Combofix

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 107 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.3.25.1
  • Total Downloads:
    983,141
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,682
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #10 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Note: Please note that running this program without supervision of an experienced helper can cause your computer to not operate correctly.

Editors' Review

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Combofix is a powerful anti-malware and anti-spyware program that can eliminate the type of combination programs that other apps often miss. It runs with no frills but produces impressive results, although it may be hard to use if you don't have a good amount of technical knowledge.

Pros

Fast: For as deep as this program goes to remove problem files and software, it works quite quickly. The deep scans of many similar programs take much longer than the intensive search-and-delete that this app performs.

Basic communication: While it's not overly forthcoming and doesn't provide you with a lot of obvious options, Combofix does let you know what it's doing while it's doing it. Steps are clearly presented, and the program really takes care of most details on its own.

Cons

Confusing for beginners: This is not a program you should try to use if you don't have some experience with this type of software or if you don't have someone there to help. Because the software is so powerful, it can sometimes delete items you need, so you have to be able to recognize them and know what to do to stop that from happening.

Bottom Line

Combofix is a great way to supplement standard system cleaners and keep your machine running smoothly. It works well and it's free, but it isn't for the novice user without some additional guidance.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Doesn't work on Win 8.1"

March 04, 2015  |  By Bullriders

 |  Version: Combofix 15.3.1.1

Pros

Great on other Win 7 computers

Cons

15.3.1.1 and prior versions Keep thinking that my Win 8.1 is Win 2000

Summary

More thorough testing needs to be done.

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1 stars

"Who is sUBs?"

February 15, 2015

 |  Version: Combofix 15.2.13.2

Pros

Might appear to clean system of problems...

Cons

There really is no way of knowing for sure what this application does internally and since the developers continues to maintain anonymity, it continues to remain a mystery...

Summary

Who is (sUBs)?...That is the real question I think we all want answered!

Or is this going to be another TrueCrypt-like saga, whereupon said developer wishes to remain anonymous for some strange reason also not disclosed?!

Not a very wise decision considering the fact that you expect so many end-users to blindly trust the software you expect them to download in order to perform a fix on their machine.

Please reveal yourself Mr. sUBs...

To say that the purported author sUBs deserves a reprieve from criticism about the vague nature of his identity and application is just a childish response to a perfectly reasonable and necessary inquiry?

How can anyone defend the honor of an author whom insists upon hiding themselves?!-------an action by the way, which defies the very idea of integrity!

To expect users to put so much trust in an application whose source and therefore integrity cannot be determined and confirmed, is in of itself a bit credulous to say the least and is why it is perfectly understandable that it would garner so much suspicion.

C'mon people...in a world so full of coruption and deception, what evidence do we really have that this author's intentions are honorable?!

Prove it...Reveal yourself!

Let us know the true you!

Stop hiding behind a label that is simply just another mode of deception meant to deceive people into not recognizing whom you really are!

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2 stars

"Windows 8.1 - Says it's Win 2000 and won't install"

December 31, 2014

 |  Version: Combofix 14.12.14.1

Pros

This is a kick ass program! Quick and through for getting allot of nasty bugs that cannot be easily removed..

Cons

On my Windows 8.1 (which I am not fond of), The installer tells me that I am on Windows 2000 and that Windows 2000 is no longer supported. There is a bug in here somewhere. I got it from this CNET location. In the documentation, it at least runs on Windows 7 and 8.

Summary

Great program on all Windows OS versions, except Win 8.1.The info here on CNET says it works on Win 8.1 (64). It's telling me I am on Win 2000.

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5 stars

"Awesome - did the job with Powerlink & DLL.EXE Virus"

October 23, 2014  |  By seganfl

 |  Version: Combofix 14.10.21.1

Pros

Fast
Fairly Easy
Fixed what other ware could not

Cons

Only had to reset my IE settings - no biggie

Summary

I was hit with the powerlink / dll.exe virus that was eating up all my CPU and reaching out to malicious websites - -tried many sites and fixes - - but this was the one that did the trick - - Many Thanks

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1 stars

"NEVER, RATHER REINSTALL OS !!!"

August 28, 2014  |  By alex3518

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Yes Combofix can remove Trojans, but also will remove Windows registration, and make such mass, what cannot be fix !!!

Cons

As IT PRO my advice is never, only if it is last chance and be prepare to reinstall Windows after few days !!!

Summary

Only in case that you cannot remove keyloggers Trojans, but be aware of outcoming consequences !!!

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1 stars

"Horrible. It starts deleting files without asking if ok"

August 24, 2014  |  By cesarinternational

 |  Version: Combofix 14.8.21.1

Pros

The description by Download.com might be correct, but I did not reach that point.

Cons

It creates a System Restore Point and then starts checking your computer in a Windows DOS window, then it starts deleting folders and files without asking. That should not be the way such a program should work. It should indicate what is wrong, what should be deleted and then ask the user for approval before deleting them. Once I noticed the deletions I used Ctrl Break twice to stop the procedure and exited the program. Then I did not have access to the Internet on any browser and several programs did not work anymore. The Control Panel utilities were not finding a reason why I was not being able to access the Internet. I did not trust the program's restore point and used the previous one. That brought my computer back to how my computer was at that point and time (4 days prior). I suggest not using this program and if you do then create your own System Restore Point and use it if something goes wrong. Maybe if I had not stopped the program then things would have been Ok.

Summary

The way it works is definitely the way a program should work.

Updated on Aug 24, 2014

Correction: The way it works is definitely NOT the way a program should work.

Updated on Aug 24, 2014

Upon start it tells you to turn off your antivirus programs and let it do its work. It is basically letting it do its job. It deleted Ammy, which is a remote control utility, a web page I saved and then it was going to delete more files. I was very concerned what else was going to delete without asking for my approval. Then since I stopped the utility then something went wrong and several programs did not work anymore including three browsers. The Windows utilities in the Control Panel were not able to fix that problem. Imagine yourself without the internet and the right tools to fix your PC. Luckily there is the Windows Restore Point.

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4 stars

"Good program"

August 22, 2014  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Combofix 14.8.21.1

Pros

It does its job

Cons

Not for novice users

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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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5 stars

"Cleans house very well!"

May 30, 2014  |  By dnelsch

 |  Version: Combofix 14.5.19.1

Pros

Once it is set up to your preferences, it moves right along.

Cons

I haven't found any problems. But if you check all of the blocks, your system will be cleaned up - perhaps deleting some values that you don't want deleted!

Summary

Price is right. Works good.

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5 stars

"Amazing Tool to use for professional use."

April 25, 2014  |  By Dylan_Coulbeck

 |  Version: Combofix 14.4.20.1

Pros

It gets rid of the tricky rootkits that some are unable to get rid of

Cons

IT DIDNT COME WITH CAKE :( ;)

Summary

This is an amazing tool we use at work, it's unfortunate that there are people that don't have a trained person to help guide them through, we use it at work along with Malwarebytes anti malware to get rid of nasty viruses (seperatly of course) I on the other hand prefer to use it in safe mode :)I advise that if you are not trained you have a person to help guide you through the process if something goes wrong

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.3.25.1
Version 15.3.25.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher sUBs
Publisher web site http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/publisher/subs/
Release Date March 25, 2015
Date Added March 25, 2015
Version 15.3.25.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.36MB
File Name ComboFix.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 983,141
Downloads Last Week 2,682
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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