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Check Startup Items Before Scan?


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#1 Gulfstream

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:49 PM

I was wondering if I needed to recheck all of the suspected scallywags I have unchecked in msconfig 'Start Up and Services" tabs before scanning with HJT.

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 10:02 PM

Hello Gulfstream,

Yes. :thumbsup:

I am assuming you have selectively removed some items in the past from the startup procedure.

This can be bad if they are malware, so we would like you to reenable those startup entries by doing the following:

Please click on start, then run, and type msconfig and then press enter. When the window opens click on the startup tab and make sure there are checkmarks in every entry. Then press ok until you are out of the program.
If it asks to reboot, do not reboot. It is not necessary to reboot to get the items to show up in HijackThis.


Please confirm that you have run the following scans or run them now. :flowers:
Save any logs that you generate - we may need them later.
Do not post any logs unless I ask you.

Also, please provide me with a description of the problem you are experiencing.

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Please download, update and run (one at a time of course!)
Spybot 1.4 and Adaware SE 1.06.r1

Fix whatever they suggest.

If you need help running these tools, here are some helpful tutorials.
Spybot Tutorial
Adaware SE Tutorial

Be sure to fun Adaware SE with a Full Scan in the Safe Mode.

How to Reboot into Safe Mode
tap F8 key during reboot, until the boot menu appears...use the arrow keys to choose "Safe Mode" from the menu......,then press the "Enter" key.

Ad-Aware SE Setup

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Please download, update and run the free A2 (A squared) anti-trojan

If malware is found, click the button "Remove Selected Malware".

Save the log file by clicking on "Save HTML-Report".

Let it delete whatever it finds.

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I know you may have anti-virus software, but sometimes its definitions are corrupted due to malware. Online scans are the best resort in this case.
Run this pc through the
Trend Micro Housecall Online virus scanner
or
Panda Scan Online virus scanner

Let it delete whatever it finds. If it cannot delete it, then post the log and we will delete it manually.

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Now please create a new Hijackthis Log and post it, and tell us what problems you are having.

Edited by SifuMike, 04 March 2006 - 10:03 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 03:13 PM

Due to inactivity, this thread will now be closed. If you need this topic reopened, please contact a member of the HJT Team and we will reopen it for you. Include the address of this thread in your request. If you should have a new issue, please start a new topic. This applies only to the original topic starter. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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