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Title: Value of "HijackThis Log file-On line Analysis" ?
Post by: SpiritWind on July 17, 2005, 05:45:05 PM
 :D  Was wondering what the HijackThis Experts here think of the value of "HijackThis Log file-On line
      Analysis" available at http://highjackthis.de/index.php, which seems to be put out by Mathias
      Mattner ? And of the "HijackThis Log File Analyzer" ? Both of these are advocated to be used by
     2 different regular "advisers" on the Avast Antivirus Support forums.
Title: Re: Value of "HijackThis Log file-On line Analysis" ?
Post by: Die Hard on July 17, 2005, 08:04:06 PM
:D  Was wondering what the HijackThis Experts here think of the value of "HijackThis Log file-On line
      Analysis" available at http://highjackthis.de/index.php, which seems to be put out by Mathias
      Mattner ? And of the "HijackThis Log File Analyzer" ? Both of these are advocated to be used by
     2 different regular "advisers" on the Avast Antivirus Support forums.

I went to the site once, out of curiousity, and I wasn´t impressed. The online tool recognize the baddies and give an explanation to what it is, mostly.
But!.... todays infections are complex. A file shown in a log could many times only be the "top of an iceberg". Deleting that visible file is of no good, when the offending files are hidden and there are guards whatching it. When the visible file is removed, it´s immediately replaced by  another file, randomly named.
Neither of the "serious" techs would never use that tool other than curiosa .

Die Hard :)
Title: Re: Value of "HijackThis Log file-On line Analysis" ?
Post by: winchester73 on July 17, 2005, 08:13:58 PM
I'm not a huge fan of these tools ... some of them can be useful for people learning how to interpret HJT logs, but between the things missed and the false positives, one can't take what the tools "find" as 100% correct or complete.