Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    My neighbor wiped out his computer and in the process of trying to fix it came across a program called COMBOFIX which claims " to clean your computer as clean as an angel's underwear".

    I am only an experienced newbie and that is how I found the name of this program = by googling the quote above.

    Has anyone ever heard of this program and is it any good ??????????
    If you google COMBOFIX, it is apparently well known.
    In 10 years of playing with computers, I had NEVER heard of this unlike the many OTHER malware programs that we all are familiar with.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    New England, USA
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Hello Arthur,

    program called COMBOFIX which claims " to clean your computer as clean as an angel's underwear".
    Do you have a link to where you saw that claim?

    Has anyone ever heard of this program and is it any good ??????????
    If you google COMBOFIX, it is apparently well known.
    In 10 years of playing with computers, I had NEVER heard of this unlike the many OTHER malware programs that we all are familiar with.
    Yes, it is commonly used with the help of a trained malware removal expert in one of the forums such as BleepingComputer, Geeks2Go, WhattheTech, etc...

    It is developed and maintained by a guy who goes by the name sUBs. The program should not be run without guidance from someone who has experience with it. This is detailed in the post here.

    Basically it should only be run when necessary after getting the proper diagnostic tools run to confirm infected. There are also many safeguards put in place but you need to know how to access them. Bottom line....if you think you're infected, either pay someone for professional removal or get help in the forums for free if you wish.

    Hope that helps,
    Dave
    Dave aka IndiGenus

    Malware-Analysis.net

  3. #3
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Calif
    Posts
    182
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
    Hi Arthur :

    I 2nd what David said ; this program was developed by a certified,
    Volunteer "Malware Removal Specialist" for use by similar Experts
    and should be used under their supervision in case something goes
    wrong . There is a "tutorial" on this program at
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix .
    For the BEST in what counts in Life :

    http://www.ctftoronto.com

  4. #4
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    53
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I hope this comes out in the right thread.

    I am responding since someone asked WHERE I found this application .
    I initially googled on "clean as an angel's underwear" since that is the ONLY info my neighbor could give me . He forgot the name.
    Then I got the name - COMBOFIX.
    Then I googled COMBOFIX and found the BLEEPING COMPUTER site with tutorial as has been mentioned.

    Good to know it is not rogue software.
    Thanks for the caveats about using it.

    CYA

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •