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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:14 PM
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:10 AM
AFAICS it does not work. All that happends when I press "enter" is that I am taken to the Windows libraries.
To uninstall ComboFix from Windows Vista or Windows 7 please perform the following steps:
Click on the Start button () and then in the Search field enter combofix /uninstall, as shown in the image below with the blue arrow. Please note that there is a space between combofix and /uninstall.
Windows 7 Start Menu
Once you have typed this in, press Enter on your keyboard. A Open File security warning will appear asking if you are sure you want to run ComboFix. Please click on the Run button to start the program.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:20 AM
If you encounter any problems using the switch from the Run dialog box, just rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe, then double-click on it to remove.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:37 PM
If you received a UAC prompt asking if you would like to continue running the program, and pressed the Continue button, then it should have uninstalled and you should have seen a dialog box stating that "ComboFix has been uninstalled". After that, you can remove the uninstall.exe program from your computer (Desktop) by right-clicking on it and choosing delete.
Doubleclick makes UAC ask if the program is to run, but it does not remove the uninstall.exe.
You can ignore that. 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 "Risk Tool", "Hacking Tool", "Potentially Unwanted Program", or even "Malware" (virus/trojan) when that is not the case. This occurs for a variety of reasons to include the tool's compiler, the files it uses, whether files are compressed or packed, what behavior it performs, any registry strings it may contain and the type of security engine that was used during the scan. Other legitimate files which may be obfuscated, encrypted or password protected in order to conceal itself so they do not allow access for scanning but often trigger alerts by anti-virus software.
Also worryingly AVG produces a trojan warning
Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:34 AM
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