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#1 sausage

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:55 AM

Can anyone give me some documentation on what it does in each step? We use it all the time at work, and it fixes more than just rootkits, though we have no idea why.

I know it's dangerous to use but I have yet to see it do damage to someone's computer.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 26 October 2011 - 11:31 AM.
Moved to AV forum. ~ OB

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:28 PM

sUBs, the developer of ComboFix, has asked that the inner workings of the tool not be discussed in public in order to safeguard and protect the integrity of the tool from malware writers.

:step1: Questions about ComboFix and how it works:

ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here

Safeguarding ComboFix from malware writers is necessary and important so that we can continue to use it without attackers having knowledge how to defeat it. Everything we discuss can be read by the bad guys. Yes, they read forum topics looking for clues on how to circumvent our tools. We don't want to provide any information they can use against us so we deliberately limit discussion which sometimes may appear vague or not fully address a specific question. That's the decision by the creator of ComboFix so we hope you understand and it should not be taken personal.

The only public information that is available can be found in this authorized guide: How to use ComboFix.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:17 AM

Alright, thanks for the reply. :)
If I'm posting, I probably have something horribly wrong with my computer, there's no obvious explanation for it, that's just the way it is.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:53 AM

You're welcome and thank you for understanding.
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