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Windows 8.1 what tu use instead of Combofix?


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#1 musson

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 08:45 AM

Title say it, what's the best alternative to Combofix for 8.1?  I also use Adwcleaner, JRT and Malwarebytes Anti Rootkit?

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:25 AM

First and most important, you do not want to run Combofix without the assistance of a member of the Malware Removal Team.  If this tool is used improperly it can cause serious problems with your operating system.

 

Running scans with your antivirus and Malwarebytes usually will keep your computer clean.  Make sure that both of these programs are updated before running a scan with them.

 

If you are downloading software and are not using the Custom install option you probably are installing third party software which is embedded in the download.  By using the Custom install and carefully read through each page that opens you can find the third party software.  Once you find it you can elect to not install it.  But if you don't use the Custom option and believe you have install Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP) AdwCleaner is a good tool for removing these.

 

If you believe that you are infected I would suggest opening a topic in the Am I Infected forum.


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:26 AM

I do this for a living, I am just interested in what other people are using.



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:39 AM

Your title is misleading if you just want to know what others are using.  You specifically ask about an alternative to Combofix.


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:40 AM

Which I have yet to get an answer for.



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:54 AM

Which I have yet to get an answer for.

 

With Combofix being one of a kind, as it is...I feel like until they (the makers) get Combofix situated with a Windows 8/10 variant, we are left to depend on various other tools. It's a good tool, but it's only one. For Windows 8/8.1 and 10, I've depended on using Malwarebytes, ADWCleaner, JRT, Emsisoft's Emergency Kit, and SuperAntiSpyware. By this time, if there's still something on someone's rig that can't be yanked out, then I start getting really down and dirty.



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:39 PM

 

Which I have yet to get an answer for.

 

With Combofix being one of a kind, as it is...I feel like until they (the makers) get Combofix situated with a Windows 8/10 variant, we are left to depend on various other tools. It's a good tool, but it's only one. For Windows 8/8.1 and 10, I've depended on using Malwarebytes, ADWCleaner, JRT, Emsisoft's Emergency Kit, and SuperAntiSpyware. By this time, if there's still something on someone's rig that can't be yanked out, then I start getting really down and dirty.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 02:44 PM

sUBs, the creator of ComboFix, has advised that he was holding off releasing any working version of his tools for Windows 10/Windows 8.1 which includes both ComboFix and DDS. However, at this point ComboFix most likely never will be updated to support Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 since there are other alternatives (such as FRST, Zoek) which are being used by malware removal experts.
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