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Pre Hijack This ?

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#1 dejama_06


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Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:37 PM

I've read the instructions of what should be done prior to running HJT and posting a log. I see that you have links for adware/spyware, etc. I currently run the Freedom security suite thru my Adelphia cable system. Would you suggest that I use the others instead. I'm thinking that even though my scans have come up clean there's an issue somewhere, hence why I came here.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 10:10 PM

Don't use them in instead of, but in addition too.

Doing spyware scans from several different spyware detection programs has the potential to find more spyware. I had the situation of one program finding a worm, another finding something like a keylogger, and a third a backdoor trojan. Likewise for Virus scans: I had two programs that said I was clean, while another found six related virus files.

Note: when running one of the other virus scans, be sure to shut down the active scanning of your anti-virus program to prevent conflicts from happening.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:34 AM

Orange Blossom is quite correct. The applications chosen for the pre-HJT posting are extremely good (not to mention FREE), and since each anti-spyware application will look for a different set of malware, having more than one or two will increase the chances that something will be detected.
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#4 dejama_06

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 06:44 PM

Thanx, 2 u both for replying. I've been out of town and will be working on the PC in the evenings. Just didn't want you to think that I was ignoring the fact that you took time to reply.

Thanx. again, and I'll be back soon. :thumbsup:

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