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unable to run combofix

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#1 smmorgan


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

Hello everyone, I have a Vista home Premium computer and I am trying to run Combofix, but once it tries to download a dialog box pops up and says "you cannot rename Combofix" and then it won't continue after that. What can I do? Why is this box popping up? Thanks

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:35 AM

Please be careful with ComboFix.

ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here

ComboFix is an Anti-Malware tool used by advanced malware technicians
specifically trained in its use.

Please DO NOT USE COMBOFIX on your own without supervision!!!

We ask that you obey the warnings about using this tool. Why? The warnings are given for a reason and one of them is to inform our members about the consequences that may occur when using ComboFix in an unsupervised environment. Yes, ComboFix is an excellent but powerful tool. I liken it to Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Used correctly, the drug will help with your aches and pains. Used incorrectly, it can destroy your liver and eventually kill you. The same scenario applies to ComboFix. Used in untrained hands this tool can disable your computer and in some cases can make it unbootable. Further, trained helpers prefer to see preliminary scans from other tools like DDS and GMER before asking anyone to run Combofix because they provide comprehensive logs with specific details about files, folders and registry keys which may have been modified by malware infection. Analysis of those logs allows checking for the presence of rootkits, planning an strategy for effective disinfection and a determination if using ComboFix is necessary.

If you feel you have a problem that requires this specialized tool I suggest Posting in the
Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs
This forum has highly skilled, trained helpers that can help out with your Malware problems.

Good Luck

Edited by rotor123, 27 October 2012 - 09:44 AM.

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