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ComboFix and Windows 8.1


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#1 Ruben Figueroa

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:29 PM

Does ComboFix work on windows 8.1 64bit system.  I keep getting a message that combofix works on windowxp to windows 8 and not windows w000.  My system is 64bit windows 8.1.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:31 PM

No it does not, yet.
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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:33 PM

From here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/561972/combo-fix-windows-81/?p=3585765

sUBs has advised that he is holding off releasing any working version of his tools for Windows 8.1 which includes both ComboFix and DDS. Meaning he is fully aware of the compatibility issue but needs time for thorough testing to ensure they work safely on that OS. As such, no release date has been provided.

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Give it a relevant title along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Since you're using Windows 8.1 and cannot produce any of the required logs...start a new topic anyway. Just explain your operating system will not work with DDS to generate the required logs. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.


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Posted 15 January 2015 - 04:30 PM

For the record...system requirements for ComboFix are provided in the Authorized How to guide, on the authorized download page, and in the ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here topic.

At this time ComboFix can only run on the following Windows versions:
Windows XP (32-bit only)
Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit)

Windows 8.1 and Windows 2000 are NOT supported by ComboFix.

If you attempt to use ComboFix on Windows 8.1, it should provide a message alert: ComboFix is not meant to run in 'Compatibility Mode' and exit.
This message is intentional by design when attempting to run ComboFix on that operating system.
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