Automated HJT log review facility

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by John D, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. John D

    John D Guest

    This URL lists the current members of the Alliance of Security Analysis
    Professionals http://asap.maddoktor2.com/

    One such organisation is http://www.hijackthis.nl/ - about which I have
    no concerns.

    It was once recommended that I use *this* facility:--
    http://www.hijackthis.de (Note that this is a German site) .

    Whilst I have been advised by PA Bear that 'automated' facilities should
    *never* be used to review a Hijackthis log, for experimental purposes I
    have
    done so on many occasions. Perhaps that has been a mistake ........ but
    it
    has been interesting!

    If anyone has any experience of using this facility, I'd be most
    interested
    to learn their views on same.

    Dave
    John D, Feb 5, 2009
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  2. John D wrote:

    > This URL lists the current members of the Alliance of Security
    > Analysis Professionals http://asap.maddoktor2.com/
    > One such organisation is http://www.hijackthis.nl/ - about which I
    > have no concerns.
    >
    > It was once recommended that I use *this* facility:--
    > http://www.hijackthis.de (Note that this is a German site) .


    Yes, it is a German site. Is this the reason you are asking?

    > Whilst I have been advised by PA Bear that 'automated' facilities
    > should *never* be used to review a Hijackthis log,


    Never? That's bad advice. It is actually a good place to start.

    > for experimental purposes I have done so on many occasions. Perhaps
    > that has been a mistake ........ but it has been interesting! If
    > anyone has any experience of using this facility, I'd be most
    > interested to learn their views on same.


    I've used it many times, and have never seen it make a misteak.

    --
    -bts
    -Friends don't let friends drive Windows
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Feb 6, 2009
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  3. John D

    VanguardLH Guest

    John D wrote:

    > This URL lists the current members of the Alliance of Security Analysis
    > Professionals http://asap.maddoktor2.com/
    >
    > One such organisation is http://www.hijackthis.nl/ - about which I have
    > no concerns.
    >
    > It was once recommended that I use *this* facility:--
    > http://www.hijackthis.de (Note that this is a German site) .
    >
    > Whilst I have been advised by PA Bear that 'automated' facilities should
    > *never* be used to review a Hijackthis log, for experimental purposes I
    > have
    > done so on many occasions. Perhaps that has been a mistake ........ but
    > it
    > has been interesting!
    >
    > If anyone has any experience of using this facility, I'd be most
    > interested
    > to learn their views on same.
    >
    > Dave


    I've used http://hjt.networktechs.com/ in the past. No, I don't use
    them to authoritatively declare that I'm clean or dirty. I use such
    online scanner to ONLY identify *known* hijacks. I still have to go
    through the complete log and review each entry. It just helps if
    something already known is flagged for you so you don't miss it during
    your manual scan.
    VanguardLH, Feb 6, 2009
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  4. John D

    ~BD~ Guest

    In line replies

    "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <> wrote in message
    news:gmg1b3$70e$...
    > John D wrote:
    >
    >> This URL lists the current members of the Alliance of Security
    >> Analysis Professionals http://asap.maddoktor2.com/
    >> One such organisation is http://www.hijackthis.nl/ - about which I
    >> have no concerns.
    >>
    >> It was once recommended that I use *this* facility:--
    >> http://www.hijackthis.de (Note that this is a German site) .

    >
    > Yes, it is a German site. Is this the reason you are asking?



    I'm really seeking confirmation that it isn't a bogus site - a spoof on the
    ASAP site I also mentioned. I've never seen the help forum there being
    recommended by helpers on any Microsoft newsgroup. There is a special
    section in English.


    >> Whilst I have been advised by PA Bear that 'automated' facilities
    >> should *never* be used to review a Hijackthis log,

    >
    > Never? That's bad advice. It is actually a good place to start.


    I agree. I've often copied HJT logs from distraught computer users (posting
    in 'help' forums around the 'net) and pasted them into the facility -
    invariably 'problems' have been highlighted. Good leads for further
    investigation IMO.


    >> for experimental purposes I have done so on many occasions. Perhaps
    >> that has been a mistake ........ but it has been interesting! If
    >> anyone has any experience of using this facility, I'd be most
    >> interested to learn their views on same.

    >
    > I've used it many times, and have never seen it make a **misteak**.


    It's really good to know that some geeks still retain a sense of humour! :)
    --
    Dave
    ~BD~, Feb 11, 2009
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  5. John D

    ~BD~ Guest

    "VanguardLH" <> wrote in message
    news:gmgifv$ii6$...
    > John D wrote:
    >
    >> This URL lists the current members of the Alliance of Security Analysis
    >> Professionals http://asap.maddoktor2.com/
    >>
    >> One such organisation is http://www.hijackthis.nl/ - about which I have
    >> no concerns.
    >>
    >> It was once recommended that I use *this* facility:--
    >> http://www.hijackthis.de (Note that this is a German site) .
    >>
    >> Whilst I have been advised by PA Bear that 'automated' facilities should
    >> *never* be used to review a Hijackthis log, for experimental purposes I
    >> have
    >> done so on many occasions. Perhaps that has been a mistake ........ but
    >> it
    >> has been interesting!
    >>
    >> If anyone has any experience of using this facility, I'd be most
    >> interested
    >> to learn their views on same.
    >>
    >> Dave

    >
    > I've used http://hjt.networktechs.com/ in the past. No, I don't use
    > them to authoritatively declare that I'm clean or dirty. I use such
    > online scanner to ONLY identify *known* hijacks. I still have to go
    > through the complete log and review each entry. It just helps if
    > something already known is flagged for you so you don't miss it during
    > your manual scan



    Thanks for responding "VanguardLH"

    I have also used http://hjt.networktechs.com/

    It always flags AOL (my ISP) in RED!
    --
    Dave
    ~BD~, Feb 11, 2009
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  6. ~BD~ wrote:

    > In line replies <-- thanks, but not necessary <g>
    >
    > "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" wrote:
    >> John D wrote:
    >>> This URL lists the current members of the Alliance of Security
    >>> Analysis Professionals http://asap.maddoktor2.com/ One such
    >>> organisation is http://www.hijackthis.nl/ - about which I have no
    >>> concerns.
    >>>
    >>> It was once recommended that I use *this* facility:--
    >>> http://www.hijackthis.de (Note that this is a German site) .

    >>
    >> Yes, it is a German site. Is this the reason you are asking?

    >
    > I'm really seeking confirmation that it isn't a bogus site


    No, hijackthis.de is not a bogus site.

    > - a spoof on the ASAP site I also mentioned.


    I don't see any relation between the two.

    This ASAP site looks more like a linkfarm than anything else. The site
    itself appears to be only four pages <shrug>, other than the forum,
    which I did not bother to spend time reading.

    > I've never seen the help forum there being recommended by helpers on
    > any Microsoft newsgroup. There is a special section in English.


    Does anyone other than Microsoft recommend this maddoktor place?

    >>> Whilst I have been advised by PA Bear that 'automated' facilities
    >>> should *never* be used to review a Hijackthis log,

    >>
    >> Never? That's bad advice. It is actually a good place to start.

    >
    > I agree. I've often copied HJT logs from distraught computer users
    > (posting in 'help' forums around the 'net) and pasted them into the
    > facility - invariably 'problems' have been highlighted. Good leads
    > for further investigation IMO.


    The hijackthis.de is of course an automated response. Newbies should
    tread carefully. There is no handholding like there is in the moderated
    forums.

    >> I've used it many times, and have never seen it make a **misteak**.

    >
    > It's really good to know that some geeks still retain a sense of
    > humour! :)


    Life is too short to not have a sense of humour. <g>

    --
    -bts
    -Friends don't let friends drive Windows
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Feb 11, 2009
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