HiJackThis Fork – can detect and correct the changes in the most vulnerable areas of the operating system caused by adware, spyware, malware and other unwanted software.
Mostly there is an extensive list of changes or improvements over the original HijackThis including new operating system support and too much more to list here as it would take many paragraphs.
The interface should be familiar to HijackThis users with some visual updates. You can scan, scan and save a log file as well as a tools section with the process manager, hosts file manager, ADS spy, and more. Right-clicking on any entry will allow you to get information including searching Google.
HiJackThis has a couple of catches. First, it’s only for advanced users. You can get into a lot of trouble by deleting the wrong thing rendering your operating system inoperable. Second, HijackThis has become mostly obsolete with the growth of full-blown anti-malware removal tools.
That said, the attempt here is using the base functionality of HijackThis while updating for the modern operating system and newer threats. Fans of HijackThis who have found it’s no longer useful for them might just find HiJackThis Fork very helpful, especially for technicians.
• Lists non-default settings in the registry, hard drive and memory related to autostart
• Generates organized, easily readable reports
• Does not use a database of specific malware, adware, etc
• Detects potential methods used by hijackers
• Can be configured to automatically scan at system boot up
This post was recently updated on July 25, 2022