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#1 xXAlphaXx

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 11:53 AM

Is their a point where a viral infection can be so bad that not even Hijackthis can fix it?

Edited by Orange Blossom, 12 June 2008 - 03:19 PM.
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:48 PM

Sometimes removing all of the bad stuff will spill over and take good stuff with it as well. You would then have to reformat and re-install
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 02:08 PM

Ouch,

Well I'm a fan of clean installs so lets just hope they don't figure a way to stop a clean install.
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 08:47 AM

HJT scans certain areas of the registry that the maker (Merjin and now TrendMicro) think will be used to hijack systems.
So, HJT can't "fix" an infection - it can just remove the references in the registry to it. If the bad guys think up a new way to hide their stuff from HJT, then you won't see it if it's not included in the areas that HJT scans.
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