How to use ComboFix

How to use ComboFix



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?

  1. First go to [ ] to download the latest release of ComboFix.
  2. Once you’ve downloaded the program to your computer, then double click it to run.
  3. Follow the installation wizard and click “Next”, “Next”, “Yes”, etc. through all the prompt boxes.
  4. It will start scanning your computer and go through all of it’s stages.
  5. Once it reaches the end of the scan it may reboot your computer automatically if needed (this is normal).
  6. 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.

ComboFix Features:

  • 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.

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