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#1 trevorcork


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 06:36 AM

Which are the best tools for virus/ malware removal i have alot already like MBAM TDSkiller, rkill, combofix, esets online scanner, any others ye recommend?

Edited by hamluis, 07 January 2016 - 07:41 AM.
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:46 AM

ComboFix is a very powerful reporting and scripting tool that was developped by sUBs, used by members of the malware removal team here on BleepingComputer (and also on other forums). This tool can easily break a Windows installation if poorly and/or wrongly used. It can make the whole system unbootable and also delete everything present on your drives (leaving you with close to no chance of recovery) or damage your Windows installation so badly that you would be forced to reinstall it. Therefore, you should not be using ComboFix unless you are in one of the two situation listed below:
  • You have been trained in an online malware removal forum to use ComboFix;
  • You are using it under the supervision and instructions of a trained malware removal professional on BleepingComputer or another recognized malware removal forum (UNITE forums for example);
If you already ran ComboFix on your system and need assistance with the log, you will have to post a thread in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section of BleepingComputer, where a trained helper will assist you.

If you have any questions or concerns about ComboFix, quietman7 wrote a FAQ on it and you'll find all your answers in it.

ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here

Also be aware that BleepingComputer doesn't provide any advice on how to use ComboFix on your own, due to the nature of the tool and how dangerous it can be when used without supervision or proper training.

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:51 AM

See the List of Free Scan & Disinfection Tools which can be used to supplement your anti-virus and anti-spyware in these topics:

Note: ComboFix was never meant to be used as a general purpose malware scanner like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Zemana AntiMalware, SuperAntispyware, AdwCleaner, etc which scan individual drives, different folders, the registry, etc on a computer for malware...nor was it designed to be a remote support tool...read ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

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