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HJT Questions
« on: February 25, 2021, 01:42:09 PM »
Ad-Aware, Malware Bytes scans all A-OK.

I'm attaching the log from Security Check and Hijack This.

My question is - should I be concerned about any of the "missing files"?
(Ex: O23 - Service: @%ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection\MsSense.exe,-1001 (Sense) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection\MsSense.exe (file missing))
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Re: HJT Questions
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 02:00:05 PM »
I'd bet it does exist- it is just in C:\Program Files by default. That is where I found it on my machine.

Since Hijackthis is a 32-bit program, it will expand the Program Files Environment variable to C:\Program Files (x86)\ and look in there. And the file isn't in there so it figures it must be missing.

I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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Re: HJT Questions
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 02:10:27 PM »
Interesting. In a similar vein, it's showing other stuff that's missing in \system32, but I can find it.

So that's just a trick of HJT, and nothing to be concerned about?

(I was trying so many different disk diagnostics over the weekend I wanted to make sure I didn't gum up the works, so I was Working the Steps...)
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Re: HJT Questions
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 02:23:16 PM »
Not a trick of HJT, but a trick of Windows. Since Hijackthis is a 32-bit program, and windows is 64-bit, Windows will redirect access to certain folders.

trying to access the Program Files folder goes to the Program Files (x86) folder, as I mentioned. so to hijackthis, C:\Program Files\etc... is always inside C:\Program files (x86).

Same for system32 in fact. C:\Windows\System32 redirects to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\, so there are probably registry settings referencing locations in C:\Windows\System32 which HJT cannot access so it assumes they are missing.

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Re: HJT Questions
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2021, 02:25:56 PM »
Got it. (Not really).

Thanks for the help. (Really.)

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Re: HJT Questions
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2021, 03:59:48 PM »
Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer.

1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.
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Re: HJT Questions
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2021, 08:35:57 PM »
Thanks. I was just following the steps on this forum's Sticky.
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Re: HJT Questions
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2021, 04:18:12 PM »
Okay. I have removed those instructions.
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Re: HJT Questions
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2021, 10:38:59 AM »
And just to confirm, Steps Two and Three are now the same (it appears that the same MB download is for both?).
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