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Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 7:20pm

HijackThis Tutorial

Hi everybody,

I decided to make this tutorial for HijackThis because some users do not know how to post a log file on the forum.

1) Download the latest version of HiJackThis (2.0.4) from here.
You should not run it from your Temporary Internet Files folder as your backup folder will not be saved after you close the program.

2) Go to the directory in which you save HiJackThis.exe and then :
  • For Windows XP : double-click on HiJackThis.exe to run it.
  • For Windows Vista and Windows 7 : right click on HiJackThis.exe, choose Run as Administrator and allow the warning.
3) Click on the Main menu button and then on Do a system scan and save a log file.

4) Once the scan finished, the log file called hijackthis.log opens automatically in Windows notepad. Select all the text (Ctrl+A), copy it (Ctrl+C) and then paste it (Ctrl+V) on a post.
However, you can save the file in the desired directory by clicking on File | Save as... if you want to archive the log.



Do the following only if a moderator asks you :

On occasions some types of malware able to hide within the HJT log and some registry keys escape detection by using special characters.
So, if it is requested on the forum, please do the following :

1) Rename HiJackThis.exe to scanner.exe.

2. Now run scanner.exe from safe mode.
Cordialement - Best regards - Grüße :)
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This post has been edited 22 times, last edit by "johnyjohn" (Oct 30th 2011, 10:37pm)