HijackThis Configuration Settings

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review and change HijackThis configuration settings on a Windows system.

If you want to change HijackThis default behavior, you need to review and reset its configuration settings.

1. Double click "C:\local\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe".

2. Click the "Open the Misc Tools section" button. You will see the configuration screen with the "Misc Tools" tab open.

3. Click the "Main" tab. You will see a list of default configuration settings:

[ ] Mark everything found for fixing after scan
[x] Make backups before fixing items
[x] Confirm fixing & ignoring of items (safe mode)
[x] Ignore non-standard but safe domains in IE (e.g. msn.com, ...)
[x] Include list of running processes in logfiles
[ ] Do not show intro frame at startup
[ ] Run HijackThis scan at startup and show it when items are found

Below URLs will be used when fixing hijacked/unwanted MSIE pages:
Default Start Page: http://www.msn.com
Default Search Page: http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?...
Default Search Assistant: http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}...
Default Search Customize: http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}...

4. You should replace all default URLs with http://www.google.com.

The picture below shows HijackThis configuration settings:
HijackThis Configuration Settings

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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