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Problems Saving Hijackthis Log

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#1 Primex


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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:50 PM

Howdy everyone reading,

I've been using hijackthis for a while now, and always been able to fix my own (read: family) mess with it. But this time i can't seem to find the answer to my problems. So i thought about posting a log (I usually google my log seperatly and get the results also). Thing is, hijackthis wont save my log, it used too but doesn't anymore.

When I try and save a log it just closes and no log appears, nowhere saved and no notepad opening (which it should). When i try and save log with notepad already opened up, hijackthis doesn't close, but it doenst save my log either. The button just turns back to "Scan". Can anyone tell whats wrong with it by this description?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 Primex

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:15 AM

Problem solved, I used Vundofix and it cleared a lot of weird .dll files. Used ccleaner to clear the reg with it and the pop up that was troubling me is gone, and I'm able to save my log now (allthough i don't need it anymore). Computer clean again, thanks for reading :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 08:24 AM

Glad to hear that vundofix resolved the issue.

If your sure everything is ok, you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system if you use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recent Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "OK".
  • Click the "More Options" Tab.
  • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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