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Combofix Download (Not a Log)

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#1 passacaglia


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:00 PM

While trying to download, a window says Malware Blocked. Presumably by Hitman Pro.alert. Should I disable Hitman Pro.alert or do something different? When I ran Combofix time ago, I disabled all antivirus since many engines recognize combofix as a virus. I don't run it now. I keep it JIC.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:14 AM

Where did you download ComboFix from? The official site for downloading ComboFix is provided in the authorized Guide and tutorial on How to use ComboFix which redirects here.

There are a number of unofficial sites which host various unauthorized versions of ComboFix (many of which are outdated) or imitations which claim to be ComboFix but redirect to downloading questionable software instead. For example, ComboFix.org and ComboFixdownload.com offer unauthorized versions but are not affiliated with the legitimate tool created by sUBs.

If you did attempt to download ComboFix from the official site be aware that Bleeping Computer's hosted programs for download are trustworthy, safe and malware-free. However, depending on the product, some anti-virus software and other security scanners may flag certain programs as a threat for a variety of reasons when that is not the case. In these instances the detection or blocking by Hitman Pro.alert in your case was a "false positive". You can temporarily disable it until you download and run the tool.
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