I must apologise if this is in the wrong section. My path of logic led me here.
I'm wanting to know a little about Hijackthis.
If you have the time and patience, it is most appreciated.
I downloaded Trend Micro Hijackthis v.2.0.2, ran the scan and now I'm sitting here looking at it wondering what on earth it's for.
I've downloaded the DDS scan from bleepingcomputer and I am more familiar with the results of DDS as I've seen it on countless forums.
Q1. Does DDS run off of Hijackthis?
Would it be just as good to only download/run DDS, or will it work without HJT installed?
Q2. Is Hijackthis used only for locating spyware/malware/virus?
Would it also be used to 'clean' out unneccessary programs or have other uses?
Q3. What can you do with the actual HJT scan?
I'm failing to see what benefit of it without being able to post the info, as with DDS.
(thus the reasoning behind DDS, I am supposing . . .)
Q4. I've noticed on sites like: http://www.hijackthis.de they just say copy/paste the log.
The only log I can find is the DDS.txt file.
I feel I'm missing something here. Is there a log I can obtain from the HJT program (scan)?
That's about it actually.
The main headscratcher is Q3.
After scanning, I'm left with a page full of choices knowing if I delete (fix) the wrong one, my PC throws a fit and dies on me . . .
thank you for your time and apologise if I've landed in the wrong topic.
Edited by Studio Era, 29 March 2009 - 02:27 PM.