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Has Combofix been updated lately?


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#1 shrimpy

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 06:42 PM

I was wondering if Combofix had been updated lately because I tried downloading it today (6/21/16) from Bleeping Computer's site to a USB drive from a clean computer and then opening it to a possibly infected computer and it keeps wanting to run in the Reduced Functionality Mode.    As if it were an old outdated version.
 
I've never encountered this before and was wondering if anyone else was experiencing this phenomena lately.   And if not, what could be possibly tripping up Combofix.
 
Thanks for any help that you all can offer.

Edit: Moved topic from Am I infected? What do I do? to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal


Edited by shrimpy, 21 June 2016 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 06:46 PM

I was wondering if Combofix had been updated lately because I tried downloading it today (6/21/16) from Bleeping Computer's site to a USB drive from a clean computer and then opening it to a possibly infected computer and it keeps wanting to run in the Reduced Functionality Mode.    As if it were an old outdated version.
 
I've never encountered this before and was wondering if anyone else was experiencing this phenomena lately.   And if not, what could be possibly tripping up Combofix.
 
Thanks for any help that you all can offer.

Edit: Moved topic from Am I infected? What do I do? to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

I guess this has been moved here.   Still.. Anyone coming across this lately?

 

Oh, used a windows 10 OS on the clean computer download to the USB and attempted to open the Combofix on a windows 7 OS if that helps.


Edited by shrimpy, 21 June 2016 - 06:53 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 06:58 PM

If you are having malware issues, then post here or here. Running combofix can brick your machine, the tool requires advanced knowledge to recover a machine if things go wrong....

 

There is a whole warning about running the tool on your own, just because it has worked fine in the past... Does not mean that issues will arise if you run it on your own. The tool does a number of things, and running it first as a go to tool is not really a good idea....



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:02 PM

If you are having malware issues, then post here or here. Running combofix can brick your machine, the tool requires advanced knowledge to recover a machine if things go wrong....

 

There is a whole warning about running the tool on your own, just because it has worked fine in the past... Does not mean that issues will arise if you run it on your own. The tool does a number of things, and running it first as a go to tool is not really a good idea....

Sorry but this does not answer the question.

This issue might be a problem for Combofix's site itself.

 

And by the way, the first link that you provided was where I originally posted this thread and it got bounced here by Animal.


Edited by shrimpy, 21 June 2016 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:06 PM

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:08 PM

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Yep, it said the same thing to me..   And still insisted on running in the Reduced Functionality Mode...   Which makes it appear that Bleeping Computer is where the problem is originating from.


Edited by shrimpy, 21 June 2016 - 07:08 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:08 PM

Does the machine in question have an internet connection?



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:10 PM

Yes it does InadequatInfirmity.

 

Although when Combofix was ran it was used in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.


Edited by shrimpy, 21 June 2016 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:20 PM

Yes it does InadequatInfirmity.

 

Although when Combofix was ran it was used in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

 

Therein lies the issue.... Run it in normal mode and you should not see the issue. But it would be best to create a new thread here, ask for help these guys here are the best help you can get out there period....

 

Just take a look here, your choice. :)



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:23 PM

 

Yes it does InadequatInfirmity.

 

Although when Combofix was ran it was used in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

 

Therein lies the issue.... Run it in normal mode and you should not see the issue. But it would be best to create a new thread here, ask for help these guys here are the best help you can get out there period....

 

Just take a look here, your choice. :)

 

Normal mode as in regular Safe Mode?

And yes, you are right, these guys here are the Wizards of rooting out viruses and malware..  I just try not to bother them too much if I can avoid it.


Edited by shrimpy, 21 June 2016 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:30 PM

I just try not to bother them too much if I can avoid it.

 

They enjoy it, that is why there is no charge. Plus it is a learning experience for both parties. Post your thread, it will be answered. Just make sure to thank your helper. Helping people is the goal of this site, and the warning are put into place for a reason, they would be more likely to be bothered if you ran combofix and it trashed the machine in question....

 

Normal mode as in regular Safe Mode?

 

Saying too much more would look like I am suggesting you to run the tool, so I will not comment on CF anymore.

 

 

Whatever you choose, good luck. :) 



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:37 PM

ComboFix is optimized to run from normal mode where it is most effective. However, it should run in safe mode if you are having trouble getting it to run or loading Windows in normal mode.

Just so you know...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. However, the developer (sUBs) periodically releases updates and fixes for older supported operating systems. The download link at BleepingComputer is working without any issues.
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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:40 PM

To anyone else out there..  Have you encountered this problem lately with Combofix?  Because the problem at this point appears to be originating with the site itself.

 

Has anyone been able to get past the Reduced Functionality Mode in a test run of Combofix today?

 

To rehash.   I am attempting to use a  new free version of Combofix, yet the Combofix is behaving as if I'm using an old version of it.  


Edited by shrimpy, 21 June 2016 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:42 PM

ComboFix is optimized to run from normal mode where it is most effective. However, it should run in safe mode if you are having trouble getting it to run or loading Windows in normal mode.

Just so you know...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. However, the developer (sUBs) periodically releases updates and fixes for older supported operating systems. The download link at BleepingComputer is working without any issues.

It is being used on a Windows 7 OS.

 

Thanks for clarifying the normal mode vs. Safe Mode question that I had in any event.



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:43 PM

Has anyone been able to get past the Reduced Functionality Mode in a test run of Combofix today?

 

I download and tested it and it runs fine on my machine. :)






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