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ComboFix Warning

by Carol~ Forum moderator / January 29, 2013 3:08 AM PST

We have always recommended the supervised use of ComboxFix. The tool displays a disclaimer stating it should never be used in an unsupervised environment. See "ComboFix Usage" at BleepingComputer.

Only one of the reasons it should also be used in conjunction with those who are in contact with its developer:

This morning it was discovered ComboFix had a file in it that is infected with the Sality virus. Please read:

"Information about ComboFix being infected and what you should do"

'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.'

Continued here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic483431.html


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Shortly thereafter..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / January 31, 2013 7:48 PM PST
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Shortly thereafter Grinler added:

'I would avoid ComboFix until you have confirmed your computer is not infected with Sality. Ironically, CF will quarantine Sality infected files, other than OS files, if they are found.' (If in question, see the first post)

What happened??

sUBs wrote:

'I was infected. Actually not so unlikely since I have to on a daily basis, download/processes a large amount of malware specimens. After so many years, this is the first time which I unintentionally infected myself; reason being a faulty mice which triggered an unwanted double click within a zipped attachment of live samples. For those affected, I offer my deepest apologies. It was never my intention to distribute malware.'


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