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Windows 8 & Combofix


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#1 Bullet1959

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 12:53 PM

Hi Everyone,
 
Will ComboFix work on Windows 8?

Edited by quietman7, 05 March 2015 - 06:44 PM.
moved from Windows 8 to the appropriate forum for malware tools questions


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Posted 05 March 2015 - 12:56 PM

Hi Bullet1959 :)

ComboFix indeed supports Windows 8 32 and 64-bits, however, it does not supports Windows 8.1. Also, this tool shouldn't be used if you didn't receive the proper training for it, or if you're not under the supervision of a trained malware removal helper. You can read quietman's thread here on ComboFix to get answers to your questions concerning it.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/273628/combofix-usage-questions-help-look-here/

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 06:41 PM

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.
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This message is intentional by design when attempting to run ComboFix on that operating system.
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