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By sunshine123456 ·
I downloaded combofix, and it put a worm on my computer. It took forever to delete this program which also affected the sound. I enjoy the helpful information that Tech Republic offers, but now am very careful in what I download.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to combofix

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:


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Firstly where did you download Combofix from? If it really infected the system it didn't come from it's maker so what it infected your system with is anyones guess.

Maybe hit it with a Rescue Disc like one listed here?


The links provided above are all Safe.


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