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I know it's been asked before and i know that it isn't recomended to run combofix on a server. But our user file server is being constantly infected with the stuff that tucks it's self deep into your user account fles and we have the user files redirected to out User file Server. Is there another program that will do a similar job that won't kill out server, i'm considering running malwarebytes and just be carful what i allow it to remove...

But i'm looking onto you great people to help me with our security issues.
 
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list of programs that we use at my computer repair shop and all are free:
  • combofix is still the best, try running it in a vm or something first
  • TDSKiller is good and lightweight
  • Super Anti Spyware is awesome and can find lots of deep infections
  • MalwareBytes is awesome and will find stuff
  • HijackThis is great (if you know how to read the logs)
  • Spybot is ok, but doesn't find anything that SAS or MWB dont already
  • FSE easy or blacklight cleaner
  • RootRepeal (kinda like HijackThis)
  • GMER is good and will find things that stickout
  • Microsoft Security Essentials is a good realtime scanner that doesn't use a lot of resources

Hope that helps! Between all of those, you should be able to get rid of any infections
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Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48;12321669 
list of programs that we use at my computer repair shop and all are free:
  • combofix is still the best, try running it in a vm or something first
  • TDSKiller is good and lightweight
  • Super Anti Spyware is awesome and can find lots of deep infections
  • MalwareBytes is awesome and will find stuff
  • HijackThis is great (if you know how to read the logs)
  • Spybot is ok, but doesn't find anything that SAS or MWB dont already
  • FSE easy or blacklight cleaner
  • RootRepeal (kinda like HijackThis)
  • GMER is good and will find things that stickout
  • Microsoft Security Essentials is a good realtime scanner that doesn't use a lot of resources

Hope that helps! Between all of those, you should be able to get rid of any infections

I was wondering if anyone has had luck with some tools in a server environment. I use those tools for cleaningup computer for my job as well. Im looking for server verified tools. I know it isn't recommended to use combofix on server os 's.
 
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You need to up security ASAP.

Up to date security definitions for Mcaffee/Symantec (if you don't have these and their enterprise suites, get them), make sure all IT use a user account 24/7, and a seperate admin account, admin accounts for others should be local admins on the machine ONLY.

We got hit hard by a similar virus. It infected a machine and would propagate to user accounts on the server, when an admin logged in it took their permissions and applied them else where.
    
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Honestly, if your roaming profile server is hosting the profiles with infected files on them it shouldn't get infected unless someone actually runs the infected files through terminal services or something of the sort.

If you just have roaming profiles setup on the server and do not have terminal server setup then I'd just run malwarebytes. Now if the server is actually infected then i would use the typical tools listed in the above posts to remove it as if it were a workstation.

Now if the server did get infected, I'd look into who did it and also look into locking the server down, because with roaming profiles enabled and a user gets infected and the profile is located on the server, the server shouldn't be infected unless it has been exploited or by someone running the infected files.
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Combofix is not for viruses that "tucks it's self deep into your user account files".

Combofix looks for items that have set up shop in an encrypted portion of your hard drive, making traditional scanners worthless. They are pretty much out in the open but the actual file structured is unable to be seen due to the encryption.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker;12382533 
Combofix is not for viruses that "tucks it's self deep into your user account files".

Combofix looks for items that have set up shop in an encrypted portion of your hard drive, making traditional scanners worthless. They are pretty much out in the open but the actual file structured is unable to be seen due to the encryption.

I don't agree with that, I use combofix on a daily basis, actually did about 30 minutes ago.

And it definitely does scan into user profiles for issues (that is if they're hosted locally)
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I don't agree with that, I use combofix on a daily basis, actually did about 30 minutes ago.

And it definitely does scan into user profiles for issues (that is if they're hosted locally)

I know exactly what Combofix does, and the traditional virus removal portion of the program is not what you need to worry about. I would not suggest using Combofix on just any machine as a first course of action. Combofix should only be used in cases where traditional AV scans have failed, since it has been known to brick operating systems. I have personally had it do this only once, but I used to work at a shop with 9 other techs (years ago before I started my own business) and I have seen Combofix do some irreversible damage to a number of clients computers.

Just a word of advice, use it if you want or don't use it. Either way my computer will continue to boot up just fine.
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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker;12382636 
I know exactly what Combofix does, and the traditional virus removal portion of the program is not what you need to worry about. I would not suggest using Combofix on just any machine as a first course of action. Combofix should only be used in cases where traditional AV scans have failed, since it has been known to brick operating systems. I have personally had it do this only once, but I used to work at a shop with 9 other techs (years ago before I started my own business) and I have seen Combofix do some irreversible damage to a number of clients computers.

Just a word of advice, use it if you want or don't use it. Either way my computer will continue to boot up just fine.

I had this happen once as well on a vista machine about 2 years ago. Since then combofix has added support for all Windows OS's (not sure about servers) even support for x64 machines as well.

And No damage is irreversible unless it's a hardware issue of a malfunctioning component. Otherwise anything can be repaired. Now it might be more time consuming to repair it then to just format and reload the machine but it still can be done.
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Logitech G15 Corsair HX750 Antec Server case Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Thermaltake LCD Mousepad Logitech 5.1 Surround Tritton AX PC Pro 5.1 Surround Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel q6600 @ 3.9ghz (433x9) EVGA 780i FTW evga 8200gs 512mb  4x2gb Corsair XMS TwinX 866mhz @ 5-5-5-5-18 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 750gb Seagate Baracuda 7200.12 RAID0 5x 1.5tb Seagate Baracuda 7200.11 RAID5 LITE-ON 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Corsair H70 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 Ultimate x64 22" Acer x223w Logitech G15 Corsair HX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
APEVIA MX-ALIEN Razer Deathadder Thermaltake LCD Mousepad Triton AX Pro PC 
Audio
Logitech 5.1 surround sound. 
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