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

20 Nov 2012   #81
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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Well it would be illegal technically to tell anybody to use ComboFix and charge them money afterwards seeing as it violates the GPL by refusing it's source.

I'm not trying to insult anybody, as this is a noble pursuit, but spotting a line in a log from Hijackthis or whatever tool might be used doesn't exactly require intimate esoteric knowledge that must be purchased. Which is more where my negativity is directed.
Sorry, I must be missing something here, what made you bring up charging people? I've read my post again and I honestly don't think I said that, if I did then I'm willing to hold my hands up and admit my mistake. I just want to note, in case I am at fault here, my training is free and is run by volunteers

What does this line mean then?

[7] 2009-04-11 . F3F5549E69AE8509342E67E4F972CA1C . 820224 . . [6.0.6002.18005] .. c:\windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-user32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.18005_none_2b4280d122dbbbb4\user32.dll


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20 Nov 2012   #82
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Tom I have no idea what all that means. So I will leave it to those like you that are trained in such matters. I know when I don't know and give give credit to those that do know.
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20 Nov 2012   #83
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Tom I have no idea what all that means. So I will leave it to those like you that are trained in such matters. I know when I don't know and give give credit to those that do know.
I'm not trained yet I should be done in a few months though, at which point I'll be able to help out in the security forum.
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20 Nov 2012   #84
whatabombom

windows 7 ultimate x32 ultimate edition
 
 

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.

You have been warned.
you can say that again mate i used it once and ended up with a bsod
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20 Nov 2012   #85
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Wish you luck and good will with your training. Their are only a few that create infection but it takes many to help clean up the mess they make in millions of computers.
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20 Nov 2012   #86
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
I'm not trained yet I should be done in a few months though, at which point I'll be able to help out in the security forum.
I've been meaning to say it seems like helping with security issues would be very appropriate.
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20 Nov 2012   #87
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well agree Hydranix and like I said in another thread last night when I saw that doco on Anonymous it makes us worrying and arguing about security a bit a of a waste of time.

To be honest like that fellow said you go swim with croc and you will get bitten. I personally think the security we use and discuss at tedious length is alright for your everyday crims and spammers whatever but people like the organisation I mentioned you have no defence against at all I suppose unless you devise a cypher between yourself and whoever you might contact.

What I will say though is that the attitude was well out of order and quite frankly rather playground in nature. I for one hope he found the dummy wherever it went
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29 Jan 2013   #88
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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29 Jan 2013   #89
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Wow that was close, I'm currently doing my Live Log at GeekU and had my instructor download Combofix two days ago. Wouldn't be good if I'd made the VM more infected than it was in the first place!
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29 Jan 2013   #90
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Jacee, I've never used or recommended it but this is good info.

Tom, that may not help your grade index.
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