Building "ignorelist" for HijackThis

This section provides a tutorial example on how to build a list of system settings and file settings for HijackThis to ignore during system scan.

While reviewing the HijackThis scan report, if you see entries that are legitimate, you can put them in the "ignorelist". Those legitimate entries will not show up again in the next scan.

1. Double click "C:\local\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe". You will see HijackThis started with its main menu:

2. Click the "Do a system scan" button. You will see the scan report display in the HijackThis windows.

3. Check the checkbox for each entries that are legitimate. For example, I checked the following entries:

O2 - BHO: MSS+ Identifier - {0E8A89AD-95D7-40EB-8D9D-083EF7066A01}...
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D...
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LENOVO.TPKNRRES] C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Commun...
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Forefront Client Security Antimalware...
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe"...
O4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?                            ...
O4 - Global Startup: McAfee Security Scan Plus.lnk = C:\Program Fi...
O8 - Extra context menu item: Send image to &Bluetooth Device... -...
O8 - Extra context menu item: Send page to &Bluetooth Device... - ...
O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\b...
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth ...
O23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - Broadcom Corporation....
O23 - Service: SMS Task Sequence Agent (smstsmgr) - Unknown owner ...
O23 - Service: Lenovo Hotkey Client Loader (TPHKLOAD) - Lenovo Gro...
O23 - Service: On Screen Display (TPHKSVC) - Lenovo Group Limited ...
...

4. Click the "Add checked to ignorelist" button.

5. Click the "Config..." button. You will see the configuration screen.

6. Click the "Ignorelist" button. You will see the list of entries that you want the HijackThis scan process to ignore them, because they are legitimate.

The picture below shows the list of system settings and file settings to be ignored during HijackThis system scan:
HijackThis Ignore List

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 Downloading and Installing HijackThis

 Scan Report Generated by HijackThis

 HijackThis Log File Entry Types

Building "ignorelist" for HijackThis

 Fixing Settings Reported by HijackThis

 Generating Startup Program List by HijackThis

 Listing Processes and DLL Files with HijackThis

 Listing Installed Programs with HijackThis

 HijackThis Configuration Settings

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

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

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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