HijackThis

HijackThis

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 713 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.98.2
  • Total Downloads:
    12,368,038
  • Date Added:
    August 04, 2004
  • File Size:
    379.5KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,330
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    4.7

    out of 118 votes

    • 5 star 104
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 713 votes

    • 5 star 412
    • 4 star 153
    • 3 star 67
    • 2 star 21
    • 1 star 60
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5 stars

"Totally recommended!!"

April 03, 2005  |  By The Doober

 |  Version: HijackThis 1.98.2

Pros

Small, free and it works. Need I say more? Ok, then. It also set to default to backup deleted items. It seems like a risky program to use but its actually quite safe. Great for the occaisional item missed by AdAware and Spybot.

Cons

Not all items that are detected are dangerous, most are actually rather benign. Some objects don't stay deleted and are respawned by their host programs (like Netzero and Internet Explorer itself). Dunno if that's really a "con" but I figure it's worth mentioning. Other than that, HiJack This! is an essetial for keeping your computer in good shape. Also try AdAware, Spybot, Bazooka, and AntiVir.

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1 stars

"this program has a trojan horse"

April 02, 2005  |  By henryconroy

 |  Version: HijackThis 1.98.2

Pros

none as i would not allow it to load

Cons

trojan horse, and possible more who knows?

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5 stars

""AWESOME"- coming from the guy who gets rids of viruses and spyware for a living"

April 02, 2005  |  By srs23

 |  Version: HijackThis 1.98.2

Pros

Very Very fast. Shows all startup tasks so you can easily spot obvious viruses and spyware. Tracks BHO's and lets you remove them, this is one of the few programs to do. Shows all non-microsoft services that are running (viruses like to hide there). Also lists all IE plugins that can be annoying the heck out of you.

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2 stars

"easy for advanced users"

April 01, 2005  |  By unusual

 |  Version: HijackThis 1.98.2

Pros

fast

Cons

Doesn't select what is good or bad, so you have to determine yourself what to delete

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4 stars

"It's a deadly blade."

March 31, 2005  |  By SlugOfDOOM

 |  Version: HijackThis 1.98.2

Pros

This program will help remove stuff you don't want, such as hidden start-up items, extra toolbars, etc. It's actually not that hard to use, though many say it is. Just read a tutorial, or use the 'more info' button, and with a bit of your own knowledge, you should be able to deal with it. A general rule of them would be: If you recognize a program name that you use in the line somewhere, keep it. If you don't look into it a bit, or post it on a forum so other knowledgeable folks can tell you what they think.. I used this program to remove a particularly nasty piece of software that just kept coming back. With a bit of computer knowledge, this will blow spyware away. Oh yeah, no cost to you too.

Cons

"It's a deadly blade"

If you remove something, be sure you did make a backup...or else, if it was a harmless piece of software, you probably just damaged your browser.

Lists a bunch of irrelevant entries, but if you know the program, just add it to your ignore list and soon your list won't look so intimidating anymore.

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5 stars

"Great Program, but be careful"

March 23, 2005  |  By HCDean

 |  Version: HijackThis 1.98.2

Pros

This program is amazing as it finds everything in the registry, etc. But the average user should take care to know what they are doing or consult a professional before they tell HijackThis to delete files. Great program overall, but not for beginners.

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5 stars

"Save a system from reformatting"

March 23, 2005  |  By ameridrives

 |  Version: HijackThis 1.98.2

Pros

Kept the system from having to be reformatted, thereby saving many end user engineering files not yet transitioned to the server.

Cons

If you understand reading registry entries, then there are no downfalls as you can determine what to reinstall if you decide to eliminate all registries looking suspicious.

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3 stars

"Seen Better."

March 23, 2005  |  By pc front

 |  Version: HijackThis 1.98.2

Pros

I work in pc repair, and since most of my time these days is spyware related, I thought this program would assist me pretty well. I like the idea of running this in conjunction with other anti spyware programs.Being able to see well hidden files was helpful.

Cons

It pulls aside legit apps way too often. It does help root out well hidden malware, but when used in a professional shop, it can be too repetitive and since most clients dont know much about their files, this program doesnt allow you to see whats legit and whats not

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5 stars

"I'am not luvin "MickeyD" anymore...."Hijack This"...is better..Lol"

March 22, 2005  |  By The Pearl

 |  Version: HijackThis 1.98.2

Pros

Easy downnload. I thought, I'd gotten rid of "Download Accelerator Plus". Well, guess what....Lol. This is an outstanding utility!! I've been utilizing Ad-Aware Se Personal, Spyware Blaster, AntiVir, Registry Mechanic, and

Spybot-Search & Destroy, for what? Lol. By the way, where are these guys located? I think, I'll spend my money donating to these guys!! My computer thank you and so do I!! Lol, great job guys!!!!

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5 stars

"Great!"

March 20, 2005  |  By Free as a bird

 |  Version: HijackThis 1.98.2

Pros

I thought all this did was just do a quick scan and log files, nope!! This is very small, affordable (hint hint) and It removed stuff that others couldn't find for example I've used Microsoft AntiSpy, Ad-aware, Spybot, Bazooka, Win patrol, Spywareblaster all removed other spyware, adware and parts of someothers, except this I did remove manually parts of the toolbar. Never even used IE either. been a while and couldn't get the thing off, I thought it was gone and this finally rid me of the dreaded ebates(moemoneymaker) toolbar for IE. It's very powerful so for ensurance go to "hjt.iamnotageek[dot]com" and get help if ur not sure.

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General
Publisher Trend Micro
Publisher web site http://www.trendmicro.com
Release Date August 04, 2004
Date Added August 04, 2004
Version 1.98.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 379.5KB
File Name HijackThis.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,368,038
Downloads Last Week 6,330
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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