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Offline ky331

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ComboFix temporarily pulled by BC due to infection
« on: January 29, 2013, 05:32:33 PM »

"Unfortunately it has come to light that the program ComboFix had a file in it that is infected with the Sality virus. The minute we heard about this, we pulled the executable so that it is no longer available from BleepingComputer.com. Unfortunately we have no control over other sites that may have mirrored ComboFix without permission, so please do not attempt to download it elsewhere.

The developer, sUBs, is currently looking into what happened
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Re: ComboFix temporarily pulled by BC due to infection
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 05:51:35 PM »
Sadly, people download and run ComboFix on their own without heeding the warning that it should only be run if specifically asked to by a trained malware analyst.  It is a lot more than knowing what scripts to use and how to create them.  There is information available to trained analysts that, due to the nature of the information, is not available to the general public.


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Re: ComboFix temporarily pulled by BC due to infection
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 06:26:18 PM »
The problem has been resolved and a new, thoroughly tested within the security community, version of ComboFix has been uploaded to Bleeping Computer.   However, the reminder continues: 

ComboFix should not be run unless specifically asked by a trained malware analyst.  It is not an ad hoc scanner or an antivirus tool.  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.  Doing so may lead to problems with the normal functionality of your computer.

It is additionally advised that ComboFix should only be downloaded from the authorized hosting location at Bleeping Computer.


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