An oldie but goodie, 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.
- 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
How to Use HiJack This
- Start Hijackthis.
- Click on the Config button.
- Click on the Misc Tools button.
- Click on the button labeled Delete a file on reboot…
- A new window will open asking you to select the file that you would like to delete on reboot.