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Does anyone still use the tool Runscanner: Freeware startup and hijack analyzer?


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 09:00 AM

Hi all!

 

I am constantly searching for new anti-malware tools to try, in order to subsequently clean my computer for malware. This is based on the fact that all tools have their own different threat database, and as long as I remember to run ERUNT and set a System Restore Point on beforehand, I can safely search for malware and in case of doubt about threat removal, I can ask the BC Forum for help.

 

So, now I am wondering: Does anyone still use the tool Runscanner: Freeware startup and hijack analyzer?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

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Edited by midimusicman79, 05 September 2015 - 08:52 AM.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 02:12 PM

Runscanner, like Hijackthis, only scans certain areas of a computer's system/registry to help diagnose the presence of undetected malware in known hiding places. Given the sophistication of malware hiding techniques used by attackers in today's environment, both tools are limited in their ability to detect infection and generate a report outside these known hiding places. This limitation has made the usefulness of such tools nearly obsolete since their logs cannot reveal all the malware residing on a computer. As such,they have been replaced by other preferred tools like DDS, FRST, OTL, Zoek and RSIT that provide comprehensive logs with specific details about more areas of a computer's system, files, folders and registry keys which may have been modified by malware infection.

Unless you know how to read and analyze logs from DDS, FRST, OTL, Zoek or RSIT there's no point in downloading and using them. If those tools are needed for a malware infection you should seek assistance from an expert who will advise you accordingly. These are powerful tools which rely on trained experts to interpret the log entries, determine what needs to be fixed and plan a strategy for disinfection. Using such tools requires advanced knowledge about the Windows Operating System and can cause system damage if used incorrectly. If you do not have advanced knowledge about computers or training in the use of these tools, you should NOT attempt to use them or fix anything without consulting a expert as to what to fix.
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Posted 05 September 2015 - 09:03 AM

Hi, quietman7!

 

Thank you for the prompt and clarifying reply! :)

 

Thank you very much for the help! :) The issue has been successfully resolved! :thumbup2:

 

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Edited by midimusicman79, 05 September 2015 - 09:03 AM.

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 09:14 AM

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