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JayChoww
post Jun 8 2011, 01:33 PM

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I always use CF to kill active virus and then full scan with antivirus to clean the rest. I do it everytime to my customer pc/laptop tongue.gif and yes sometimes it cannot boot at all biggrin.gif but i give choice to my customer if i can't clean it using CF i reformat their pc/laptop.
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post Jun 30 2011, 12:56 PM

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it cannot boot after using CF or cannot boot before using it?


Added on June 30, 2011, 12:58 pm
QUOTE(Coldf3ar @ Jun 8 2011, 02:00 AM)
Is it? I've been infected by Virut before. 1 time Combo-Fix is enuf to settle it down. Not sure if there any thing left behind. But my pc working well after that wink.gif
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you may run Ccleaner after that to ensure every left was swipe out


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post Jul 2 2011, 06:57 PM

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To be honest, I am aware of the warning and all that...

But...to refrain myself from using it is a very bad idea...

I have been using it for quite some time and never it had failed me..

CF couple with a few other tools can make a great fixing tool...
What I have been practicing is I used CF, MBAM then CCleaner....and voila...so far it works for most of the time...
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post Jun 10 2012, 11:06 AM

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there's no one click solution to malware/virus.. the cleaner u want ur pc to be, the more risk in chances of meddling with window registries which is fatal. that's the sad part about how stagnant n restricted window runs despite being a userfriendly os for years. the true solution always boil down to one only which is reformat.
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post Sep 21 2012, 10:31 AM

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Are u sure w7 cant use CF ? i tried on my working lappy.. a virus supplier ...i duno previous user how to use it... i just c cleaner one time..can found many useless folders or files or system file and once i clean it..i gt 2gb free space bak..=.=

but so far i use CF ...ok wa..i just dl from website and run it in normal mode...let it run and i just meeting with colleageus ..after it..restart n c cleaner again..case settle...better than use KAV which cost me more than 2 hour to full scan ....doh.gif
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post Sep 27 2012, 01:11 PM

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I did not update the first post and a lot of changes have been done on ComboFix since then.

Like I said, CF can be a very powerful tool to use in dealing with infections as you can see for yourself. But the fact remains that depending on the kinds of malware you're getting, especially the stubborn ones may cause BSOD.

I can only warn but not stopping from anybody using it.
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post Dec 11 2012, 07:15 PM

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I wonder why Combo Fix always removes my flash get.. >.>
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post Oct 14 2013, 07:55 AM

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QUOTE(rikimtasu @ Jun 8 2011, 10:48 AM)
It better to do a combofix,and then install MBAM and do a full scan.It never hurt to do that.
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what is MBAM?
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post Oct 14 2013, 02:36 PM

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how about server? afaik cf cannot work on win server..any software that have same capability like cf?
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post Oct 16 2013, 03:27 PM

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QUOTE(BlueWind @ Mar 11 2011, 01:19 AM)
About Combofix and reasons behind
Combofix is intended to be used under a TRAINED MALWARE SPECIALIST because they have the knowledge on how to use Combofix properly and propose a special fix based on the log given. As powerful as it may seem, when helpers use Combofix as a tool, it often takes MORE THAN one round to properly eradicate stubborn infections which I hope this explains the powerful nature of this specialized tool. I believe we have seen enough people in LYN Tech Support forum most of the time suggest victims to run ComboFix based on their experience using it without supervision simply because they thought they had successfully disinfected the whole machine and absence of symptoms does not mean the infection is all gone. Frankly speaking, only trained specialist will only know the inner workings of CF and the way it behaves.

BEAR IN MIND that using this tool will also risk of causing BOOT FAILURE on the machine rendering it useless.

As described from Bleeping Computer :
I have seen enough people ignorant enough to propose the use of this tool whenever there appears to be a malware problem in someone's machine.

Therefore, we PLEAD everyone especially those who are untrained, DO NOT ever suggest victims to run CF and we would like to REMIND you once again that the logs generated each run from CF is solely intended use by a trained analyst.
Note : Combofix is in no way affiliated with combofix.org
Updated on 28/9/2011
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So how am i going to become a train specialist in using combofix?? rclxub.gif
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post Mar 13 2014, 06:35 PM

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been using combofix back in 2009 but since switched to Malwarebytes, i have no need for it already

now i'm not sure whether the combofix tool is maintained & updated to cope with Windows 7/Windows 8 operating systems

anyone still using this fix today?

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edit: found that it works still on Windows 7 machine, but not tested on Windows 8/8.1

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BlueWind
post Mar 16 2014, 10:08 PM

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You could run Windows 8 on it but not 8.1.

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QUOTE(BlueWind @ Mar 16 2014, 10:08 PM)
You could run Windows 8 on it but not 8.1.
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hi, can it run windows 7 home premium? i need to remove a virus on my pc (backdoor.win64.agent.en) sad.gif
SlamberGamer
post Jan 24 2015, 11:17 PM

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i dont think this software ever cause boot failure. used it for a long time already
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post Jan 24 2015, 11:18 PM

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beside combofix u can always use malwarebyte it have same fuction.. best use for win 8.1 where combofix wont do any good.
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post Feb 16 2015, 12:31 PM

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Ran in Malware analysis platform, does pretty much what a malware does.
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post Mar 5 2015, 06:02 PM

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QUOTE(XeMoAsLaM91 @ Oct 14 2013, 07:55 AM)
what is  MBAM?
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post Mar 5 2015, 06:03 PM

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QUOTE(BlueWind @ Mar 16 2014, 10:08 PM)
You could run Windows 8 on it but not 8.1.
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Hoping that cf will support every window.. im strunging with other method bcoz cf is simply the best

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post Mar 14 2015, 06:16 AM

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QUOTE(SlamberGamer @ Mar 5 2015, 06:02 PM)
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post Mar 26 2015, 04:07 PM

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i've been asked by my friend by this ComboFix. and i've run it. is it gonna do anything?

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