Trend Micro HijackThis

Trend Micro HijackThis

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 713 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.5 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    12,373,869
  • Date Added:
    July 21, 2014
  • File Size:
    379.5KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,657
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Trend Micro HijackThis digs down into parts of your hard drive and Registry that malicious programs often target to help you eliminate them for good. It works quickly to generate reports and presents them in an organized fashion, so you can sift through them to find items that may be trying to harm your system.

Pros

Fast scans: This program scans very quickly, no matter how much information you're asking it to sift through. That also means that you'll never have to block out time to complete additional scans since they barely take any time out of your day.

Logfile reports: In addition to presenting scan results in the main interface viewing window, this app also lets you save them to your computer as a log file. That makes it easy to refer back to it later, compare the results of multiple scans, and also to get help and advice from other users on forums when you're trying to determine what to remove.

Cons

Need experience: The scan results that this app generates are not lists of malicious programs or files. Instead users get a compilation of all items using certain locations that are often targeted by malware. If you don't know what you're doing, then it will be very hard for you to figure out what to get rid of, what could potentially be a threat, and what is an important part of a legitimate program that you use on a regular basis. Along these same lines, the interface is very utilitarian. While it gets the job done, there is not much guidance built in for novice users.

Bottom Line

Trend Micro HijackThis is a good tool for experienced users who need to eliminate malware that's dug in deep. It delivers on all of its promised features and is completely free, but it's not much use to anyone without at least some experience.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "Finds unwanted files fast."

    June 08, 2014   |   By brakker1

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    Easy to use.

    Cons

    YOU have to decide which files to delete.

    Summary

    I'm a computer dub and I do pretty well with it.

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  • 1 stars

    "FOR ME A PAIN IN THE BUTT"

    April 12, 2014   |   By palsdad1946

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    NONE AT THIS TIME

    Cons

    SADLY IT WAS BETTER IN THE PAST

    Summary

    IT'S A SHAME I DELETED IT

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  • 3 stars

    "Not easy to use if you have not done this before"

    June 03, 2012   |   By abitaman

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    works, removes unwanted programs, spyware, etc...

    Cons

    If first time using, not the easyiest program to use, but it works.

    Summary

    see all above

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  • 5 stars

    "I've got the Logfile who do I send file to & how?"

    May 10, 2012   |   By robinjoye

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    Sounds great if only I can find out how to use it.

    Cons

    No cons as yet.

    Summary

    This is not really a review, I'll write one later:- I am completely computer illiterate. Have given five stars as it would not be fair to give any less until I can find out how to use it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to Use."

    April 25, 2012   |   By sabowman

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    Does what it says.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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  • 5 stars

    "Best admin tool if you know what you are up to"

    March 24, 2012   |   By okdone

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    Best admin freeware tool. Lets you know what's going on in your system. Detects it all. Just you must know what you're doing when you're using it.

    Cons

    Not much from admin point of view. But if it is for end users, it can have more organized display and more security, warnings and easy restore facility when you're applying changes.

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  • 1 stars

    "WARNING! PC crashed ... Malware Alert!"

    March 09, 2012   |   By sgjobseeker

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    Nothing nice to say about this! This malware caused my PC to crash and unable to boot up.

    Cons

    This software (malware - IMO) caused by computer to CRASH right after installing it! Worse thing is, it does NOT even have an UNinstaller! What crap! My computer couldn't even boot up after installing this malware!

    I have been having a lot trouble booting up my PC ever since I installed this malware! Even System Restore couldn't even fix this situation! Talk about malware alright! This product claims to seek out malware, but IMO, itself is malware!

    Summary

    I'm appalled that I found this product through Google!

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  • 4 stars

    "Always useful"

    February 08, 2012   |   By cyberdude61

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    Have used this a long time. easy to see unwanted problems, such as hidden BHOs

    Cons

    noe found so far

    Summary

    As an additional check of what's installed, it's very good.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very useful program to clean out the junk in startup."

    January 29, 2012   |   By nealberk1

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    Powerful, useful, identifies what is starting and what menus are impacted by programs.

    Cons

    You have to know what you are doing!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent free program"

    January 25, 2012   |   By linxu2

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    It works with internet explorer to detect BHO.

    Cons

    Not for the novice or faint of heart.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.0.5 beta
    • Fixed "No internet connection available" when pressing the button Analyze This
    • Fixed the link of update website, now send you to sourceforge.net projects
    • Fixed left-right scrollbar when in safe mode or low screen resolution
    General
    Publisher Trend Micro
    Publisher web site http://www.trendmicro.com
    Release Date May 09, 2014
    Date Added July 21, 2014
    Version 2.0.5 beta
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Anti-Spyware
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements
    Download Information
    File Size 379.5KB
    File Name HijackThis.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 12,373,869
    Downloads Last Week 6,657
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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