How to post your Hijackthis log-file as an ATTACHMENT

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Make sure you have the LATEST version of HJT (currently v2.0.2) from HERE.

The above link will download the HijackThis installer. Run the HijackThis Installer and it will automatically place HJT in C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe. It will also automatically open HJT, close it.


Open the C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HijackThis folder in program files. Rename the Hijackthis.exe file to Crusty.exe. This is because some malware can hide from HijackThis.exe. Right click the HijackThis.exe file and choose rename. Click in the title box and press the delete key to clear what`s there, type Crusty.exe and press the enter key. Right click the Crusty.exe file and choose send to desktop(create shortcut).

[CENTER]Under no circumstances should you add any items to the HJT ignore list.[/center]

Run HijackThis.
Click on Do a system scan and save a logfile.
Save the log to wherever you want. You can now attach your HJT log without having to rename it as a .txt file.

ONLY Hijackthis logs which are posted as an ATTACHMENT with a .TXT or .log extension will be considered!
Any copy-and-pasted logs will be IGNORED and/or REMOVED, as they make for too much clutter in the thread.

Do NOT attach MS-Word .DOC files either, they will NOT be looked at! (Viruses love .doc files)
If you don't like this idea, you are advised to seek help somewhere else!

Please, do NOT post your log in someone else's thread!
Start your OWN THREAD, it's easier for everyone!

Also, post HJT-logs ONLY in the Virus & Malware removal Forum, unless asked to do otherwise.

Then start your new posting at TechSpot by clicking on New Thread
(or use Post Reply in an existing thread).

Scroll down until you see a button Manage Attachments. Click on that and a popup-window opens.
Click on the Browse button, find the HijackThis.log file, or whatever file you`re trying to attach on your PC and doubleclick on it.

Now click on the Upload button in the popup. When done, click on the Close this window button.
Finish your message-text, then click on Submit Message. Please Note: you can attach more than one file to a post by repeating the above steps.

The above quotebox also applies to posting other log files as well.

You can modify your own existing posts by clicking on the Edit button underneath it, then delete the (pasted) HijackThis log, and re-post it as an attachment. (see above).

More help on attaching logs here:
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