hijack this "Not Responding"

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  1. spookn

    spookn Registered Member

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    every time I try to run hijack this (2), it stalls half way. And in Task Manager it gives the Not Responding error.

    I've down loade again with no luck

    xp sp2

    any ideas?
    Thanks
    B
     
  2. Kosak

    Kosak Registered Member

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    Hi!

    There is probably some malware. Try to do log in safe mode or use another utility.

    :thumb:
     
  3. Tarq57

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    Any other symptoms? (ie: why were you running HJT to start with?) Any other "this program has stopped responding" errors?
    Possibly re-naming the exe for HijackThis to "HijackThis 1991.exe" may help it complete, I have read that some malware is able to hide from HijackThis. Easy done, worth a try.
     
  4. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    Rename hijackthis file to something completely different, then it should run.
     
  5. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Does the "(2)" by chance mean 2 instances of HJT showing in Task Manager :doubt:

    Are you by chance using any Internet Explorer related programs that add Restricted Sites to IE, IE-Spyad(30K entries) for instance ?

    If you wait long enough, couple minutes or so, do the HJT Task manager entries decrease to 1 entry showing Running and HJT then displays the results ?

    Bubba

    HJT.GIF
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    Looking at the program's icon in your Task Manager, it would appear you're running an obsolete version of HijackThis.

    I suggest you end task on any instances of the application that are still running, and uninstall/remove your present version.
    Next, download the latest (Trend Micro) version, and try that one. I suggest you pick the "Installer" version.

    http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/hijackthis/download
     
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  7. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Yeah, this workstation did not have the latest version but it does now, Thanks Tony ;)

    The same holds true as mentioned and has always been this way that after about a minute, HJT finishes it's job and then settles down to show Running in Task Manager.

    However, all of this may be mute if spookn is not running IE-Spyads or similar large database(approx 29K entries).

    Regards,
    Bubba

    HJT2.GIF
     
  8. spookn

    spookn Registered Member

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    First off, thanks very much for the response. Where to start.
    I just uninstalled hijackthis and reintalled the "Installer" version.
    And it worked and saved a log.
    Maybe the 2.0.2 ver (which was what I ment by (2) my bad thinking), does not show the Running processes in its window?
    I am running IE-Spyads. and this is now correct: "If you wait long enough, couple minutes or so, do the HJT Task manager entries decrease to 1 entry showing Running and HJT then displays the results ?"
    Yes that happens now.
    Does the database interfear with HJT?
    Again, Thanks
     
  9. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    The only interference is the struggle? it encounters as it processes\deals with the approx. 29,500 Restricted Site entries of IE-Spyad. The quality of HJT is still maintained.

    Glad that sorted you out,
    Bubba
     
  10. TonyKlein

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    Ah, well done, both of you! :)

    I don't run IESpyads myself, and I was unaware of the existence of this problem!

    Happy New Year to everyone! :D
     
  11. spookn

    spookn Registered Member

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    Buba,
    Thank you very much. It is a real pleasure to come somewhere and get such great advice.
    It is appreciated.
    Spookn
     
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