What exactly is ComboFix?
by Starfish564 - 10/24/09 4:09 PM
Awhile ago I had some trouble with viruses/malware on my computer and called a tech guy who was very helpful and got things working again. He installed the following three antivirus programs: AVG Free 8.5, Malwarebytes 1.34, and ComboFix. The first two I am familiar with and can navigate pretty easily. ComboFix, however, is another story. According to what I've read/heard this is not a program for an inexperienced user (me). I'm pretty much afraid to even click on the icon, as when I do, strange things happen. My question is, do I really need ComboFix if I have the other two programs? Is it really DOING anything? Considering I don't ever update it (or touch it at all for that matter!). I've never had any viuses/malware that couldn't be gotten rid of using either AVG or Malwarebytes.
Should I leave ComboFix alone or can I uninstall it? The lack of understanding it is what's bothering me. I'd be grateful for any explanations.
P.S. My OS is Windows XP.