.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 10:29 AM

"you appear to have a corrupt download" Almost every computer is coming up with the same message. It's not the download. It's the Malware that is putting out the message. Can this get fixed somehow?

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:49 PM

If you are dealing with a malware infection, please be aware that using ComboFix is only one part of the disinfection process. Preliminary scans from other tools like DDS, RSIT and GMER should be used first because they provide comprehensive logs with specific details about files, folders and registry keys which may have been modified by malware infection. Analysis of those logs allows planning an strategy for effective disinfection and a determination if using ComboFix is necessary. ComboFix 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.

If you need assistance with a malware infection that requires using ComboFix, please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help".
  • If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
  • In Step 7 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will create a Pseudo HJT Report as part of its log.
  • When you have done that, post your log in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts.
  • If you already ran ComboFix, include the log (ComboFix.txt) in your topic. It should have been saved to your root directory, usually C:\.

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#5 Adrian B.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:30 PM

Thanks for your help! I've posted a DDS log ("DDS" and "Attach") in the "Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs" forum.

And to answer your questions, I haven't been instructed by an expert to run Combofix (actually a friend recommended it and failed to warn me). After reading the much-appreciated, earnest warnings on this site, I decided to heed them and not run it.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:36 PM

Malware topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic374772.html

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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