Published by Trend Micro Incorporated on 31 Aug 2010
"Homepage hijackers detector and remover."HijackThis is a general homepage hijackers detector and remover.
Initially based on the article Hijacked!, but expanded with almost a dozen other checks against hijacker tricks. It is continually updated to detect and remove new hijacks.
It does not target specific programs/URLs, just the methods used by hijackers to force you onto their sites.
As a result, false positives are imminent and unless you are sure what you're doing, you should always consult with knowledgable folks (e.g. the forums) before deleting anything.
Changes in this release include:
Added O23 method: NT Services, which lists all (non-disabled, non-Microsoft) services, like Msconfig.
Added 'Action taken' info to 'More info on this item' dialog.
Integrated ADS Spy into HijackThis, 'Misc Tools' section.
Added Spybot-like intro frame for first-time users with access to common tasks.
Added /autolog commandline parameter to automatically scan, save a logfile and open it.
Fixed bug when item with IP in a Trusted Zone entry (O15) wasn't fixed.
Added 'Trusted IP ranges' to O15 method.
Updated Ignorelist, Backups list and Process manager to allow multiple selected items.
Fixed bug where a hosts file with inproper linebreaks would hang HijackThis.
NOTE: Systems infected with the 'Ms4Hd' rootkit parasite will experience crashes in HijackThis 1.99.x since this parasite deliberately crashes programs that try to detect it.
DeveloperTrend Micro Incorporated
Updated31 Aug 2010
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