We get calls all the time about how someone's system is infected by spyware, or viruses. One of the tools we use often is Trend Micro's "HiJack This" utility. It is a very powerful utility, and if you are not sure how it works you can do more damage to your system than good.
In this episode we give you a quick run down of the program, and what it does.
In summary you run HiJack This, and check the items that you want it to remove from your system. This will include browser helper objects, startup programs, and some unusually registry entries that can cause unexpected programs such as viruses to run. The trick is knowing what is normal and what is not normal. The only way you can know this is to take a look at a few systems that you know are clean, or freshly loaded with an operating system. Then when you see an infected system you will be able to see what does'nt belong much easier.
Last Updated: 09/05/2009 05:09 AM