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Hijackthis Won't Run/stops Responding - Computer Acting Up!


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#1 gidget

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 10:17 PM

I need some help. I believe my computer has been hijacked so I've downloaded HijackThis and extracted it into it's own Programs File but everytime I try to run it, it stops responding. My computer has been doing strange things like when I shut it down, it will start back up on it's own. I can hear my CPU's jump up and my computer starts to become loud. Can someone please help me find out what's wrong?

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:33 AM

Open the HijackThis Folder, find the HijackThis.exe file, right click on the file and select rename. Type Analyze.exe and hit "Enter". Double-click on Analyze.exe (which is still hijackthis) to run the program. If needed, change the .exe to something else such as .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr. Example: Analyze.bat or Analyze.com

after posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer. This includes installing/uninstalling programs, using special fix tools, deleting files, editing the registry, etc. unless advised by a HJT Team member. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:09 AM

Could you be more specific? Do you get any error messages? Does HJT run and freeze, does it not run at all or does it run and then close suddenly?
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