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#1 nkolvek


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:36 AM

Let me just start by saying I work in a repair shop. I clean hundreds of machines a month. I have been doing this a very, very long time. Over the course of this last month I have encountered a very weird error with combofix and the current posts here on the forums basically just state in a roundabout way the poster is an idiot and offer no real help.

During a cleanup on 2 separate machines (one win 7 64 bit and one 32 bit vista) stating combofix cannot run in compatibility mode when it is not running in compatibility mode nor are any options set (vista install for this one). Trying to run combofix this morning on another customers machine and I get this...

Any explanation because the only answer currently in the forums are "you shouldn't run combofix by yourself".

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Edited by hamluis, 05 October 2012 - 02:16 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to AV, Firewall, etc. - Hamluis.

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#2 Elise


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

As you may know the developer of Combofix requests to keep information about the working of his tool restricted. Because he offers this tool for free, this is within his rights and at BC we respect that.

Without being able to be sure, due to lack of information regarding the state of the machines this happened on, I can only say that quite often malware (tries to) interfere with the running of CF and can cause various errors.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

Also might want to try right clicking and running as Admin. Or try it in safemode after running rkill? Or did you download the software new each time, or are you using the same version from a memory key? As Elise pointed out, there is a lack of information. BTW, happy anniversary, Elise. :)
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