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Hi Shane,

Apparently the developer of ComboFix states that he has no plans to support Windows 8.1 (and 10) for now. In my opinion it wasn't necessary, since there are other automated scanners that can do a pretty good job.

Talking about removing toolbars and other crap, there is thisisu's Junkware Removal Tool. It detects the same thing as AdwCleaner, except that it is a batch file that automatically removes whatever it found (I'm sure you know about this since he asked permission to use Registry Backup in it...?)

ESET Online Scanner is also a good choice if you need a free on-demand scanner.

Regards,
Alex

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Hi Shane,

I just read your Virus, Malware & Rootkit Cleanup Links while working with Windows Repair All-In-One, and I got a couple of suggestions that you will find useful.

1) Malware: SUPERAntiSpyware isn't very effective now - it's little more than a glorified cookie cleaner. Instead you can use Emsisoft Emergency Kit which is portable, features both AV and AM detection and is pretty good in general.

2) Removing ZeroAccess rootkit: This rootkit is pretty stubborn, so instead of trying to remove it yourself I suggest seeking help from an UNITE forum. The guide contains instructions to use ComboFix - which is a bad idea since most people do not have the training to fix problems should one arises from running CF unsupervised.

3) Removing rootkits in general: There are few of them in the wild now, and most are nasty critters - seek help instead of doing it yourself.

That's all I see for now - if anything comes later I'll be sure to drop by.

Regards,
Alex

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Hello there,

I recently downloaded the portable version of Tweaking.com Registry Backup from Bleeping Computer to test its functionality.

When I started Registry Backup, my IS suite (Emsisoft Internet Security) popped up a notification to let Registry Backup through the firewall.

Is this normal?

Thank you.

Regards,
Alex

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