Trend Micro HijackThis

Trend Micro HijackThis

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 714 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    12,504,255
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 11, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    379.5KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,380
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #8 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

    4.0

    out of 244 votes

    • 5 star 119
    • 4 star 66
    • 3 star 29
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 19
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 714 votes

    • 5 star 412
    • 4 star 153
    • 3 star 67
    • 2 star 21
    • 1 star 61
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5 stars

"been using for a while now."

April 22, 2008  |  By ColdMast

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2

Pros

a must install on clean systems, create a whitelist and know when things change.

easy to use if you know what's going on.

Cons

there is no magically process information list so you have to do your research online or in forums.

not for the average computer user, really powerful, can easily mess things up if you think the log is bad, it's not, it's a log: ignore [whitelist] all the good processes.

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5 stars

"Utilized product 2 yrs ago. A Gem! Friends say improved"

October 08, 2010  |  By scubabiotite

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2

Pros

Super fast, Accuratly develops log file of critical area. Depending on your skills either analyze or locate one of numerous outfits geared to help(no charge!) I was quite greatfull. This positive interaction led me to get TM's New Titanium Security!

Cons

I can honestly state that I have no negative feedback. But it is required. Therefore. I had to download the program and run it by myself!

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4 stars

"Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 is now AVAILABLE !!!"

October 07, 2010  |  By gord8166

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2

Pros

Trend Micro now has a new version: HijackThis 2.0.4
You have to go to the Trend Micro website, to download the new version !!!

Cons

Advanced users only, Novices use caution!!!!
cnet does not have the new version here for download!! How SAD!!

Summary

Go get it, right now!!! At the Trend Micro website. It is not here!!!!

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4 stars

"Works as per described characteristics"

October 03, 2010  |  By arijitsarbagna

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2

Pros

(1) Light weight
(2) Simple user interface

Cons

Often the "Info" link doesn't provide beyond some generic statements

Summary

Good tool to check what else is running in your systems (e.g. the BHOs, start ups)

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5 stars

"Powerful, small and FAST!"

September 08, 2010  |  By badbadbad911

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2

Pros

HijackThis is not just a malware detector/destroyer - it has an array of powerful tools. If you have a small hard drive then this is the anti-malware software for you... but een if you have a big hard drive it is still well worth downloading

Cons

hijackthis is a powerful tool - and if you click the wrong button you may delete vital Windows files. This could stop your OS working - although when you are making these changes hijack will give you a warning, and there is the option of a restore

Summary

Excellent program. Extremely powerful, but also very tiny in size (under 1mb!)

I recommend this to anyone - especially because it is totally FREE

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3 stars

"Too advanced for beginners."

September 04, 2010  |  By staceylgantt

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2

Pros

Easy to download.

Cons

Do not know enough to rate it fairly.

Summary

This product was too advanced for me. I am just beginning to learn about spyware. I can not give this a fair score because I do not comprehend the products applications.

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5 stars

"Excellent program for savvy users."

August 30, 2010  |  By barnesy1

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2

Pros

This excellent program removed a nasty Browser redirect infestation which kept my wife from using her email etc: and brought up porn sites. Used in conjunction with ccleaner and super anti-malware it was ideal.

Cons

Have to be very careful about what you remove. If in doubt go to forum and post the log file.

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5 stars

"Great Product for Finding Browser Hijackers!"

August 27, 2010  |  By vin52comp

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2

Pros

I am delighted to report that Micro HijackThis 2.0.0 really came to my rescue in finding some browser hijackers. Internet Explorer 8, Opera, and Firefox are the browsers I use and Trend Micro HijackThis really sniffed out the bad guys.

Cons

I just wish the product was more simplistic toward people (including myself) who are not too familar with finding the bad files. I spent hours trying to figure out which files to repair, but I was able to get back my browsers safely.

Summary

I like that I now have 3 clean browsers again, THANKS to Trend Micro HijackThis. What could be improved is the method in determining which files are good and which files are bad. It's difficult to tell unless you are an expert. If you are going to use this product, just be VERY CAREFUL of what files you delete. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.

Updated on Aug 27, 2010

Also, I wanted to add that I scanned my computer with Comodo Free Antivirus and it did not detect anything, I then ran a full scan with SuperAntiSpyware and it did not detect anything, but Malwarebytes AntiMalware did catch these nasty critters, but could only remove 2 out of 5.

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5 stars

"MICROSOFT USED IT TO CORRECT MY WINDOWS PROBLEM."

August 16, 2010

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2

Pros

MICROSOFT SUPPORT USED IT TO CORRECT MY WINDOWS PROBLEM. SCANS ARE FAST!

Cons

NONE, IT WORKED FOR ME.

Summary

MICROSOFT SUPPORT USED IT TO CORRECT MY WINDOWS PROBLEM. SCANS ARE FAST! RECOMMENDED BY MICROSOFT SUPPORT!

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1 stars

"TOO MANY FALSE POSITIVES!"

July 24, 2010  |  By achmedthealiveterrorist

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2

Pros

MAY DETECT SOME SPYWARE,ADWARE etc.VERY LIGHTWEIGHT

Cons

WAY TOO MANY FALSE POSITIVES,TOO COMPLICATED FOR BEGGINERS.

Summary

TOO RISKY,WOULDN'T RECOMMEND

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5 stars

"This is the best as long as you know what your doing"

July 21, 2010  |  By fatray

 |  Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.2

Pros

Lets you remove anything that you want from your system

Cons

Lets you remove anything that you want from your system. Yes this is a pro and con, if you remove something you need you could get into trouble.

Summary

If you think you have a virus, system slowing down then this is the program you want. This must be used with online help. All you have to do is type into Google. "hijackthis analyzer" and your good to go. Copy and past the log into the window and the helping website will tell you mostly what every this does, is and what to remove asap.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.2
Version 2.0.2 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Trend Micro
Publisher web site http://www.trendmicro.com
Release Date December 11, 2007
Date Added December 11, 2007
Version 2.0.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 379.5KB
File Name HijackThis.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,504,255
Downloads Last Week 2,380
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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