ComboFix is a program that analyzes the system for spyware and other types of malware such as rootkits and Trojans. It can be used as an alternative to other antivirus, in extreme cases, when it is suspected of the presence of some type of malware due to certain flaws or instability in the system, and the installed antivirus program does not detect anything.
ComboFix generates a report when it finishes scanning the system, and that report can help expert users analyze it and draw conclusions. That's why in virus-friendly help forums it's common for novice users to be asked to post that report. It is a case similar to other software that we have already presented: Hijack This .
It is not recommended that ordinary users use this tool more than to present this report and receive instructions on how to eliminate possible infections, as a misuse of it could affect the normal operation of the PC. You also have the option of backing up the Windows registry to restore it to a problem.
Combofix is able to detect and eliminate viruses such as SurfSideKick, QooLogic, Purity, Look2Me, Rustock pe386, Navipro/Navipromo, Dollar Revenue, Spambot, Ndis.sys, Vundo and Win32.Delf.pa, among others.
Prior to the execution of this tool it is necessary to close or deactivate the antivirus and any other antispyware programs that are active. Other recommendations and details of the use of Combofix can be consulted on its official website.
ComboFix 126.96.36.199 is the latest version, updated in November 2015, of this antimalware that you can download free. It works with Windows 8, 7, XP and Vista, in both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. It is not compatible with Windows 8.1 or 2000.