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  • 5.0 stars

    "IT WORKS, THE END"

    January 24, 2012  |   By jam6969

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    IT WORKS GREAT

    Cons

    IT DOESN'T SUCK

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I depend on hijackthis to keep my computer clean."

    October 30, 2011  |   By cmmer31

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    hijackthis is great, I hope it always stays available.

    Cons

    I wish them the best.

    Summary

    I would hate to have to do without hijackthis.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I had hijack this on my other computer, Loved it."

    September 26, 2011  |   By happycuple2n2

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    Well I don't know what to say but it's the best I've ever seen used. I had my Browser hijacked once and used it onit and bam, It was out of there.

    Cons

    Don't know of any.

    Summary

    What can I say, Try it you'll love it too.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Very unhappy with Trend Micro's "Hijack This""

    September 10, 2011  |   By tekmaster1

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    No known Pros.

    Cons

    Described as "free". Free only for 1st 100 finds. Then $29.95/yr min. After installing $29.95/yr version, my XP went from a little slow to now very slow after using this to "optimize" my system.

    Summary

    Described as "free", they don't tell you that if you want more than 100 finds fixed, you have to pay $29.95/yr, which I did (+$6.95 multi download charge) - deceptive practice. While checking out, they bombard you with ads for their various other products that confusingly sound like the one you are buying (Hijack This) and at additional costs. After running the $29.95/yr version of Trend Micro's Hijack This to optimize my XP system, I found that it seriously messed up my computer because my XP went from a little slow to now very slow at next boot. Now Icons are mysteriously disappearing from and sometimes re-appearing on my Task Bar, disks, folders and files open very slowly (2 min to open up a 2K Notebook text file), very slow boots and shut downs. I Had to go back to my 98SE. MY ADVICE: Absolutely do NOT download this horrific Trend Micro Hijack-This software!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "really wonderful thing"

    July 24, 2011  |   By rfgjuoghpkh

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    wonderful software, fast and simple yet many options and fully capable

    Cons

    you can rely on it

    Summary

    it is a helpful program

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  • 4.0 stars

    "a useful auxiliary security utility"

    July 2, 2011  |   By caseyclaassen

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    nothing escapes it

    Cons

    May not have technical support.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "gave me direction"

    June 28, 2011  |   By hrwhite

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    It works! My problem may not have been big to others but it was major to me. I now feel human again and now can browse without seeing other browsers taking over.

    Cons

    HijackThis can be a bit overwhelming for Joe Average, you just cannot "gung ho" this application. Use with caution.

    Summary

    I was frustrated trying to remove a BHO. I downloaded HijackThis and within minutes I was able to see what and where my problem was. I went online, got more info, and then was able to remove this "thorn" easily, thus ending weeks of aggravation.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I am not skilled enough to use this tool advantageously"

    June 23, 2011  |   By ok4mi2

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    It is a well defined application with authority and respect shared among many users who are sophisticated enough to put it to its full, intended use.

    Cons

    Results are not conclusive or definitive as to the reason for singling out the problem. To web search the items is so time consuming and still results in a guess for users such as myself with a limited ability to know what is what.

    Summary

    I am do not recommend it since it gives problematic, vague and uncertain results not discernible to other than sophisticated user.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "That little bit extra protection"

    June 20, 2011  |   By blueboy1949

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    Got rid of a nasty little alien that got past my old Kaspersky security, had nothing infected since changing to Norton360v5 but still do a check about once a month just in case.

    Cons

    You have to do a manual update before doing any scans.

    Summary

    Great free product !

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  • 1.0 stars

    "submitted the log for expert review, never replied to."

    June 5, 2011  |   By jeannieju

    Version: Trend Micro HijackThis 2.0.4 beta

    Pros

    none I could find... data gleaned was meaningless without the required response from their 'experts'.

    Cons

    used up a lot of time for no return.

    Summary

    took a fair amount of time to install, read directions, and to run...and it appeared to bring back many possible issues....but each time I submitted the log/findings for experts to review and advise, the window simply hung, and I was never able to tell if the information went somewhere, how the answer or recommendations would be provided to me... it simply hung up for hours until I closed it, rebooted and tried again.... same scenario.... and again.... same scenario... waste of time.

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