Trend Micro ® HijackThis scans user’s computer, displays browser hijacking locations, HijackThis does NOT remove or detect and spyware,adware,It generate a plain text log file detailing all entries it finds. you can analyzer you HijackThis log file here. Advanced users can use HijackThis to remove unwanted settings or files.
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Free Version Download link :Hijackthis.exe ( Hijackthis.exe Version 2.0.3 Beta , 1.33MB ,From Trend Micro officiail site) ( Rick- Click,Save As )
Download link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/ (updated,11,mar, 2013)
Official direct download link :http://go.trendmicro.com/free-tools/hijackthis/beta/HijackThis.msi ( Rick- Click,Save As )
Operating Systems :Microsoft Windows ® 2000,Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows Me
Publisher :Trend Micro
Hijack this a Product of Trend Micro ® Incorporated,License : freeware
Among the very effective removers of browser hijackers is HijackThis . This is a fast security tool that detects unsolicited browser plugins, malicious softwares, spywares, most viral parasites and adwares. The latest versions are very thorough in detecting and eliminating threats to computer systems.
It is designed to check windows registry, some system files and running processes. This makes the anti spyware uncommon in its mode of action, one that does not scan the file system like the rest. HijackThis lists all detections together as potentially harmful but does not categorize them into those that are malicious and the genuine system programs.
This tool is comfortably used by those who are experienced and knowledgeable in determining which programs pose a threat and which ones are legitimate. It has no updatable spyware database; this is not really needed since it works by detecting registry entries that are suspicious in a given location in the system. This method allows the tool to identify pests and recent parasites.
Since some malicious software’s are usually hidden in the form of metadata files, this tool has been specifically designed to delete them in addition to Windows services that raise suspicion. In a normal circumstance, these services and files cannot be detected, but with this anti-spyware tool, they are easily removed.
The tool comes equipped with and inbuilt uninstall manager, a host file editor among other useful utilities. Some processes usually run in the system and are not killable and may be locked by the operating system making it impossible to stop their operations, this is where this anti-spyware appears as important.
Its user interface is not that user friendly however it is rigid and clean. It has many advantages to user one being the fact that it is free, this tool will run on any computer, even on Windows 95.
Related Link: Microsoft Security Essentials , Malwarebytes , Spybot ,Spyware Doctor