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creating a HitmanPro kickstart USB drive


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#1 tarchpj

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:49 PM

I need to remove a Ransom virus from a computer with a 64 bit version of Windows, but the only functional computer I have access to is a 32 bit version.  Can I use this 32 bit computer to create a kickstart USB drive?  The 32 bit computer says that it does not recognize the 64 bit Hitman Pro and will not start the process of showing me a start screen.

 

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:17 AM

You should download the version that corresponds to the bit-type of the Windows version you will be using to create the Kickstart USB drive.

This is a quote one of the developers of HitmanPro.Kickstart

The Kickstart flash drive always contains both the 32bit and 64bit versions of HitmanPro. During the boot process it is determined what type of WIndows is on the (infected) machine, and the proper version of HitmanPro is selected. This way, you can use the same Kickstart flash drive on different versions (32 / 64 bit / XP / Vista / Win7) of Windows.

So during creation of the flash drive it is not important to know what version of Windows is on the infected machine you are about to use the flash drive for.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:12 AM

Thanks for all of your help in the forum.  I downloaded the 32 bit version on a flashdrive, put it into the 64 bit infected computer and was able to run HitmanPro directly.  It seems like the Ramsom virus is gone and the computer is back to normal.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:28 AM

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