I am happy to present a continuation of Trend Micro HiJackThis development, once a well-known tool.
At the moment, it is a step-by-step 100% rewritten source code of the original engine, created in my free time as a hobby for more than 4 years.
HiJackThis Fork is a free utility for Microsoft Windows that scans your computer for settings changed by adware, spyware, malware and other unwanted programs.
HiJackThis Fork primarily detects hijacking methods rather than comparing items against a pre-built database. This allows it to detect new or previously unknown malware - but it also makes no distinction between safe and unsafe items. Users are expected to research all scanned items, and only remove items from their PC when absolutely appropriate.
Therefore, FALSE POSITIVES ARE LIKELY. If you are ever unsure, you should consult with a knowledgeable expert BEFORE deleting anything.
HiJackThis also comes with several useful tools for manually removing malware from a computer:
IMPORTANT: HiJackThis Fork does not make value-based calls on what is considered good or bad. You must exercise caution when using this tool. Avoid making changes to your computer settings without thoroughly studying the consequences of each change.
If you are not already an expert, we recommend submitting your case to an online help forum. Here are some suggestions:
Note: currently, only Russian-speaking anti-malware supporting team (e.g., VIRUSNET association) can provide direct analysis of HiJackThis logs in our github 'Issues' section. Please feel free to ask help there (English only).
HiJackThis Fork by Alex Dragokas (my pseudonym) is a continuation of Trend Micro HiJackThis development, based on v.2.0.6 and 100% rewritten at the moment. It was initially supported by Trend Micro, but they have since refused support and closed the GitHub repository. HiJackThis Fork is distributed under the GPLv2 license. It also includes several tools and plugins available as freeware.
Note: These mirrors belong to other companies. They are non-official.
For more than four years, I have maintained this project in my free time. If you find it useful, you can support me for further inspiration by donating any amount to:
You may also find my other programs useful: