can ComboFix removes nasty rookkits?

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  1. jmonge

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    I think I remember Combofix detecting Rustock rootkit. So yes, it probably does clean rootkits as well.
    It can be run in safe or normal mode. As long as your have Windows Recovery Console installed/enabled.

    See here for a good guide to use ComboFix:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
     
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    thanks for the link and info:)
     
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    The question would be, is there a rootkit CF cant remove...;)

    Very powerful toy indeed.
     
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    thanks;) is this one similar or same as Gmer or even unhackme?any coments?
     
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    ComboFix is a homebrewed tool built by a forum guy who works in help forums at techsupportforum.

    Its nothing like Gmer or Unhackme, its a scriptable malware removal tool and If I had to compare it to any modern day anti malware application, Id say its like AVZ but more tuned to whats happening in the help forums.

    Ive seen little this tool couldnt eliminate safely when used properly, each time its run, it creates its own backup of the system using erunt which gives it alot of room to work, it almost insist that the recovery console be installed and working as well, should something go wrong.

    It backs up all its own work as well has several restore features, in the right hands and out in the field repairing computers in realtime, it can make the difference between a 300 dollar job that takes an hour or a 300 dollar job that takes half a day.

    Very widely used in almost all modern day malware removal forums and has definitly made its own personal impact on the malware world.

    Hope thats enough. :)
     
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    thanks alot for your info:thumb:
     
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