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Steps to Take Before Posting your Hijack This Log

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  1. readermaniax

    readermaniax New Member

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    Steps to Take Before Posting your Hijack This Log

    If you are not using the latest version of Hijack This, Version 1.98.2, please download it from:
    Do not run Hijack This from a temporary folder. HJT makes backups for items that are fixed. Any backups saved in a temporary folder run the risk of being deleted. Backups are important in case a previous fix needs to be restored. It's best to make a permanent folder: C:\HJT this for example. Any place other than a temporary folder is fine.

    If you have your own anti-virus program, please update it and do a complete scan.

    Use Trend Micro's Online scanner
    Housecall often finds things that popular AV programs miss.

    Select your location and click go. If you have never used Trend Micro's online scanner before, you will have to install their active X component. After that is finished installing, the update engine and pattern file will begin downloading. If you are on a dialup connection, this will take several minutes but it's well worth the wait.

    To use Housecall, you need one of the following browsers:
    Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 4.0 or above)
    Netscape Navigator (version 3.01 or above)

    Check 'Auto Clean' and 'My computer' and click 'Scan'.

    Download these two programs
    Install and update both. Reboot into Safe Mode and use one then reboot again into safe mode and run the other.

    Here are instructions on how to use both programs:
    Go to add/Remove programs and check and see if you have any of the following programs. Remove them if present. These programs are known to be packaged with or are adware/spyware/malware:

    If the folders for any of the above programs are still present, remove those as well. If you're not sure about a particular folder, ask about it in your post. More programs will be added in the future. Some programs on the list may not be removable via Add/Remove programs. Click on a specific entry for manual removal instructions or programs that will detect and remove these.

    If you unsure about other programs on your computer, please search this database:

    A partial search query generally works best: 'Bon' or 'Bud' will return Bonzi Buddy, for example. A full list can be viewed at this sight as well as different categories of adware/spyware/malware.

    Finally, reboot normally. Run Hijack This, Scan and post the log. Make sure you post the complete log including the HJT version and Windows version information. Include a detailed description of the problems you are experiencing. When posting, use a descriptive topic title:

    Hijack This Log - {Place Brief Description of the Problem Here}
    (example: HijackThis Log - Windows constantly reboots)

    If the particular problem that prompted you to post a log goes away after following the above steps, please post a fresh log anyway. Sometimes a problem will return after a reboot if it was not removed successfully. Once it has been determined your system is clean, additional follow-up steps will be given. It is important to follow any steps given to ensure a good 'fix'.

    After posting your log, someone will analyze it as soon as possible and give you further instructions.

    Please be patient. The analysis can sometimes take awhile. The time will depend on the amount of spyware/malware which is on your system. Hopefully the above steps will fix most, if not all, of the problems.

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  2. navjotjsingh

    navjotjsingh Active Member

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