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    Re: What are the intended uses for each of the HJT versions? || SREng ||
    « Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 04:05:21 AM »
    Welcome to the forums.

    HijackThis Installer
    This installs HijackThis to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis as well as creates Start Menu shortcuts and Desktop shortcuts.

    HijackThis Zip
    Contains the program and a readme.

    HijackThis Executable
    Only the program itself. (.exe)

    As for SREng, never heard of it. Link?

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    Re: What are the intended uses for each of the HJT versions? || SREng ||
    « Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 11:19:32 AM »
    I would never trust or advise that a novice user run SREng.

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    Re: What are the intended uses for each of the HJT versions? || SREng ||
    « Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 11:23:53 AM »
    Actually, it looks like an interesting tool.
    You can get a whole KZTechs.COM Software Suite: http://www.kztechs.com/eng/download.html
    which includes:
    # System Repair Engineer with all plugins
    # Windows Shell Menus Manager
    # File Digital Sign Verify Tool
    # Windows Notifaction Area Tooltip Fix Tool
    # Windows Installer UnUsed File Cleanup Tool
    # RenamePlus
    # PendMove

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      Re: What are the intended uses for each of the HJT versions? || SREng ||
      « Reply #4 on: October 11, 2008, 04:57:07 PM »
      I would never trust or advise that a novice user run SREng.
      specifically, why not?

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        Re: What are the intended uses for each of the HJT versions? || SREng ||
        « Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008, 05:05:32 PM »
        Welcome to the forums.

        HijackThis Installer
        This installs HijackThis to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis as well as creates Start Menu shortcuts and Desktop shortcuts.

        HijackThis Zip
        Contains the program and a readme.

        HijackThis Executable
        Only the program itself. (.exe)

        WHY would i use the .zip version rather than the Installer Version? And if the Installer Version accomplishes the install then why do I need the .zip or .exe versions?? and how does the .zip or .exe versions install if the Installer is not included?

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        Re: What are the intended uses for each of the HJT versions? || SREng ||
        « Reply #6 on: October 11, 2008, 05:48:51 PM »
        zip, and .exe versions don't install. HJT is basically a single file, however since HJT creates a backup, it's important to run it from dedicated folder.
        Installer, does nothing else, but creates HijackThis folder in Program Files directory, and puts hijackthis.exe into that folder, thus very good for novices.

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          Re: What are the intended uses for each of the HJT versions? || SREng ||
          « Reply #7 on: October 11, 2008, 06:59:24 PM »
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          zip, and .exe versions don't install.
          then what does it do? and what is the distinctive uses of .zip and .exe? why would i, even if not a novice, use the .zip or .exe?

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          Re: What are the intended uses for each of the HJT versions? || SREng ||
          « Reply #8 on: October 11, 2008, 07:03:06 PM »
          HJT simply contains one file: hijackthis.exe, which doesn't need installation, and can be run as is.
          zip file is hijackthis.exe zipped.

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          Re: What are the intended uses for each of the HJT versions? || SREng ||
          « Reply #9 on: October 11, 2008, 09:39:27 PM »
          Some forms of malware also prevent you from downloading any applications, which may be why there is a .zip option.