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#1 vietnamesedork


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Posted 06 April 2005 - 05:57 PM

iexplore.exe is taking up all the memory space when I check window task manager. And I've read the previous post and it told me I needed to make this new file called hijack in my directory, but I don't even know what a directory is, so I don't know how to create a new file there. Any kind of help here would be fabolous.

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 06 April 2005 - 08:43 PM

Create a directory on your hardrive, to save HijackThis.exe, called c:\hijackthis. This is a mandatory step, for the backup and restore functions, of HijackThis, to be able to work.

Download the latest version, from here.

Read the pinned post in the HJT forum, here

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum. Do not fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 09:44 PM

A directory is another name for a folder.

To make a new folder under the c: drive go to Start>My Computer, then double click on the icon for the disk drive (C:) a window will open showing you the folders and files already in the C: drive. Open the 'File' menu at the top of that window and ther should be a 'New >' entry in the menu. Hold your mouse pointer over this and a submenu will appear to the right. Move into the sub-menu and click 'Folder'. The sub menu will disappear and a new folder will be in the window waiting for you to name it. Name it "hijackthis" as Grinler said, then continue with his instructions.

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