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#1 mylanta406

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 11:13 AM

Are there currently any plans to make Combofix available in Windows 8 or 10 or anything else that you all suggest
to replace it's functionality for these newer operating systems?

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 10 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 11:34 AM

Hi:

 

AFAIK, no.

It's still a good tool -- when properly used by folks trained to do so.

And malware removal folks still deploy it on supported platforms.

But it has been supplanted by other tools for 8 and 10 with no plans to code for compatibility on those OSs.

 

The developer (@sUBs) or someone else will correct me, if I am wrong.

 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 12:05 PM

At this time the only Windows operating system Combofix support are:

 

Windows XP (32-bit only)
Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit)
 
The follow is a question and answer from Combofix.org:
 
Q: Is Combofix compatible with 8.1/10?
 
A: No. Combofix is not compatible with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. In fact, is it very unlikely Combofix will ever be compatible with these versions, or any future Windows updates. There are alternative to Combofix that run on these versions of Windows. 
 
As an alternative Combofix.org suggests using Malwarebytes and Superantispyware.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:46 PM

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. However, the developer (sUBs) periodically releases updates and fixes for older supported operating systems.
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Posted 18 November 2016 - 05:43 PM

Thanks everyone for your help though Mbam and SAS are not in my estimation a replacement for Combofix, not by a mile.

I never heard of Zoek, will check it out! It's a shame though as Combofix was a uniquely successful product and I have yet to see anything that compares with it.



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 05:57 PM

FRST Tutorial - How to use Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
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Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:20 PM

Right I will play with that as well, thanks.



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 08:18 PM

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:10 AM

Actually quite sad as We've been using Combofix for years at our retail store when customers would bring in computers for virus removal. However we do get quite a lot of Windows 7 machines so we do use it from time to time... But just as of late this year I'm seeing a big shift into the windows 10 platform a big part of that coming from the free upgrade Microsoft provided I believe.


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:13 AM

Yes Microsoft is pushing Windows 10. Fortunately we have other specialized tools to work on that OS.
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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:30 AM

Yes Microsoft is pushing Windows 10. Fortunately we have other specialized tools to work on that OS.

 

Agreed for sure, I was just saying it's kinda sad just because it had done such a great job over the years. Sad it isn't being continued. But I see why.


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:48 AM

Yes Microsoft is pushing Windows 10. Fortunately we have other specialized tools to work on that OS.

Can you tell me what these are as yet I haven't seen anything to compare with Combofix mentioned.



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 12:45 PM

 

Yes Microsoft is pushing Windows 10. Fortunately we have other specialized tools to work on that OS.

Can you tell me what these are as yet I haven't seen anything to compare with Combofix mentioned.

 

 

 

There aren't really that are the exact same as Combofix. There are tools that somewhat follow in the path of what combofix did. Which he stated as being (FRST & Zoek)


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:55 PM

Yes Microsoft is pushing Windows 10. Fortunately we have other specialized tools to work on that OS.

Can you tell me what these are as yet I haven't seen anything to compare with Combofix mentioned.

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 04:40 PM

Sorry those two are on another planet for me compared to what Combofix did.






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