Removing ComboFix logs...

July 26, 2011 at 22:16:33
Specs: Windows XP
This person posted a ComboFix log:

To my understanding, the current policy is to report individuals who post HijackThis logs in their topic, so that a moderator can remove the log.

Is it possible to consider ComboFix as a report that should not be posted by anyone, unless specifically requested by an advisor?

HijackThis is a ‘child of a lesser god’ as compared to ComboFix. It is a powerful and scriptable malware removal tool hard to even to compare to any other anti-malware application. IMO, it should not be run and posted on a whim.

Anyone agree?

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July 26, 2011 at 23:46:59
There's a difference of opinion on this one. If I'm not mistaken Justin is not against someone replying to those posts if they are capable. There is a more than capable site here: and I think that posters should be directed there.

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July 27, 2011 at 06:12:37

I generally do remove ComboFix logs that are reported as well. The tool tip when a user posts says: "Do not provide lenghty logs until requested." So, it doesn't specify which type.


I'm not against someone replying to any posts. However, if they are reported to me, I will remove the log section of the post. I think, in most cases, its not necessary. If a helper specifically requests a log, then of course, the poster can post whatever he needs.


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July 27, 2011 at 09:34:47
Thanks for the replies.


The link provided is for HijackThis logs. This person posted a ComboFix log. We would need to handle it here.

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July 27, 2011 at 20:27:12
I realise that aaflac44... my reply was badly posed, I should have said that a "similar" situation arose with Hijack this posts and I posted that link for any interested readers.


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July 27, 2011 at 20:45:03
Thanks for the clarification, Ewen. is a good place to get a general feel of what is contained in a HJT log.

However, if a person who is not familiar with HJT goes there, s/he should not take the info at face value and delete entries without getting some additional information.

It's like anything else...better know what you are doing!!

A great option of HJT is that one can reverse the changes made!!

That has been a saver in many instances.

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