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Only files deleted by Combofix?

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#1 Coldblackice


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

In the Combofix log, are the only files deleted by Combofix listed in the "Other Deletions" section? And by "Other", I'm assuming this means files other than the recycle bin, temporary, and temporary internet files that it deletes?

I'm a well-versed computer user, but was new/unaware as to Combofix, when I recommended to someone that they remedy a malware problem on their machine by grabbing and running the tools in the Bleeping Computer Security Tools section. Unfortunately, the guide(s) to reverse the process of Combofix have been ineffective -- instead, merely running Combofix again.

And so I'm manually dissecting what exactly Combofix deleted on his machine. I understand the particulars are kept under wraps to avoid circumvention, but I think it's fair that it's at least divulged what a tool deletes from one's computer (and would have been nice if it had had a bit more blatant of a heads-up in-program).

I can see and understand the "Other Deletions" section. I'm just wondering if "Other" means files other than the standard wipe of recycle bin/temp/temp internet. And are there other sections I should look at and cross-reference for deletions (that weren't restored), such as registry? The "Orphans Removed" section apparently didn't remove the registry keys mentioned.


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#2 noknojon


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

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