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Combofix does not remove TDSS Rootkit virus

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#1 Habmanfan


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

I use Combofix all the time, however, I have noticed that it does not remove the TDSS Rootkit / Alureon virus. I have had to use Hitman Pro after running Combofix to remove that virus and it does it well. Hitman Pro detects it immediately upon scanning and sets it for deletion upon next reboot. I'm curious as to why Combofix can't cure it when it runs. Combofix is my first tool of choice to remove the majority of viruses, however, it comes up short on this one. Any ideas on when that may be incorporated into Combofix so it kills that virus, too? Thank you. Habmanfan

Edited by Orange Blossom, 17 November 2012 - 05:46 PM.
Moved to AV forum. ~ OB

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

Please read this recently posted topic from Grinler -

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