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DDS displays its logs on screen, but these are not the ones saved on the desktop


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:00 AM

Hi all!

 

The developer sUBs has written two excellent anti-malware programs, called DDS (Doesn't Do Squat) and ComboFix. :thumbsup: But just for the record, ComboFix will of course not be the subject of this topic, so here goes; :busy:

 

DDS was the prerequisite program being used in the Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help topic, in order for members with infected computers to get expert help from the Malware Response Team. Now, however, it has actually been replaced by FRST. :whistle:

 

But DDS is still a great program in its class, as it picks up a few entries and has some features which FRST does not B) (which in my case are some NoDriveTypeAutoRun-lines as well as the date that my Windows OS was installed...)

 

Anyways, during my log's translation work from a mix of Norwegian and English to clean English, I have noticed that DDS displays its logs on screen (as it should), but these are actually not the ones saved on the desktop. Rather, their location is the %TEMP% folder. This has caused extra time for me to realize, and IMO this is a little unexpected... :blink:

 

Therefore, my resulting question is this: Is there any particular reason why it behaves this way, or is this by design?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:24 AM

DDS is non-invasive diagnostic tool (not an anti-malware program) created by sUBs that produces a Psuedo HijackThis Report, a scaled down and simplified version of 'HijackThis lines' which provides the same information in a more condensed format. Since DDS collects a lot of data, it is much more useful for malware detection, then later disinfection with other tools as you cannot fix any of the entries with this tool. DDS makes no registry changes and it does not create any permanent files/folders. It's primary purpose is detection of malware in various areas and providing a detailed log to a trained malware removal Helper who can use the report to plan a strategy of attack.

After DDS completes a scan it will create 2 log files...DDS.txt and Attach.txt which open in Notepad and can be saved to the Desktop for user convenience. This is why helpers who provide instructions ask them to save to that location. Logs are automatically saved to the Local Settings\Temp folder by design.

DDS was removed from the Prep Guide and replaced with FRST, because DDS does not support Windows 8.1 so you cannot get it to run.
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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:03 AM

Hi again, quietman7!

 

Thank you for the prompt and detailed reply! :)

 

Yeah, DDS is a 'list-only' tool with no repair functionality, while FRST is both list and repair; I see the difference. :thumbup2:

 

Thank you very much for the help! :) The issue has been successfully resolved! :)

 

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Edited by midimusicman79, 17 July 2015 - 06:16 AM.

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:03 AM

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