Trend Micro has released beta of its popular utility called HiJackThis v2.0.3 with few bug fixes. It’s been so long since, we didn’t get update for HiJackThis after v2.0.2

Trend Micro Hijack This!
Trend Micro Hijack This!

HijackThis, is a freeware enumerating tool for Microsoft Windows by Trend Micro. HijackThis generates an in depth report of registry and file settings from your computer. HijackThis makes no separation between safe and unsafe settings in its scan results giving you the ability to selectively remove items from your machine. In addition to this scan and remove capability HijackThis comes with several tools useful in manually removing malware from a computer.

IMPORTANT: HijackThis does not determine what is good or bad. Do not make any changes to your computer settings unless you are an expert computer user. Advanced users can use HijackThis to remove unwanted settings or files

Trend Micro claims its works on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Windows Vista. Since Windows Vista, UAC is the part Windows OS security mechanism to prevent un-authorize execution of applications and changes to system settings. HijackThis 2.0.3 Beta is still not UAC aware and has to run as Administrator on Windows Vista/7 to get HijackThis log. So we can expect few more changes, are yet to come. You can get HijackThis FAQs here.


Trend Micro HijackThis


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