A free utility that detects malware and other threats

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HijackThis is a free utility that generates an in depth report of registry and file settings from your computer. HijackThis scan results make no separation between safe and unsafe settings , which gives you the ability to selectively remove items from your machine. In addition to scan and remove capabilities, HijackThis comes with several useful tools to manually remove malware from your computer. However, HijackThis does not make value based calls between what is considered good or bad. It is important to exercise caution and avoid making changes to your computer settings, unless you have expert knowledge. Source code is available SourceForge, under Code and also as a zip file under Files.


  • Lists the contents of key areas of the Registry and hard drive
  • Generate reports and presents them in an organized fashion
  • Does not target specific programs and URLs
  • Detects only the methods used by hijackers to force you onto their sites

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Highest Rated

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I find the HijackThis SCAN to be useful in checking out my system, but HijackThis cannot find my internet connection for some reason so I can't do an AnalyzeThis. I am not infected. I'm just using HijackThis to check on the processes/drivers I am loading at boot time. Any suggestion on helping the software locate my internet connection?


Lowest Rated

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"No internet connection available" problem occurs after selecting 'Analyze This", even in safe mode. Since an internet connection is actually available, this message does not provide any useful information. What the actual problem is remains unresolved, even after going through a page of google results concerning this obviously incorrect error message. Anyone know of a program I can use to troubleshoot HijackThis?

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How to Analyze Your Logfiles No internet connection available? Read this: . In order to analyze your logfiles and find out what entries are nasty and what are installed by you, you will need to go to "hijackthis.de" web page. Just paste your complete logfile into the textbox at the bottom of that page, click "Analyze" and you will get the result. I find hijackthis very usful and easy to use.I have saved that web page to my disk to come back again and again. It is an excellent support. Thanks hijackthis!

Posted 03/20/2014
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A must have, very simple, runs on-demand and no installation required. Essential piece of software.

Posted 02/01/2014
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HiJackThis is very good at what it does - providing a log of what's on your Windows computer that could potentially be a hijacker, and removing items you select. It requires expertise to interpret the results, though - it doesn't tell you which items are bad. Non-experts need to submit the log to a malware-removal forum for analysis; there are several available. The AnalyzeThis function has never worked afaik, should have been deleted long ago.

Posted 09/01/2013
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"No internet connection available" When trying to analyze an entry. That renders the newest version (2.0.4) useless

Posted 07/13/2013
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Can you please take us off your blacklist? I mean we, the Syrians, need proxy to download your product!! Isn't enough the bloody civil war we're going through? What's the point of banning us from using your free app? I always recommend it! Thank you.

Posted 05/14/2013
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