Combofix is a free software that you can download and scan your computer for threats like Malware and Spyware and also help you manually remove them for free. Please read through this article before you even think of downloading Combofix and crashing your computer for no good reason!
Most of PC owners have been confronted with the infestation of their machine by malware and spyware of all kinds. In trying to get rid of all of them, users might have to resort to using multiple software and not even be absolutely sure that their computer is free of malicious threats.
However in the following, we will present you with a very powerful tool that will help but remove the most deeply implemented malware. CNET however does advise this to the users before downloading, installing and using the program by stating:
“Please note that running this program without supervision of an experienced helper can cause your computer to not operate correctly.” – It’s a warning, and we believe that you should take it seriously. Make sure you have backed up important files on your computer before making big changes on your computer including removal of a threat. As a matter of fact, taking backups on a regular basis can really save you from all the frustration and disappointment.
So until you find yourself a geek helper (if tech isn’t your thing), we will tell you a few things about what the program does and how it interacts with your machine and at what level. As the CNET team advised, even though Combofix is a very powerful tool that can detect malware and spyware which other programs would just obliviously by-pass, it can also do a lot of damage to your computer if used incorrectly. For example you might end up eliminating your Internet connection of removing system files that are very important to the functioning of your PC.
Why is Combofix different from all the general anti-malware software? Well because instead of working within the Windows interface and letting you point and click and scan, fix or quarantine the damaged files, it runs in a DOS windows instead. Once it has scanned your computer and has found what it believes to be threatening spyware and other infections it will permanently remove them from your machine and reboot the whole system in the process.
After the computer is rebooted, you will be faced with a long and very complicated log that explains what Combofix has done, so in case you didn’t find an IT helper, this might a good time to go find one immediately. The program will ask you now to manually select other files and registry entries for deletion, but if you are not a computer expert we suggest you don’t touch anything really.
However, apart from being an extremely powerful and effective malware remover, Combofix comes with other benefits. For example it is a portable program and runs immediately after you click the executable. The program mostly works on auto-mode so you don’t have to do much, except in the manual phase. For those who got scared of the warnings posted upwards, there’s also a reassuring side of Combofix, as the program will create a System Restore Point. The only problem is that you need to know how to use it. However after a Combofix scan and clean, computers have been reported to run smoother and faster. Are you going to take a chance?
Anyways be sure to read this Combofix Guide from Bleeping Computer on How To Use Combofix before you even download the free software: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
And now here are the links to Download Combofix for free:
2) http://www.combofix.org/download.php (Click on the correct link, read!!)
If Combofix has helped you with the removal of the spyware or malware on your computer then please comment below and shed some light on this useful software with us all!