Introduction (This might sound difficult to most users)
There are time when your Windows is real f***ed up and you have an urgent work to do and you dont have much time to install a clean copy of Windows from scratch, what to do? You ask for help. This is the one of the best tool that will help you view whats messing your system.
HijackThis examines certain key areas of the Registry and Hard Drive and lists their contents. These are areas which are used by both legitimate programmers and hijackers. Some items are perfectly fine. You should not remove them. Never remove everything. Doing that could leave you with missing items needed to run legitimate programs and add-ins.
This post is designed to help you produce a system log, post the log into some geeky Forum or send it to a geek friend and finally remove the items as directed by the person helping you or if you are good enough you can help yourself out too.
This is how HijackThis looks when it first opened.
You do not have to change any settings at this point.
Notice the empty section in the middle. This is where the scan results will be listed later.
Examine the two sets of buttons. To start the scan, Click the Scan button on the left.
HijackThis after the scan.
The Scan Button has a new Caption. Save Log. Click the Save Log button to create a file named Hijackthis.log. A dialog box will pop up. Use it to select the location where you will save the log. Close the program.
Now you can send this Log File to someone who can analyze it and may be able to help you.