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#1 howard_hopkinso

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 03:42 PM

This is my first post here and I would like to ask a question regarding the current situation with Combofix.

I am getting reports that Combofix has been withdrawn.

Here is what is displayed when attempting to run Combofix.

The tool, ComboFix has been temporarily withdrawn.

The author discovered a rootkit infection that will intefere with ComboFix's running.

This will cause Combofix to be UNSAFE FOR USE on your machine.

Even if you manage to find a mirror for the tool, PLEASE DO NOT RUN THIS TOOL

Apologies for any inconvenience caused


Can someone please tell me if this is A: Legitimate B: If it is, when are we likely to be able to use Combofix again? C: Is there another application available that will do the same as Combofix?

Thanks for your time.

Regards Howard :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:56 PM

A quote from the author of Combofix:

I have just encountered a rootkit that will cause CF to recursively delete all files from SystemDrive.

Pulling the tool till further notice.

Please inform your users not to use CF. Who knows if that rootkit is in there.

Please spread the word. Also have users delete their copies of CF


I, would take his advice.

Edited by tg1911, 15 February 2007 - 04:58 PM.

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#3 howard_hopkinso

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 02:01 AM

Thankyou very much for the info, it`s very much appreciated.

Damn those rootkits.

Regards Howard :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 02:07 AM

You're welcome, Howard.
Glad to be of help.
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Posted 08 March 2007 - 10:03 PM

Just to let everyone know. Combofix has now been fixed and is safe to use once more.

Regards Howard :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 08:56 AM

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