ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically. In addition to being able to remove a large amount of the most common and current malware, ComboFix also displays a report that can be used by trained helpers to remove malware that is not automatically removed by the program.
You should not run ComboFix unless you are specifically asked to by a helper. Also, due to the power of this tool it is strongly advised that you do not attempt to act upon any of the information displayed by ComboFix without supervision from someone who has been properly trained If you do so, it may lead to problems with the normal functionality of your computer.
Please note that due to the nature of Combofix, it is advisable to use it only if you are guided by a computer expert.
Capabilities and Integrated Utilities
- Integrates NirCmd, a command-line tool.
- Can unhook any .dll file in the system32 folder.
- Command-line which allows users to delete up to 8 files at a time
- It can often run on systems where few Antimalware programs can run because the malware will delete them.
- ComboFix is made to run on 32/64 Bits versions of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
- Some antivirus software may detect ComboFix as malicious; for example it uses NirCmd, which is considered as a backdoor by many antivirus software.
- ComboFix may disrupt internet connectivity.The majority of times only a simple fix is required.
- ComboFix may attempt deletion all files from the system drive on systems infected with a rootkit.
For a more detailed information on how to use ComboFix and sites that you can receive malware removal help, please visit the following page to see the ComboFix guide in multiple languages: