Combofix is not malware. However, certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs or specialized fix tools such as Combofix may at times be detected by some anti-virus and anti-malware scanners as a "threat
" when that is not the case. In those cases the detection is a "false positive
Where did you try to download ComboFix from? (do not post an active link)
The only download links you should be using can be found in the authorized How to use ComboFix
...you should download ComboFix from one of the following URLs:
To download ComboFix, simply left-click on one of the links above and you will see a prompt similar to the figure below.
Click on the text highlighted in blue
in that guide.
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
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.
I ask that you heed our warning about using this tool on your own without proper supervision. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here