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About Trend Micro HijackThis

Trend Micro HijackThis is a powerful and compact utility designed to help users identify and remove persistent spyware that may be bogging down their computer. With its advanced features and targeted scanning capabilities, HijackThis is an essential tool for users looking to root out serious infestations and improve their system's performance.

Key Feature
1: Targeted Scanning

HijackThis examines vulnerable or suspect parts of your system, such as browser helper objects and certain types of Registry keys. By focusing on these areas, the program can efficiently identify potential malware and help users address the issue quickly.

2: Detailed Log Generation

Pressing the Scan button generates a log of dozens of items, most of which are just customizations. Users should only check off an item and hit the Fix Checked button if they are sure it's malware. The detailed log can be saved as a text document and posted to forums for further analysis and assistance.

3: Information on Selected Items

Clicking Info on Selected Item provides information on why the entry was flagged as suspicious, but not whether it's actually malware. To determine if an item is malicious, users can search the Web for the item's name or consult forums such as SpywareInfo or Computer Cops.

4: Powerful Config Window Tools

The latest version of HijackThis adds powerful tools to the Config window, including a process manager and hosts file editor, which help users excise virulent infections. The unique ADS Spy tool scans for alternate data streams, which some browser hijackers use to hide from spyware removers.

5: Serious Tool for Serious Infestations

HijackThis is a serious tool for any user who needs to root out a severe infestation. However, it should be wielded with caution, as improper use can lead to the removal of essential system components.

In conclusion, Trend Micro HijackThis is an invaluable utility for users facing persistent spyware issues. With its targeted scanning, detailed log generation, information on selected items, powerful Config window tools, and focus on serious infestations, HijackThis provides a robust solution for identifying and removing spyware from your computer.

Reviewed by Staff


Updated onJuly 21, 2014
DeveloperTrend Micro
Operating systemWindows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP

Old Versions

Trend Micro HijackThis2.0.5 beta
July 21, 2014
exe32 bit
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Trend Micro HijackThis for PC
Scan your Registry and hard drive for spyware.
2.0.5 beta
Free Downloadfor Windows

How to download and Install Trend Micro HijackThis on Windows PC

  • Click on the Download button to start downloading Trend Micro HijackThis for Windows.
  • Open the .exe installation file in the Downloads folder and double click it.
  • Follow the instructions in the pop-up window to install Trend Micro HijackThis on Windows PC.
  • Now you can open and run Trend Micro HijackThis on Windows PC.