Scan smarter with HijackThis Video
Scan smarter with HijackThis Video Transcript
>> Hijack This is a very popular tool for attacking malware by searching for registry entries. But the tool points to all the suspicious entries without really knowing which ones are actually harmful. I'm Tom Merritt, editor from CNET.com. On this edition of Insider Secrets, I'll show you how to weed out the good entries so you see only the bad ones you need to remove. ^M00:00:21 [ Music ] ^M00:00:32 If you're new to Hijack This, the best thing to do is just save a log file and don't touch anything till you find out more. But if you know what entries to ignore, let's say you've been using Hijack This for a while, you're Hijack This scale results might be longer than the screen. It's time you made friends will the ignore list. Here's how you do it. See those boxes next to the file names after you run scan? Select the items that you know are safe. But wait. How do you know they're safe? Well two buttons can help a little. Let's use this IE main start page entry as an example. I highlight it and press the button called info on selected items. It tells me that this indicates that something has changed the start page in IE. Yeah, I did. So its fine, it's safe. I can safely add that to my ignore list. So I'm going to check it. Once you've checked all the safe entries, press the add to ignore list button. Let's say I accidentally put an entry on the ignore list or I find out I was horror of horrors wrong. Click the config button and press ignore list. You can edit this list to remove files from it. Adding the items you know are safe to your Hijack This ignore list will make it much easier to notice new, malicious files and it will likely help you learn more about the processes and programs on your computer. I'm Tom Merritt for CNET.com. Be safe. ^M00:01:59 [ Music ]
Use HijackThis to make sure you've deleted a malicious file for good.
Use HijackThis to find malware hiding in the alternate data stream.
HijackThis is a free utility that generates an in-depth report of registry and file settings from your computer.
Do you scan the road ahead while driving? Or do you just stare at the car in front of you? CNET's Brian Cooley takes a look at the driving basic you've probably forgot.
Wish Firefox wouldn't hijack your current tab to open a new search? Patrick has a way to make Firefox open a new tab for those search results.
Airbags save lives, but CNET's Brian Cooley shows you how counterfeit airbags can be hazardous to your health.
The roof of your car is mostly a place to mount the sunroof, but it's in the middle of a technology revolution that makes it a major piece of safety tech.
You can't avoid crashing into what you can't see. Traditional headlights show you what's in your path now, but adaptive headlights show what's in your path next. CNET's Brian Cooley explores new technologies for your car headlamps.
CNET's Brian Cooley sees Intel's newest 3-in-1 cell phone chip, which the company claims will make cell phones smarter, faster and more efficient.