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Windows 7: Combo fix

02 Feb 2013   #1
Vaper

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
Combo fix

Why must combofix be renamed before downloading?
renamed to what?
Thanks


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02 Feb 2013   #2
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Is there a reason you need to run ComboFix?

Do not use Combofix on your own!!
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02 Feb 2013   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
Is there a reason you need to run ComboFix?

Do not use Combofix on your own!!
I most certainly agree with cottonball!!
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03 Feb 2013   #4
gied

Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64
 
 

To answer OP question, malware is blocking some programs by name. So random name is not blocked.
However, additional to the reasons for combofix being dangerous on its own, it was noticed infected couple days ago with Sality and pulled down from their main page (I do not know if it is back up). If you download it from somewhere else you risk getting another infection too.
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03 Feb 2013   #5
Vaper

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Thanks gied, I thought that was the reason but wasn't sure.

And thanks to you cottonball and Jacee for your concern
I have no need/ plans to use it, was just curious

You have a great forum,I have learned a lot here
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03 Feb 2013   #6
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Vaper,

As gied mentioned, ComboFix was out of commission for a couple of days, but now it is back up. Also, as he/she mentioned, you need to be careful where you download the program from, since there are unauthorized links out there. We do use the right ones.

If sometime you need help with removing malware, feel free to post your concerns here, in the System Security forum.
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04 Feb 2013   #7
Vaper

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
Vaper,

As gied mentioned, ComboFix was out of commission for a couple of days, but now it is back up. Also, as he/she mentioned, you need to be careful where you download the program from, since there are unauthorized links out there. We do use the right ones.

If sometime you need help with removing malware, feel free to post your concerns here, in the System Security forum.
Thanks cottonball,I am really careful downloading anything these days
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04 Feb 2013   #8
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Good!!
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