Detecting the malware in Windows is not a hard task as you might think. In the many cases that’s the problem mostly for the users who don’t have so much of the technical skills. But if you are at least a little bit oriented in the Windows operating systems, you should be able do more than just to send the HijackThis’ logs on the web.
You just have to spend a few tens of the minutes and use the right tools. I am not saying the tools I am going to review in the next lines are the substitution for the antivirus software, firewalls, antispyware or Internet Security Software. Analyzing the operating system manually is useful in the cases when your security software didn’t detected any threats, but you are suspect there’s something wrong. The tools introduced in this article don’t have to be used just for malware detection, but it’s one of their purposes.
This freeware tool from TrendMicro is very popular and you’ve probably heard about it at least. A lot of Windows users use it to create a log and send it on the forums for other users’ analysis. HijackThis is not the automatic antimalware application which is able to decide what to delete or what is a malware. Instead of detecting the threats it create the list of the potentially malicious objects (files, processes, registry values) which can cause the operating system instability.
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