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. Yes, it is a German site. Is this the reason you are asking?
    Never? That's bad advice. It is actually a good place to start.
    I've used it many times, and have never seen it make a misteak.
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Feb 6, 2009
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  3. John D

    VanguardLH Guest

    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

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    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.

    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.

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

    ~BD~ Guest


    Thanks for responding "VanguardLH"

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

    It always flags AOL (my ISP) in RED!
     
    ~BD~, Feb 11, 2009
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  6. No, hijackthis.de is not a bogus site.
    I don't see any relation between the two.

    This ASAP site looks more like a linkfarm than anything else. The site
    Does anyone other than Microsoft recommend this maddoktor place?
    The hijackthis.de is of course an automated response. Newbies should
    tread carefully. There is no handholding like there is in the moderated
    forums.
    Life is too short to not have a sense of humour. <g>
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Feb 11, 2009
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