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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:12 AM
Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:20 PM
Sorry I have to disagree with your assessment. You personally may not have put them there, but someone who has access to your system had to. Combofix is a well known...and excellent I might add...free utility that is widely used on these various help forums. It's presence means only that someone has used it on that system, evidently in an attempt to remove some sort of a malware issue (or perceived malware issue). Leaving the utility in the hands of an untrained user isn't a good idea but if you don't find the combofix.exe (executable file), then just leaving the qoobox folder causes no harm. Are you having some issues? How many other users in your household have access to that system?
I found Qoobox and ComboFix on my pc. I didn't put them there, so what are they?
Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:15 PM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:21 AM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:40 AM
...then I'd suppose it was your "(reliable and knowledgeable) computer man who helps when I have a problem", that installed and used it. He should also know how to remove it then but, as you said, it isn't hurting anything to leave it where it is so, I'd consider it a "case closed", non-issue. Let us know if you have anything else that we might be able to help with. Thanks!
Can't open it because it says I need administrator's permission but I am the administrator and the only user - apart from my (reliable and knowledgeable) computer man who helps when I have a problem. Glad it's not a bug so if it isn't hurting my pc then I shall leave it where it is.
Thank you for the advice.
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