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

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  1. integer

    integer Thread Starter

    Jun 12, 2003
    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.
  2. IMM

    IMM Malware Specialist

    Feb 1, 2002
    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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