Trend Micro HijackThis

Trend Micro HijackThis

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 713 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.99.1
  • Total Downloads:
    12,467,121
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 05, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    379.5KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,201
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #7 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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If persistent spyware is bogging down your computer, you might need HijackThis. The tiny program examines vulnerable or suspect parts of your system, such as browser helper objects and certain types of Registry keys. Pressing the Scan button generates a log of dozens of items, most of which are just customizations. Don't check off an item and hit the Fix checked button unless you're sure it's malware. Clicking Info on selected item tells you why the entry was flagged as suspicious, but not whether it's actually malware. To find that out, search the Web for that item's name or go straight to a forum, such as SpywareInfo or Computer Cops. Saving the log creates a text document you can post to these forums.

The latest version adds powerful tools to the Config window. The process manager and hosts file editor help you excise virulent infections. The unique ADS Spy tool scans for alternate data streams, which some browser hijackers use to hide from spyware removers. The program still installs into whatever directory in which you unzip the file, which can make it hard to locate. HijackThis is a serious tool for any user who needs to root out a serious infestation, but wield it with caution.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 301 votes

    • 5 star 172
    • 4 star 62
    • 3 star 34
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 24
  • 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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1 stars

"It is not advisable to use this program-too many risks-"

April 21, 2011  |  By andreaborman

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 1.99.1

Pros

None that I know of.

Cons

This program can remove items from the registry that are part of Windows damaging your computer.

Summary

This program claims to scan deeper than anti-virus scans. Which I never use as I don't believe in anti-virus software. And this program claims to remove malware that other software cannot find. It scans and then you choose if you want to remove what it finds including registry entries and files. But it is just too risky as it does not tell you should do. It just gives you the results and then you decide if or not to remove it. But this removes important Windows files and registry keys claiming that they are infected. And this could make your computer unusable,resulting in a reinstall of Windows. So DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT USING THIS SOFTWARE. If you want to scan for malware and viruses,use the Windows Defender and Malicious Software Removal Tool-MRT. That is provided and bundled with Windows 7,and Windows Vista. And Windows XP users can also get MRT and Windows defender from the Microsoft website. These two tools will scan for and remove viruses, spy ware and malware. And they are bundled with Windows 7 and Windows Vista and can be used on Windows XP as well. These are the genuine tools for Windows and the only ones you need to use. Not this unknown and dangerous software-Hijack This. which you should not use. Andrea Borman.

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5 stars

"I always rely on Hijack This, without a doubt, it is the best"

December 08, 2007  |  By DurangoJazz

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 1.99.1

Pros

Hijack This is very up front about what it sees as a threat or if it is in question of anything you have going on your computer. It gives results right now not tomorrow. You do have to know what you are doing but I find it very helpful when you have things that you didn't ask for on your machine. If you can afford a donation, they can use it but if you can't afford it then Trend Micro is kind enough to let you use it anyway and that is appreciated by those of us who just don't have the dollars at this time and they don't require you to accept junk for the privilege of using the program.

Thank you,

DeeJae

Cons

Sometimes I the program doesn't recognize what I think is not questionable but at least they let you decide for yourself.

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5 stars

"Essential when you call on "experts" for help with a problem."

December 06, 2007  |  By beyondallken

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 1.99.1

Pros

It quickly extracts the details required for expert analysis of computer system in the event of a problem, and allows transmission by email - usually on a forum - in order for someone who understands such things to look for stuff which shouldnt be there.

All this without the need for special skills on the part of the operator (as long as the unskilled party doesnt attempt to fix anything without guidance !)

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5 stars

"great and useful!"

December 02, 2007  |  By sulognon

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 1.99.1

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4 stars

"Good for removing Malware and errors in the pc."

December 01, 2007  |  By rzpogi

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 1.99.1

Pros

It not just remove malware and malware registry entries, but also it remove error in the system by deleting junk registry and some junk files.

Cons

not for beginners. The person must know many things in his pc.

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5 stars

"can some one help?"

November 24, 2007  |  By boyien03

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 1.99.1

Pros

free. List everything. I need help to find a place to submit my logfile from hijackthis, to check out what i need to delete?

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5 stars

"great working software"

November 17, 2007  |  By bonny1978

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 1.99.1

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5 stars

"Great program for intermediate to advanced users....."

November 17, 2007  |  By Sesshomaru-7

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 1.99.1

Pros

This program is a great tool for anyone seeking to find any potential flaws in their system that could lead to spyware. The information provided is thorough enough that anyone with more than a beginner's knowledge should be able to effectively operate the program.

Cons

Can be a little over-aggressive with it's findings, and since it does not look for spyware instead searching for potential security flaws it may possibly list vital system folders as deletable files. Delete with caution.

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1 stars

"i could not use it"

November 12, 2007  |  By minder55

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 1.99.1

Pros

can not

Cons

massed up my p c

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4 stars

"4/5 stars..."

November 09, 2007  |  By Miguelnoname

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 1.99.1

Pros

everything OK...with Trend.i suppose.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.99.1
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General
Publisher Trend Micro
Publisher web site http://www.trendmicro.com
Release Date April 05, 2005
Date Added April 05, 2005
Version 1.99.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 379.5KB
File Name HijackThis.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,467,121
Downloads Last Week 3,201
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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