HijackThis 2.0.5 Beta for Windows

by Trend Micro, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (129 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.4 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 7/2000/9x/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 47,571
Publisher Trend Micro, Inc.
Homepage HijackThis

Publisher's Description

HijackThis is a general homepage hijackers detector and remover. It scans for all objects which may be affiliated with Web Browser activity. StartList scans the system for all objects that are in all startup sections of the registry. It is continually updated to detect and remove new hijacks. It does not target specific programs/URLs, just the methods used by hijackers to force you onto their sites.

Latest Reviews

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson reviewed v2.0.5 Beta on May 12, 2011

Quick and efficient, helped my system

iw1coy

iw1coy reviewed v2.0.5 Beta on Feb 18, 2011

The release isn't 2.0.5 beta....is 2.0.4...please change....

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v2.0.5 Beta on Feb 17, 2011

A "must-have".

us3r

us3r reviewed v2.0.3 Beta on Dec 10, 2009

it's useless!

x-ray

x-ray reviewed v2.0.3 Beta on Dec 10, 2009

no 64 bit support :(

war593122

war593122 reviewed v2.0.3 Beta on Dec 9, 2009

Wow, been dead for years and finally an update, but no damn change log. :(

Update, found change log, why they cant post it here is beyond me..

[v2.0.3 BETA]
* Fixed parser issues on winlogon notify
* Fixed issues to handle certain environment variables
* Rename HJT generates complete scan log

mfarmilo

mfarmilo reviewed v2.0.3 Beta on Dec 9, 2009

An excellent program, very useful in the right hands, very dangerous in the wrong hands.

Note that is not a criticism of the program. There really is no way to make a program that's powerful and yet safe for novices, other than asking 'are you sure ?' on every mouse click - and that still doesn't make it safe against the ones who will ignore the warnings. The best thing a novice can do is admit they only know so much and get someone who knows more than they do.

italyx

italyx reviewed v2.0.2 on Oct 16, 2008

Powerful and useful, but you must really know what you are doing.

trynow

trynow reviewed v2.0.2 on Dec 25, 2007

"It used to remove nasty spyware, but it is VERY dangerous! " So they have to make the software securefull for new users. So should be used only by people who know what they doing.Think about people who dont know what they are doing. Make it more understanble for who are new. And put many languages in it.

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v2.0.2 on Jul 7, 2007

One of the best PC forensic tools on the market.
@comeoffit:

This does more than just scan startup locations. it displays in detail all browser-helper objects (BHO) which are the source of most scumware, drive-by installs and annoying browser toolbars. It displays any changes to your browser's home page, start page and search and allows you to restore to original values. It also displays any non-microsoft services that run at startup as some parasites install themselves this way.

It also creates a backup of any changes so you can undo them if removed accidentally. I don't know how 793K could be considered bloatware as there are similar utilities out there that are 10 times the size that do less.

I agree with uzi this is defintely not for novices but has helped me in the past in identifying and removing crudware where Spybot S&D, Spyware Terminator, AVG and others have failed.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (129 votes)
Your Rating
Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson reviewed v2.0.5 Beta on May 12, 2011

Quick and efficient, helped my system

iw1coy

iw1coy reviewed v2.0.5 Beta on Feb 18, 2011

The release isn't 2.0.5 beta....is 2.0.4...please change....

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v2.0.5 Beta on Feb 17, 2011

A "must-have".

us3r

us3r reviewed v2.0.3 Beta on Dec 10, 2009

it's useless!

x-ray

x-ray reviewed v2.0.3 Beta on Dec 10, 2009

no 64 bit support :(

war593122

war593122 reviewed v2.0.3 Beta on Dec 9, 2009

Wow, been dead for years and finally an update, but no damn change log. :(

Update, found change log, why they cant post it here is beyond me..

[v2.0.3 BETA]
* Fixed parser issues on winlogon notify
* Fixed issues to handle certain environment variables
* Rename HJT generates complete scan log

mfarmilo

mfarmilo reviewed v2.0.3 Beta on Dec 9, 2009

An excellent program, very useful in the right hands, very dangerous in the wrong hands.

Note that is not a criticism of the program. There really is no way to make a program that's powerful and yet safe for novices, other than asking 'are you sure ?' on every mouse click - and that still doesn't make it safe against the ones who will ignore the warnings. The best thing a novice can do is admit they only know so much and get someone who knows more than they do.

italyx

italyx reviewed v2.0.2 on Oct 16, 2008

Powerful and useful, but you must really know what you are doing.

trynow

trynow reviewed v2.0.2 on Dec 25, 2007

"It used to remove nasty spyware, but it is VERY dangerous! " So they have to make the software securefull for new users. So should be used only by people who know what they doing.Think about people who dont know what they are doing. Make it more understanble for who are new. And put many languages in it.

Reverb

Reverb reviewed v2.0.2 on Jul 7, 2007

One of the best PC forensic tools on the market.
@comeoffit:

This does more than just scan startup locations. it displays in detail all browser-helper objects (BHO) which are the source of most scumware, drive-by installs and annoying browser toolbars. It displays any changes to your browser's home page, start page and search and allows you to restore to original values. It also displays any non-microsoft services that run at startup as some parasites install themselves this way.

It also creates a backup of any changes so you can undo them if removed accidentally. I don't know how 793K could be considered bloatware as there are similar utilities out there that are 10 times the size that do less.

I agree with uzi this is defintely not for novices but has helped me in the past in identifying and removing crudware where Spybot S&D, Spyware Terminator, AVG and others have failed.

uzi

uzi reviewed v2.0.2 on Jul 7, 2007

A very useful and powerful tool, but novice users should practice caution and get help from power users.

The automatic assistance service by Trendmicro is still not as useful as the one by hijackthis.de, and even the one by hijackthis.de does not suffice.

Nevertheless, it is a powerful tool.

comeoffit

comeoffit reviewed v2.0.2 on Jul 7, 2007

I always found this to be a near-useless, buggy, overrated, simple utility. Oh wow, it scans startup locations. Why the hell would Trend Micro pay for this?

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.0.2 on Jul 6, 2007

for the moron that said Mcafee found a virus you probably have one from using Mcafees.
A-Squared
Found nothing
AntiVir
Found nothing
ArcaVir
Found nothing
Avast
Found nothing
AVG Antivirus
Found nothing
BitDefender
Found nothing
ClamAV
Found nothing
Dr.Web
Found nothing
F-Prot Antivirus
Found nothing
F-Secure Anti-Virus
Found nothing
Fortinet
Found nothing
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Found nothing
NOD32
Found nothing
Norman Virus Control
Found nothing
Panda Antivirus
Found nothing
Rising Antivirus
Found nothing
Sophos Antivirus
Found nothing
VirusBuster
Found nothing
VBA32
Found nothing

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v2.0.2 on Jul 6, 2007

I really can't understand all the adverse comments about this. So it's been taken over by Trend Micro, so bloody what. It's hardly become bloatware. For me it's still a good app which I've used for years and it's about time that the original developers got a reward for all their years of great work. Nuff said :)

Point Zero

Point Zero reviewed v2.0.2 on Jul 6, 2007

A good trustable tool kidnapped by money-hungry wolves ? NO, thanks !

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