Combofix

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 107 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.0
  • Total Downloads:
    990,135
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 10, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,750
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #9 in Anti-Spyware

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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 63 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 16
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 107 votes

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    • 4 star 9
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1 stars

"Would not install on my Win7 Pro 64bit computer."

January 25, 2012  |  By Igneous

 |  Version: Combofix 1.0.0

Pros

From my little experience I had no pro's.

Cons

Then I went to Combofix site directly to see if they had a newer version...they did. I downloaded the latest version for my machine and had a virus/malware after the reboot! "Restore" didn't work (?) Fortunately I have Home Server 2011 and had a full backup of my computer from the previous night before download and was able to come back to normal.

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5 stars

"Program Helped Rid Viruses"

August 09, 2014  |  By AZjeepGuy2014

 |  Version: Combofix 1.0.0

Pros

The program worked well when working with an experienced helper. I received FREE online step by step help with my Trojan.fakems viruses at techsupportforum.com. The guy who helped me was named chemist and he walked me step by step. They use this program and then write certain scripts based off the info the text file gives them. I wouldn't want to do this with qualified help as it is a very powerful program. You can view my problem and cure and see them walk me through the repair at http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f100/trojan-fake-virus-9-of-them-comes-back-hourly-875769.html#post5505441

Cons

No cons really..the program worked great. I would say if their is any cons to this program its is not for novice computer people such as myself without the guided assistance of a very qualified helper.

Summary

Good program, just make sure you either have the high level computer backgrounds skills to use this program or a qualified helper. I am glad that there are people such as the person who designed this tool to help defend us against people who write viruses and malware.

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1 stars

"Big Problems"

January 28, 2014  |  By fixit10

 |  Version: Combofix 1.0.0

Pros

None that I can think of.

Cons

Totally messed up my windows 7 pro. did not let me uninstall. Messed up numerous files and programs. Took quite a lot of work to restore my system - eventually was able to totally restore, but had to manually remove the program from the registry and files.

Summary

Program is NOT READY for prime time. I would give it a while to develop.

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1 stars

"Pure waste !"

March 12, 2013  |  By SurgeonX1

 |  Version: Combofix 1.0.0

Pros

Nothing, what should it be ???

Cons

Kaspersky told me to use this because I had some problems with KIS2013. But it installed an english recovery console telling I had not installed this though I HAD installed in German ! Then it said it makes a restore point but it DID not ! The autoplay in context menue of CD-ROM was removed and some other bad effects. It did not help anything ! Pure nonsense and waste ! I had to use an external recovery program to restore the whole system !!

Summary

Dangerous tool !!

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5 stars

"Works as advertised"

August 01, 2012  |  By nyplumma

 |  Version: Combofix 1.0.0

Pros

Running Windows XP & had a problem with Chrome being hijacked by the Scour search engine (from my Google homepage). I went looking for an answer & found a review on the bleepingcomputer website. I disabled my anti-virus (as suggested) when I installed & ran Combofix. It worked! When I returned to Chome & my Google homepage... = no more hijack! I couldn't be happier.

Cons

So far, no known issues as a result of the install. I'm happy. I see some reviews here of people who run Windows 7 that weren't too happy with the results of this program, so read the posts carefully and consider all that has been said before you dive into the pool... As far as my experience (running Windows XP)... it's all good.

Summary

I think it's important for everyone (at least once in a while) to take the time to write a review, share their experiences or provide a known fix. When you do that, you have no idea how many people you help. It really does matter. While you'll never know the reward of your efforts for doing so, be assured that your experiences & knowledge really does matter AND makes a difference! Thank you to all who have offered their expertise.

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5 stars

"Fixed my PC no issues"

July 25, 2012  |  By zeroinfinity2

 |  Version: Combofix 1.0.0

Pros

Extremely thorough in malware removal.

Cons

Extreme. It deletes .exe's and replaces them, turns off your internet connect and other things. You MUST allow it to finish it's job or your computer may be screwed.

Summary

I had an infection in services.exe. A trojan had attached itself to this important system file, and AVG, NOD32 and Malwarebytes could not do anything to heal/quarantine. Stopping this process in the task manager will cause anyone's computer to restart (try it).
Combofix was the only thing that worked, and it replaced my services.exe. No problems since (though a couple of programs refused to run, but on restart everything worked fine).

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1 stars

"Deleted programs with any warning."

July 06, 2012  |  By jschuller

 |  Version: Combofix 1.0.0

Pros

None that I could see.

Cons

It deleted several programs I use all the time, Perfect Keyboard and Clip Cache without any warning. I don't know what other damage it did.

Good thing that it created a restore point before it destroyed anything. I did a restore and everything is back to normal now. And I immediately deleted Combofix from my computer.

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5 stars

"Great product fixed my problems in 10 minutes"

July 06, 2012  |  By ThePainContinues

 |  Version: Combofix 1.0.0

Pros

It goes deep and resolves all errors that blocks you from using your computer freely. It also speeds up your computer. You should run it every month I think. It is a light program only 4-5 mb. No installation required.

Cons

Interface could be better.

Summary

I highly recommend it. Great product in a small package for FREE.

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5 stars

"Excellent Program, credit to the developers !!"

June 29, 2012  |  By B_Rad_H

 |  Version: Combofix 1.0.0

Pros

Works where others have failed

Cons

Took 2 whole days to complete scan

Summary

After following advice from bleepingcomputer.com, and after trying numerous av's, used combofix to get rid of sirefef virus. It took 2 days to complete scan but saved having to do a wipe of windows.
Using Windows 7 Ultimate

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5 stars

"Run on Windows 7 64bit - Firewall issues"

June 13, 2012  |  By IamMoonWolf

 |  Version: Combofix 1.0.0

Pros

Tried many things with no success.
Came across Combofix as being the best.
I could not change my firewall setting
nor could I do anything with homegroup settings.
I ran ComboFix and low and behold
I have my firewall blocking those holes.
The homegroup is working so now I can get
all those files that my wife has created.

Cons

Nothing I found to give it cons.
Everything worked and nothing went wrong.

Summary

Hats off to the crew of ComboFix for now
the wife is happy her computer is fixed.

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1 stars

"Wiped out my perfedtly good Windows 7 Computer !"

June 11, 2012  |  By perryking

 |  Version: Combofix 1.0.0

Pros

None. It Destroyed my System !

Cons

Downloaded from www.bleepingcomputer.com. Ran it to completion. It Destroyed my perfectly good Windows 7, 32 bit computer.

Summary

After runing ComboFix: Windows Explorer will not run, Internet explore will not run, MS Office 2007 opens with error after error. Outlook will not send or receive, Some programs will run, most will not.

And most impotantly: Sytem restore will not run !! ComboFix reported it made a system restore point but I can't find any record of it, so I tried some other recent restore points to try to recover my computer. All attempts failed saying that: "Event System Services, and VSS service are not running so could not complete the sytem restore". Bottom line: My system has been totaly trashed.

Would suggest , that it's not worth the chance to run this program on a Win 7 computer .

I do have an Acronis 2012 backup from two weeks ago, which I will use to restore my computer, but will loose some work i.e. will have to reinstall a few newer programs installed yesterday. But would prefer to first see if I could backout all the problems that this Malware (Combo Fix) caused to my PC.

The last entry in the Log file report from the ComboFix one time run on my computer says that Pre run I had 38GB free, and Post Run I had 42GB free. My question is where did that 4GB go to? i.e. Apparantly Combofix deleted enough files to free up 4GB of space on my c: drive. And whatever it erased from my drive is now why my system no longer functions I'm assuming. The Log file report also mentioned in the second to last line:

"ComboFix-quarantined-files-txt" and the date and time. Im assuming it created such a file ~

Have not been able to find the file yet since Windows explorer will not load. May try to access this PC through a network connection and browse the files to find it.

In anycase since I gained 4GB of space after Combo ran, I doubt it saved any of my SYSTEM files anywhere where I could restore them from.

SO: Please does anyone know how to recover form a Combo Fix desaster that wiped out my sytem, by backing out the changes it made? (short of having to use my Back Up Image?).

Please let me know . Thank You.

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General
Publisher sUBs
Publisher web site http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/publisher/subs/
Release Date August 10, 2010
Date Added August 10, 2010
Version 1.0.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.36MB
File Name ComboFix.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 990,135
Downloads Last Week 2,750
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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