HELP! with my computer virus

By davidstl
Feb 1, 2007
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  1. davidstl

    davidstl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 94

    A Quick Question About Avg Antivirus

    Dear Howard and Tom,
    Thanks for clearing that all up. I did as asked, and changed HJT to analyzethis1991 and AVG accepted the changes when I hit F3. I also checked the two HJT lines and FIXED them.
    I needed to know what those six were and you definitely helped. Thanks again. AVG Antivirus never indicated the items as threats, just "changed".
    Which confused me.
    Davidstl
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    This is taken from your HJT log.

    C:\DOCUME~1\THECUR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\HijackThis.exe

    As you can see, HJT hasn`t been renamed, nor is it running from the proper location. C:\program files\HJT\Analyze.exe

    Please follow the instructions in the link I gave you.

    The files you mentioned are all Windows system files, you can do a Google search to find out exactly what they are.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of davidstl only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. davidstl

    davidstl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 94

    ?hjt?

    Dear Howard and Tom,
    Is this right?
    davidstl
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    No mate, it isn`t.

    Taken from your HJT log. C:\programfiles\analyzethis1991\HijackThis.exe It`s the bold file you need to rename.

    Taken from HERE.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of davidstl only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  5. davidstl

    davidstl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 94

    ?hjt?

    Dear Howard,
    I download hijackthis from the hijackthis website. I have hijackthis.zip on my desktop. I right click and extract to c:\programfiles\hjt. I have hijackthis.exe now in the WinZip box. And when I right click the extracted hijackthis.exe file there is NO rename option. So, I'm totally lost as to what to do... Open, Add, Delete, Extract, View, Select All, Invert Selection, Virus Scan, Make .Exe file, UUencode, Test, Archive Comment, CheckOut, and File Properties seem to be the options available when I right click the extracted hijachthis.exe file.
    davidstl
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    You need to go into the actual location of HJT, in your case c:\programfiles\hjt and right click on the HijackThis.exe file itself, then rename it as per the instructions.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of davidstl only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  7. davidstl

    davidstl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 94

    ?hjt?

    Dear Howard,
    Okay, MAAYBE this is right?...
    davidstl
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Sorry for the insistance on the renaming of HJT, but I needed to be sure there was nothing nasty lurking on your system.

    Your HJT log is clean.

    If you have any further virus/spyware problems, please post in this thread.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of davidstl only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  9. davidstl

    davidstl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 94

    ?hjt? No. You Hjt.

    Dear Howard,
    Yeaaaa!!! Thank you for all the help, and tell Tom the same. I'm not a computer smart person; you hung in there when my friends did not. Now time for a Guinness.
    davidstl
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