ComboFix | Step-by-step instructions
Note: Please read the instructions carefully. Also, it’s recommended to take a backup of you computer before running any cleanup utility.
How to download & run ComboFix?
- First go to [ spywarejedi.com/downloads/combofix.exe ] to download the latest release of ComboFix.
- Once you’ve downloaded the program to your computer, then double click it to run.
- Follow the installation wizard and click “Next”, “Next”, “Yes”, etc. through all the prompt boxes.
- It will start scanning your computer and go through all of it’s stages.
- Once it reaches the end of the scan it may reboot your computer automatically if needed (this is normal).
- ComboFix will pull up a text window with the results once it has completed successfully.
What is ComboFix?
- 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.
- Please note that running this program without supervision can cause your computer to not operate correctly. Therefore only run this program at the request of an experienced helper.
- Kills malware and hidden processes.
- Stop malware services.
- Unloads malware DLLs from processses.
- Removes malicious autorun entries.
- Can fix DNS hijackers
- Can fix Proxy Hijackers
- Can repair the HOSTS file.
- Restores shortcuts hidden by the FakeHDD rogues.
- Analyze the Master Boot Record for symptoms of Rootkit infections.
- List and Fix SSDT, Shadow SSDT, and IRP Hooks caused by Rootkits.
- Displays and restores patched system files.