Trend Micro HijackThis description
HijackThis inspects your
computers browser and operating system settings to generate a log file
of the current state of your computer. Using HijackThis you can
selectively remove unwanted settings and files from your computer.
Because the settings identified in a HijackThis log file can belong to
both legitimate software and unwanted malware, it is important to use
extreme caution when choosing to removing anything using HijackThis.
HijackThis also comes with a process manager, HOSTS file editor, and alternate data stream scanner.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with HijackThis, it is a free
software utility that generates an in depth report of registry and
system settings by scanning your Windows computer. The resulting log
file can be examined by experienced users or web-forum helpers to
determine what may have infected your PC. HijackThis makes no
separation between safe and unsafe settings in its scan results. Expert
users are provided the ability to selectively remove items from your
PC, such as malicious or unwanted software. In addition to this scan
and remove capability HijackThis comes with several tools useful in
manually removing malware from a computer.
A common practice for novice users is to generate a HijackThis log
file and submit it one of the many web-forums devoted to helping people
fix their computers by using HijackThis. Experts at these forums
provide information on which items are causing your problems and how to
remove them safely from your computer.
New features include:
- AnalyzeThis statistics
- Windows Vista and IE 7.0 improved support
- Improved whitelisting for non English o/s
- Added capabilities to clean ActiveX Desktop Components
- Installer version of HJT is now also available