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#1 fegunz

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:22 PM

I am a desktop support analyst for the IT department of my company. I have been charged with standardizing a malware remediation process and distributing it to my fellow team members (not all employees just the desktop support analysts). I have to make sure I keep everything legal and legit and cannot risk using any software in violation of any licensing which brings me to my question. Is there a EULA for combofix? I am fully aware of the disclaimer that appears when you run it but am looking for something more legally binding. I have searched all over this forum and all other the internet and cannot find a clear answer as to the legality of using combofix in a corporate environment. Yes I am aware that the disclaimer says "for non-commercial use" but even these terms do not really answer my question. I have searched all of for what exactly "non-commercial use" means and the answer I have found is basically "it depends." Some sources say that "non-commercial" can refer to any use by a business while other sources say it can refer to using it in order to exchange it's usage for money (such as a geek squad charging a customer to clean there system). I have used combofix many times when I find it necessary on heavily infected systems with much success and the company I work for is not charging customers for cleaning there systems. I have only used it to clean employees machines and I frankly cannot find out if this is completely legal or not. Any advice/clarification would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:49 PM

Fegunz, please use this form to discuss this issue. Someone will get back to you:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/contactus.php




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