Mar
30
2015

HijackThis Free

HijackThis

The program is intended to detect all common computer or browser settings that are changed by viruses or third party software during the installation, such as unwanted advertisements, toolbars or more severe security risks (phishing).

The interface is simple, you can perform a scan of your computer and save a log file. It will display a list with potential problems and then you can check desired items to fix them or get additional details.

HijackThis allows to save a log file which can be send to others that may helps you with advice, if your computer is infected or not.

Program features:
– make a system scan and generate a log file (reports)
– make a system scan only
– view the list of backups
– open HijackThis online

You can fix problems manually, add items to ignore list, restore files deleted previously through its interface. System Tools section allows to access process manager to manage start programs, delete a file on restart, manage Windows hosts file that block internet access to different web addresses.

Pros:

  • runs quickly
Cons:

  • basic interface
Bottom line:Good to detect browser hijackers, often installed by third party applications.

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