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Combofix Dangerous?

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I noticed many combofix tutorials recommend installing the XP recovery console. It also gives a warning about 1/100 uses will fail. What is the deal, does fail mean it damages XP or just does not remove the infection?

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Removing some infections can corrupt your system. The Recovery Console can help with repairing it. ComboFix is only dangerous if the user isn't knowledgable about the use of the program and trys to fix his machine without trained help.

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I understand that anytime you let an automated tool remove stuff, it could screw something up. I thought maybe combofix was more dangerous then most tools. I had smitfraudfix screw up a system once.

I will be honest, I always get kind of annoyed(not at you) when people tell me, "don't run combofix, you are not properly trained"(other forums). Other then double clicking it and letting it run, what does a trained user do differently?

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