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#1 debididit

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:10 PM

A long time ago, a friend intoduced me to combofix.  This was before I began using MSE.  I seem to recall he said something about this, but now I can't recall what it was.  Do I have to uninstall MSE in order to run combofix?  The warning I get when I want to run combofix was certainly dire enough to send me here.  I have windows 7, 64-bit.   I have been using Malware Anti-malwarebytes and lately it has been finding a lot of objects to quarantine and delete.  Oh yes, and exactly how do I go forward?  I tried disabling MSE in system config and it didn't work.


Edited by hamluis, 18 August 2013 - 10:12 AM.
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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:17 PM

Hi, From here

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/273628/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.

 

If You feel Combofix is needed, do not run it but go to this forum http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

and follow these instructions. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html

 

However I suggest going to the Am I Infected forum and follow the instructions at the top of the page.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

Forum Rules

When posting your problem, do not run and post a ComboFix log. ComboFix is a tool that should only be run under the supervision of someone who has been trained in its use. Using it on your own can cause problems with your computer.

To receive help, you should instead provide a detailed description of your problem, detailed word-for-word error messages that you are receiving, screenshots of strange behaviour, and your operating system. This information is much more useful to our helpers than a ComboFix log.

 

 

 

Good Luck

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Edited by rotor123, 17 August 2013 - 07:18 PM.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:48 AM

As a general policy, Bleeping Computer does not offer advice on how to run ComboFix unless we asked someone to run it or if there is a problem with the computer caused by running the tool. When issues arise due to complex malware infections, possible false detections, problems running ComboFix (i.e. stalling, hanging, crashing) or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual assistance. When false detections are identified, experts have access to the developer and can report them so he can investigate, confirm and make corrections. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment.

Also be aware that using ComboFix is only one part of the disinfection process. Preliminary scans from other tools like DDS, RSIT and GMER should be used first 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 planning a strategy for effective disinfection and a determination if using ComboFix is necessary.
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