How to remove HijackThis.exe

HijackThis.exe

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Filename

HijackThis.exe

Extension

exe

File Type Description

Program executable file

Summary

The genuine HijackThis.exe file is a software component of HijackThis by Trend Micro.HijackThis.exe is an executable file that is responsible for running the HijackThis application, an open source enumerating tool for the Microsoft Windows platform. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. HijackThis is a security program that scans browser and operating system settings and logs the state and condition of the system. The program can be used to selectively remove unwanted settings and files. There have been cases where the settings identified in a HijackThis log file have belonged to legitimate software, therefore it is critical to use extreme caution when choosing to removing anything using HijackThis. However, HijackThis does allow the creation of backups of files and registry items in order to prevent catastrophes. The program also comes equipped with a process manager, HOSTS file editor, and an alternate data stream scanner. Trend Micro Inc. is a Japanese company that develops and markets security software for home and corporate users. The company was founded in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1988 by Steve Chang, his wife, Jenny Chang, and her sister, Eva Chen. Soon after, the company moved to Taipei. After it acquired a Japanese software firm in 1992, it set up its main headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. In September 2014, Trend Micro announced a new partnership with Interpol with a mission to thwart cybercrimes worldwide.

Description

HijackThis.exe is an executable file that is responsible for running the HijackThis application, an open source enumerating tool for the Microsoft Windows platform. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. HijackThis is a security program that scans browser and operating system settings and logs the state and condition of the system. The program can be used to selectively remove unwanted settings and files. There have been cases where the settings identified in a HijackThis log file have belonged to legitimate software, therefore it is critical to use extreme caution when choosing to removing anything using HijackThis. However, HijackThis does allow the creation of backups of files and registry items in order to prevent catastrophes. The program also comes equipped with a process manager, HOSTS file editor, and an alternate data stream scanner. Trend Micro Inc. is a Japanese company that develops and markets security software for home and corporate users. The company was founded in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1988 by Steve Chang, his wife, Jenny Chang, and her sister, Eva Chen. Soon after, the company moved to Taipei. After it acquired a Japanese software firm in 1992, it set up its main headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. In September 2014, Trend Micro announced a new partnership with Interpol with a mission to thwart cybercrimes worldwide.

Possible Directories

  • <ProgramFiles>\edonkey2000\incoming\HijackThis.exe
  • <ProgramFiles>\limewire\shared\HijackThis.exe
  • <ProgramFiles>\Overnet\Incoming\HijackThis.exe
  • <ProgramFiles>\XoloX\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

Possible Viruses

HijackThis.exe  was first discovered by 2016-02-22 19:40:42.

HijackThis.exe  is aimed first and foremost the country: US, China

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