"HijackThis" Report Entry Types

This section provides a quick introduction of different entry types in the 'HijackThis' diagnose report.

If you look at the "HijackThis" report included in the previous section, you will see that the report is divided into two sections.

The first part of the log files tells you what are processes currently running on the system. You should review them to see if there are any strange processes.

The second part of the log files tells you what HijackThis considers suspicious entries in the system registry, system service list, and browser add-on list. Entries are labeled with type names. If you highlight an entry and click the "Info on selected item" button, additional information will be displayed about this entry and about the entry type. Here is a list of entry types and suggested ways of handling them:

With the help of HijackThis, I was able to identify and remove several spyware on my friend's system. See the sections below for details.

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 What Is Spyware?

 "HijackThis" - Spyware and Browser Hijacker Detector

"HijackThis" Report Entry Types

 Spyware: WebBar - htwtb.bin and bar.dll

 Spyware: SurfBuddy - sbuddy.dll

 Spyware: WebSpecials - webspec.dll

 Spyware: DSSAgent - DSSAgent.exe

 Transponder: Best Offer - farmmext.exe

 Spyware: dinst.exe - dsr.dll

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version