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#1 scasper1

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:16 AM

Hello All. I have a question about combo fix. Why does this program mess up a system when you use it? Thanks Steve



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 09:39 AM

What do you mean by mess up?

ComboFix is a specialized first responder tool that has the ability to deal with multiple malware infections and has built in removal functionality which makes it very powerful. Combofix is intended by its creator to do two things: 1) automatically remove known infections and 2) provide a detailed system report similar to DDS that a trained expert can use to further investigate and remove malicious files and registry entries.

ComboFix is safe to use by someone trained in how to use it or when following instructions provided by a trained expert helper (see here) who is assisting them deal with a malware problem. Combofix was never meant to be used as a general purpose malware scanner like SuperAntispyware or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware which scan individual drives or different folders on a computer for malware.
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:26 PM

Yes Bleeping Computer is always willing to provide expert assistance to those who ask. And if ComboFix is needed as part of the disinfection process our Malware Response Team will guide folks in its use and be available to address any issues that may arise.
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