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#1 jojothehobo

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:54 PM

Hi:
I'm using AInternet Explorer 8 and it is slooowwwwwwwww. So I ran a hijack this log and got the following. Any help interpreting would be appreciated. In particular, at the end of the Hijack This log I got a bunch of entries in the O23 entry category that ended with (file Missing) entries. What does that mean? In particular, does that mean I have to reinstall the missing components?

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:24 AM

Are you using a 64-bit system? If so, 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.

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:Related topics:

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:44 PM

Thanks for the reply. I wasn't aware of what the issue.
Does that mean that Hijack this can't be used on 64 bit machines?
Is there an alternative?
You are right about showing that certain items are missing. I'm going to ignore tham.
Is it worth running or posting Hijact this logs here?

Thanks again.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:25 PM

Does that mean that Hijack this can't be used on 64 bit machines?

You can use it...just need to be aware of its limitations.

Anyway, HijackThis only scans certain areas of your system/registry to help diagnose the presence of undetected malware in known hiding places. Therefore, its log may not always show all the malware on your system. As such, HijackThis has been replaced by other preferred tools like DDS, RSIT and OTL which provide comprehensive logs with specific details about more areas of your computer.
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