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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by integer, Jun 12, 2003.

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  1. integer

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    I am curious I was reading a previous thread which concerned a Teacher, Wendy and her issues with her current computer instructor. When following the thread a program I have never heard of, HijackThis was mentioned several times. Is this a program that just simplly reports problems to the user or is it like Spybot S&D(which I am currently using) in that it can also fix any possible security issues. If HijackThis can do the previous: fix report and whatever else; then what additional advantages does it provide the user that Spybot doesn't support, and would U use this in place of Spybot S&D or something else.
     
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    It is not an automated tool, and provides no judgement or recommendations on removal. It simply shows what is present in several locations of the registry and file system - you have to know what you're looking at to use it to delete entries.
    When I think it's preferable that dll's are unregistered etc., I will often recommend that SpyBotSD be run first and then use HJT to look and see if it missed something.

    You can see some instructions at http://tomcoyote.org/hjt/ if you want to look at it.
     
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