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Windows 7: Do not use Combofix on your own!!

02 Nov 2013   #141
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit

Agreed.. who brought it up anyways, anyone who knows stuff.. will not use combo fix unless instructed or they have test computers to train them selves

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02 Nov 2013   #142

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Only issue I've had from using ComboFix was losing Internet connection. But, was an easy fix.

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13 Feb 2014   #143

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I did not know it might foo bar the system, but I was already looking at a reinstall due to what I thought was nasty malware.
It did have nasty malware because combo fix simply made it work again.
A long list of programs were quarantined.
So if your stuck then go ahead, if you planned on a reinstall anyway.
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15 Feb 2014   #144
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
So if your stuck then go ahead, if you planned on a reinstall anyway.

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29 Apr 2014   #145

Windows Vista Business 32bit

+1 I agree. Using tools like these for the first time, you would need you to read instructions. some people just skip reading instructions and thinking they can figure it out for themselves, which is not such a good idea. if YOU use combofix on your own and something goes wrong, BAM! Your system would be Destabilized, possibly causing loss of data.
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02 May 2014   #146

Windows 7 Home Premium

In the event something goes wrong with Windows after using CF, or a script for CF, System Restore may take care of the issue, and should be the first option to try.

If System Restore does not work, there are ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) backups created by ComboFix when the user agrees to the CF disclaimer.

For Windows 7, the process of recovery is run from the Recovery Environment, if I recall correctly.

However, this process is not a casual undertaking, and neither is running CF.
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14 Jul 2014   #147

win 7 32bit

I agree Combofix is a great malware removal tool, one of the best in my opinon. I would suggest you join their forums and have them teach you how it really works. It is very powerful removal tool if you have been trained to use it.
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14 Jul 2014   #148
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums ummon. Yes, that was the reason Jacee posted this thread. It is very powerful, and for trained experts. Anyone else is just playing with fire. A Guy
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20 Jul 2014   #149


I assume you meant "if not used WITH trained supervision"?

Ok ... where would I find a certified malware instructor?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
This is a 'specialized/heavy duty tool' and it can render your computer as a doorstop if not used without trained supervision. Please don't download and run it unless you are asked to do so by a "certified" malware instuctor who has gone through the use and special training of this Application.
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20 Jul 2014   #150
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

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 Do not use Combofix on your own!!

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