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RE: Do people still use Hijack This?


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#1 larryhyman

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:34 PM

Before you do anything, I would clean your computer with malware bytes or combo fix, see the many guides on this site, or post in the "Am I infected" forum.

I love HIJACKTHIS, it has saved me many times (but you have to know what you are doing)

You can download it here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/

Don't forget to post your log here (to have it analyzed):

http://www.hijackthis.de/

 



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#2 satchfan

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 03:43 AM

Please note the Forum Guidelines at the top of the page which says "DO NOT RUN ComboFix unless requested to". It should never be run unsupervised, (as stated in the disclaimer that is first displayed by ComboFix when you run it).

 

The Malware Team here and at other forums are trained in the removal of malware and would NEVER ask for ComboFix to be run without having run diagnostic tools first to find out exactly what infections we are dealing with.

 

All diagnostic and “fixing” programs/tools are used to search for or target specific malware. Throwing these randomly at your computer in the hope of a quick cure may render your machine a doorstop.

 

 

I love HIJACKTHIS, it has saved me many times (but you have to know what you are doing)

Anyone who knows what they are doing knows that HijackThis is no longer a reliable diagnostic tool and certainly not capable of dealing with present-day infections.

 

 

All-in-all Larry, your recommendations, although made with good intentions, should be ignored and anyone who thinks that their computer is infected should follow the Forum Guidelines which requests that you run DDS and let an expert look at the resulting log before you do anything else.

 

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#3 satchfan

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 04:33 AM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.

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