Malware detection tool

Trend Micro

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HiJackThis is a free, open-source program for detecting and analyzing malware and adware. The program will make a list of potentially harmful software on Windows systems. This list must, however, be analyzed by an expert or an experienced user. Ordinary users should exercise extreme caution when deciding to delete any of the files in the list. Download HiJackThis by clicking the download button on this page.

The good
Free and open-source.
Simple and easy to use UI.
Automatically backs up files.
The bad
Requires an expert user, using it in the wrong way can harm your system.
Reviewed by
Ammar Kurd
Reviewer rating

Although this tool seems so simple where you only click (Do a system scan) to get the result, this tool is not for the average user, but for someone who can interpret the results. Inexperienced users can save the log by clicking (Do a system scan and save a logfile), then send it to someone who can help analyze it or share it on a forum where others can help to make sense of the results.

HiJackThis features

  • Free and open-source.
  • An excellent tool for detecting malware and adware.
  • Simple and easy to use user interface.
  • Ability to save the result with a single button (Do a system scan and save a logfile).
  • Contains other tools to help with detection and analysis.
  • Automatically backs up deleted files. 

Download Malware and Adware detection software HiJackThis

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    Windows XP and above.