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#1 Carl Simmons

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 02:20 PM

Where did it back it up to?

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:26 PM

This is just another reason why you should only use ComboFix under supervision.

HOSTS files for different versions of Windows is available for download at Bleeping computer. If using IE, you can right-click the download link, choose Save Link As..., hosts, Save as All Files and save to your desktop. If you click on the download link so it opens a web page with the hosts file information, click on File and select Save As..., then save the hosts file wiihout an extension to its default location.
Afterwards, please do NOT run ComboFix again unless asked to do so by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Why? Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:22 AM

This is just another reason why you should only use ComboFix under supervision.


Nice way of evading responsibility but I wasn't blaming you. But now that we're on that foot, fix your product and don't pawn responsibility off on anyone again. Your products has a design failure and rather than hiding from it behind lame statements do something about it.

--I've been developing software longer than you've been moderating so take a lesson.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:47 AM

When issues arise due to complex malware infections, possible 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. When false detections are identified, experts have access to the developer and can report them so he can investigate, confirm and make corrections. 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.

If you ignore the warnings about using ComboFix in an unsupervised environment, you do so at your own risk. If something goes awry during the process, then don't complain or blame the developer as his disclaimer clearly states the software is provided 'as is', without warranty of any kind and not to use it if you don't agree to those terms.

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If you need assistance with a malware infection that requires using ComboFix, please read the "Preparation Guide" and that assistance will be provided.

Pompous, bombastic, ranting or incendiary remarks directed toward the developer or staff members is unproductive and will not be tolerated.

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