What is ComboFix?

ComboFix.exe (previously named DDS.exe) is a freeware tool (created by sUBs), that will automatically scan and remove spyware, rootkits and other malware infections from your computer.

When ComboFix finishes, it creates a log file. This report can be used to search and remove infections which are not automatically removed.

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Note: ComboFix has been tested on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Tip: DO NOT download from combofix.org or combofixdownload.com as per the disclaimer.

How do I use GetComboFix?

  1. Download and run GetComboFix.exe, which will download ComboFix.exe for you.
  2. Close all working programs and whatever you don't need.
  3. Double-click on the ComboFix icon on your desktop to get started.
  4. Follow the steps through, answering the prompts accordingly.
  5. At the end, a log report will appear on your screen for you to review.

Is GetComboFix.exe safe?

Yes, it's compressed using UPX, some anti-virus software reports this as a virus, don't worry, it's not.

Can I contact you?

Sure, send a message to the @getcombofix twitter account.

Alternatives

ComboFix.exe not working for you? Don't worry, there are alternatives, they are as follows:

  1. Download and run rkill.com (you can save it as rkill.exe, rkill.com, rkill.pif, rkill.scr, iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe)
  2. Download, install and run mbam-setup.exe (Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware)
  3. Download and install Avast!

rkill will kill bad processes, while mbam will remove any bad software.