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Addition to "Do This Before Using HiJackThis"


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I have been using for a long time now. It is a very good scanner which scans and finds almost any type of spyware/adware it then links you to a site where it gives to instructions to manually remove that specific infection. (Registry editing etc.)

I think moderators should think about putting this application somewhere in the "Do this before posting a hijackthis log" thread, as it could save a lot of time.


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That thread is constantly re-evaluated and is updated when necessary.

There are currently already 3 antimalware scanning programs in that thread. As of this time, I do not see a real need to add yet another step for the users to follow to get help.

We will evaluate the program, compare it to the other 3 that are already there, and see if it can replace one.

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That's all I wanted you guys to do. :whistling:
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The problem with Bazooka in my opinion (I do mention it on my site) is that you would have to have a reasonable level of computer knowledge to cure any problems.
BaZooka scans and identifies for spyware.
If it finds any, it links you to a site with removal instructions for that malware.
That is where usually the problem lies. Those instructions include editing the registry manually, where a mistake is easy to make and can have nasty consequences.
Also those sites are usually constructed to tackle several variants of one malware, so people end up looking for files and entries that are not all there, which can be very confusing.

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