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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by weeGeordie, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. weeGeordie

    weeGeordie Thread Starter

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    SpyBot is autostarting as usual at system start but ends almost immediatley. Closer examination shows that it is only checking for 35 villains. When complete the report starts by saying there are no problems to fix then lists 3.

    An unistall/reinstall seems to have fixed the problem but I'm wondering what might have caused it, and is it likely to reoccur?
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    go to here and download 'Hijack This!'. double click on the file and it will self extract to C:\program files\hijackthis.
    Go to that folder then doubleclick the Hijackthis.exe
    Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
    Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.
    It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
    so do NOT fix anything yet.
    Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
     
  3. weeGeordie

    weeGeordie Thread Starter

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    I will get a log and post it. I see that there is a new release of HJT, (1.99), but the author advises it has problems and recommends using the previous release until further notice so I will use 1.98.2 for this.

    Thanks ...weeG
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    No he isn't suggesting staying with 1.98.2
    only to use that one when there is a problem with 1.99

    depending on what OS you have and what problem we may need 1.99 to find the files
     
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