There is a vast array of malware that can cause terrible problems like stealing personal information when you are busy with online activities like making transactions and purchases. It can also create annoying changes to the system settings, browser settings and add lot of toolbars, search bars and much more to hinder the normal functioning of the computer, ultimately leading you to completely format your system. ComboFix, is a program that can handle lots of such issues.
ComboFix is a different kind of malware detection tool that can remove a large variety of common malware known to the user database. This database is updated in real-time unless there is a regular upgrade. It removes all of them automatically from the registry and hidden locations.
- It has a novel feature that shows and generates a list of locations where the probable threats are located. You can manually locate these places and remove them because sometimes, the administrator privileges might stop from removing some threats.
- The latest version supports both 32 and 64 bit architectures to speed up the detection and cleaning processes. It can also cause your computer to become unresponsive at times due to malware in the system settings.
How It Works?
It is a program that is used by professionals who try to manually treat all the malware from various locations by going through the report generated by this software. The most essential part of Combofix is that it can generate a near 100% report of all the malware present on your system. This program is not completely safe for novice users and must only be used with caution under the supervision of trained professionals.
Their latest release covers most of the advanced tools and malware databases. It supports Windows 8 but not 8.1 but is completely backwards compatible to Windows XP. The file size is mere 5.7 MB and is currently rolling out ComboFix 220.127.116.11. This program is completely free to use and redistribute. You can also volunteer to develop it and add a lot of other essential features. This program is delivered by many hosting sites. There are also screenshots to help understand its usage easily. It also provides a ComboFix Guide.
Overall, this is an important tool for professionals who deal with challenges of mitigating malware problems without having to completely wipe out the hard disk or format the system. A lot of benefits in a small package.
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