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hijack scan won't open

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by bmxguru, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. bmxguru

    bmxguru Thread Starter

    Oct 15, 2003
    Windows 98. I ran the hijack scan. I tried to save it but it will only save as a log file and it trys to open in adobe. I get an error that the file is either corrupted or it is in an unsupported format. What should I do???

    Thanks, Mike
  2. griffinspc


    Nov 16, 2001
    When you say log file do you mean with the extension .log ? If that's the case and it's opening in adobe, which it shouldn't, hold the shift key down while right clicking on the file name in explorer or on your desktop.

    You'll see an "Open with" entry in the list. Use that and scroll to Notepad and click OK. There's a checkbox that says, "Always use this....

    Uncheck it the first time but if it opens correctly go back, do it again and check the box.

    PS: Welcome to our board and let us know if that fixed it or you need further help.
  3. paublo


    Aug 30, 2003
    I tried this and it didnt work HELP
  4. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    When it is at the Save screen type .txt as the extension to the existing file name of Hijackthis

    At some point you must have assigned the .log extension to Adobe.

    To permantely fix this. Find the file that you saved (called Hijackthis.log), press and hold down the shift while right-clicking on it and select Open With. The select Choose Program from the list and then find Notepad in the Program List and put a check mark in the box that says always use this program to open these files.
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