ComboFix Anti-malware software compromised

January 30, 2013 by
Filed under: Computer Security 

BleepingComputer.com has reported that the ComboFix distribution that was being hosted on their site was found to contain a file infected with the Sality virus. The compromised version was found yesterday and traced to the download package updated at 2am on Jan 29th. Other sites have mirrored the infected files so if you have downloaded and used ComboFix within the past 24hours then your system may be infected with Sality. If you already had your copy of ComboFix prior to yesterdays update then your files are clean and you can continue to use it without worrying.

Most Anti-Virus program programs will catch Sality because it is fairly old. But keep in mind not all users keep antivirus programs up to date and if you are needing to run ComboFix then chances are that the system is already compromised by some virus and the anti-virus program may already be disabled.

If you feel your system could have been infected it is suggested that you run a full scan with the following tools:
Eset online scanner
Or download and burn a copy of
Kasperski rescue disk

If these sites are being blocked then you are most likely already infected, use a clean computer and download the SalityKiller from Kasperski or the AVG Sality removal tool after disconneecting your system from your network on internet connection.

The Sality virus can be spread via network shares and infected files. If you are on a network you will need to scan the other systems that are connected in case the virus has already spread thru the network shares.

Additional details are available at the BleepingComputer.com web site.


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One Comment on ComboFix Anti-malware software compromised

  1. Howard on Tue, 26th Mar 2013 10:29 am
  2. I am having issue with my Emprex 23″ monitor, not sure if same solution or if motherboard is configured the same as the 32″ LCD tv. It takes about 2hrs for my monitor to come on now, the light just blinks until the screen animates.

    Whats the problem in version?

    Thanks for Your Time

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