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#1 AliceZ

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:21 AM

I now use HijackThis 2.0.2 on my Vista and wonder if I can use same version on my Windows 7 Premium 64-Bit?

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:24 PM

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I'm moving this to the AV forum which is more suited to this question.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:54 AM

Microsoft created a new folder (C:\Windows\SysWOW64) that contains all the 32-bit .dll files required for compatibility which run on top of the 64-bit version of Windows. WOW64 is the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run on 64-bit Windows but x86 applications are re-directed to the x86 \syswow64 when seeking the x64 \system32. For a more detailed explanation, please refer to Making the Move to x64: File System Redirection. Be aware that many of the tools we use for malware removal are designed for 32-bit systems and do not work or can give misleading results on 64-bit machines. For instance, running HijackThis on a 64-bit machine may show log entries which indicate indicate (file missing) when that is NOT always the case. Anti-malware scanners and many specialized fix tools have problems enumerating the drivers and services on 64-bit machines so they do not always work properly. Since this is the case, you have to be very careful when using HijackThis or similar tools to fix anything and then only after doing further investigation.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:06 AM

Hello,

I'm moving this to the AV forum which is more suited to this question.

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Where did you move my HijackThis post to?

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:25 AM

The initial post in this topic is the only one you posted in the HiJack This forum. Obviously, it is here in the AV forum.

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