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HijackThis Usage Instructions

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    Posted 16 December 2004 - 08:30 AM

    HijackThis is included on the ubcd4win and this is how to use it.

    Important please read this from the author


    HijackThis : A general homepage hijackers detector and remover. Initially based on the article Hijacked!, but expanded with almost a dozen other checks against hijacker tricks. It is continually updated to detect and remove new hijacks. It does not target specific programs/URLs, just the methods used by hijackers to force you onto their sites. As a result, false positives are imminent and unless you are sure what you're doing, you should always consult with knowledgeable folks (e.g. the forums) before deleting anything.

    HijackThis can only be used if you run it from within windows, if you've booted into the ubcd4win then it's as good as useless.

    You can directly run HijackThis from the CD, but if you want to create a backup file of any changes made YOU MUST COPY IT TO YOUR HDD or simply run it from the ubcd4win plugin folder (if available).

    To use
    Please note always use the latest version, if you don't and you post your log the only response you will get is to download the latest version and run the scan again but with the updated version of HijackThis

    Click Scan
    Save the log created.

    Post the created log in one of these forums for an expert to help, they will analyse the log and tell you what to delete. If you delete all entries that have been listed you are likely to create serious problems for your PC. These support forums listed below are not in any order nor are they the only forums to offer assistance.

    Gladiator Security Forum
    Spyware Beware
    Bleeping Computer
    Amazing Techs

    For recommended forums please see here on the recommended sites (NB not all sites listed will offer HijackThis help)

    ONLY USE THE FOLLOWING SITES IF YOU UNDERSTAND THE RISKS. If you are a PC novice I strongly recommend using the above listed forums, removing the wrong entries may make your PC inoperable if you don't know what you are doing.

    Hijackthis self analysis site 1

    Hijackthis self analysis site 2

    I can't stress this enough only use these self analysis tools if you are competent with a PC as you may do more harm than good. Only use if you know how to do a repair install and/or prepared to do a full reinstall if it goes wrong. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

    This post has been edited by stidyup: 08 September 2005 - 03:22 AM


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