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What is 'hijack this'???

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Mickeyredlad, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. Mickeyredlad

    Mickeyredlad Thread Starter

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    Is it a program i need?
    I am pretty lame at these kinda things!
     
  2. Flrman1

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    HijackThis examines certain key areas of the Registry and Hard Drive and lists their contents. These are areas which are used by both legitimate programmers and hijackers. It's up to you to decide what should be removed. Some items are perfectly fine. You should not remove them. Never remove everything. Doing that could leave you with missing items needed to run legitimate programs and add-ins.

    Above taken from here:

    http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/

    If you would like soemone to have a look at you HJT for you.

    Go to the link above and download Hijack This. Un Zip it and click on the Hijachthis.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.

    Do NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless. Someone here will be glad to advise you on what to fix.
     
  3. Mickeyredlad

    Mickeyredlad Thread Starter

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    ok cheers!
     
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