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

26 Sep 2012   #61
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shane Williams View Post
Well... I guess 14 years of using a program doesn't qualify me as an expert. Nor does 20+ years of working with computers. So I'll leave you *experts* to your certifications.
I don't think 14 years of double clicking on a file is comparable to a security expert with access to the restricted tutorials - of which I'm not an expert, but I have access to the tutorials. I'm not arguing whether you're well versed with a computer, of which I'm sure you are, we're on ComboFix here.

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FYI- it says IT student because due to health issues I lost my career. I went to get a job in the field and couldnt due to a lack of certifications. Not a lack of knowledge. I would have hoped that you would have asked me pertinant questions about the program, etc instead of attacking me. But I can see that without those certs I may as well be trying to convince a congressman not to load a bill with earmarks.
No one is attacking you, if you felt that way then I'll happily apologise We're all here to learn and help others so I wanted to point out some things to you. I asked you plenty of questions, none got answered, so I gave up.


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26 Sep 2012   #62
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shane Williams View Post
I've never had any training with it. I have used it on several machines to recover from bad virus intrusion where the AV just wasn't enough to fix it. I wouldn't send that kind of warning out unless you are referring to a network situation. Then I would let the HMIC take care of it. On your own machine, I wouldn't use it unless it was a last resort but I wouldn't be sending fear out like the OP did.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shane Williams View Post
Well... I guess 14 years of using a program doesn't qualify me as an expert. Nor does 20+ years of working with computers. So I'll leave you *experts* to your certifications.
14 years?
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26 Sep 2012   #63
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I'm no security expert, nor do I profess to be one. If I see a post/thread where the OP is having some serious security issues and has already tried scanning with their chosen AV and MBAM without being able to resolve their issue (i.e. it is too deep rooted in their system), then it is possible that tools such as CF might help. I don't recommend its use directly though. Instead, I ask Jacee (either via a VM or PM) to take a look and then make her recommendations. I then let the OP know that I've requested assistance from an expert and ask them that they follow all instructions that she gives (including downloading and running any tools) explicitly and to the letter.
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13 Oct 2012   #64
rossfingal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have no real business to comment on using CF without trained supervision.
There's no problem doing that if you want to do, maybe, reformat and reinstall -
if things go wrong.
Things don't ever go wrong do they?!?
I wonder what "suBs" and compatriots would say about using it without DIRECT,
trained, guidance.
Here you've got "Jacee" on this forum -
I think I would go by what she says!
Just an opinion!
rossfingal
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13 Oct 2012   #65
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 10 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

I agree with Ross this Combofix and it must be pretty damn good or something to be left alone - so where does the training come from? Not that I particularly want to try it as my own security is up to the job.

But I have to say I don't like dummy spitters in here after all it is supposed to be teamwork.
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13 Oct 2012   #66
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I agree with Ross this Combofix and it must be pretty damn good or something to be left alone - so where does the training come from? Not that I particularly want to try it as my own security is up to the job.

But I have to say I don't like dummy spitters in here after all it is supposed to be teamwork.
Any of the UNITE schools

UNITE - Unified Network of Instructors and Trained Eliminators
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13 Oct 2012   #67
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 10 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I agree with Ross this Combofix and it must be pretty damn good or something to be left alone - so where does the training come from? Not that I particularly want to try it as my own security is up to the job.

But I have to say I don't like dummy spitters in here after all it is supposed to be teamwork.
Any of the UNITE schools

UNITE - Unified Network of Instructors and Trained Eliminators
Hey Tom what a great ref mate I do look at some of those site but didn't know that training was run by them. Now it's just a matter of cost I suppose
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13 Oct 2012   #68
rossfingal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I agree with Ross this Combofix and it must be pretty damn good or something to be left alone - so where does the training come from? Not that I particularly want to try it as my own security is up to the job.

But I have to say I don't like dummy spitters in here after all it is supposed to be teamwork.
Any of the UNITE schools

UNITE - Unified Network of Instructors and Trained Eliminators
Hey Tom what a great ref mate I do look at some of those site but didn't know that training was run by them. Now it's just a matter of cost I suppose
Training is free.
Note that "Jacee" is in the list of teachers.
Why would I listen to her advice, concerning CF!?!
(Maybe there's a reason?!)
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13 Oct 2012   #69
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 10 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rossfingal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Hey Tom what a great ref mate I do look at some of those site but didn't know that training was run by them. Now it's just a matter of cost I suppose
Training is free.
Note that "Jacee" is in the list of teachers.
Why would I listen to her advice, concerning CF!?!
(Maybe there's a reason?!)
Thanks Ross and well I suppose you wouldn't argue with the wife would you??
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14 Oct 2012   #70
rossfingal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

"argue with the wife"?
Hmmmmm?!?
Probably NOT!!!
rossfingal
(How does it go - "digression before valor"?!?)
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