Removing browser hijacks, Virus's and Spyware
Published: 17th April 2006 | Source: Overclock3D |11. HijackThis
#WARNING: While the other tools are pretty much foolproof, 'HijackThis' is not. Be careful when using it.
1. Close any open web browser or 'My Computer' windows. Start Hijack this (if this is the first time you've opened the program, read the warning and then click Ok to clear the box). Then click the top button in the 'New users quickstart' box: ' 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
4. If you receive instructions that involve using the Hijackthis Fix option, start the program and, in the 'New users quickstart' box, click the 'None of the above, just start the program' button. Click the config button on the page that displays the results of the system scan, and on the main page ensure the default selections are ticked, particularly 'Make backups before fixing items'. Then click the Back button (which is always the only active button in the bottom two boxes on the config page).