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Problem with Malware/Viruses & Spyware? Hijackthis instruction, Read this first.

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by aaxxeell, Nov 29, 2005.

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  1. aaxxeell

    aaxxeell Regular member

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    You have Scanned computer for viruses,malvare & Spyware but still have problems?

    Does your PC crash, is your system running slow or are you receiving regular
    error messages?

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    Step 1: Clear your computer for unnecessary files!

    Use:

    EasyCleaner -> http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/files/EClea2_0.exe
    or
    CCleaner -> http://www.ccleaner.com/download126.asp

    These will delete Windows registry for entries that are pointing
    nowhere and remove unnecessary files such as temps, backups,
    URL history, and cookies.

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    Step 2: Use online Virus scan!

    These will scan your computer for viruses directly
    from the web page, using an ActiveX applet.
    Use one or two of these and Internet Explorer for Scanning!

    - Trend Micro http://fi.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/products/housecall_launch.php

    - Panda http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan/com/activescan_p...

    - Etrust http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

    - Norton http://security.symantec.com/ssc/home.asp?j=1&langid=us&venid=sym...

    - Mcafee http://uk.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp

    - F-Secure http://support.f-secure.fi/fin/home/ols.shtml

    - BitDefender Online scan http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php


    Online Scanners is able to remove viruses but it cannot disinfect Worms, Trojans, Backdoors, etc since there is nothing to disinfect.
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    Step 3: Download Hijackthis!

    What is Hijackthis?
    HijackThis examines certain key areas of the Registry and Hard Drive and lists their contents.

    Hjt download -> http://koti.mbnet.fi/pattaya1/lataus/hijackthis_self.exe

    -> download -> Unzip to C:\HJT-> Press Ok and Close window

    [bold]Make sure that you actually extract HijackThis to its own folder: C:\HJT. [/bold]
    DO NOT run it from within a zip manager (Winzip), or Desktop as no backups will be saved.

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    Step 4: Scan your computer

    Now Open Hijackthis -> Click "Do a system scan and save log file"
    Hjt will scan your computer for about 15 sec. -> Log file will pop up.

    Most items are perfectly fine. You should not remove them.
    [bold]Never remove everything by yourself. [/bold]
    This forum will now help you work with the Experts to clean up your system.

    -> Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post.
    [bold] Make new thread for your own log [/bold]
    Post full log, begins with: Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1... etc

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    Step 5:

    Wait for help.
    Remember:
    [bold]Never remove, checkmark and fix by yourself.[/bold]
    Use Hijackthis at your own risk.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2005
  2. Jannejt

    Jannejt Moderator Staff Member

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    thanks aaxxeell, that's good guide or something =)
    thread is now sticky :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2005
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