HijackThis

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by WilliamP, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    Does HijackThis work with Windows 7 64 bit?
     
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    Yes it does.
     
  3. WilliamP

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    I have an ASUS laptop and HJT will run but will not create a log. It says it doesn't have access to the host file.
     
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    try running the hjt as administrator (right mouse click option)?
     
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    I guess it has something to do with 7. I finally dug it out of right click and now it works. Thank you.
     
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    DDS lists a larger number of launch points and startup locations than HijackThis, and therefore paints a more complete picture.

    Unlike HT, it does not allow you to 'fix' entries, but that might, at least in the hands of the average user, arguably speak in its favor...
     
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    OTL and OTS by OldTimer are great, too.
     
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    I see a new HT beta (2.0.5) is available -http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/-
     
  10. sbseven

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    HijackThis seems to have fallen out of favour with the major malware cleaning sites. DDS and OTL are preferred over HijackThis at the moment...
     
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    Yeap...:thumb:
     
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