What is Hijackthis?
Hijackthis, abbreviated as HJT, is a system analysis and spyware removal tool for Microsoft Windows. It was created by Merjin Bellekom and acquired by Trend Micro which is know for its security solutions like anti-virus etc.
Download and Install:
First of all, download Hijackthis from the following URL:
Download Trend Micro Hijackthis
It’s current version is 2.0.2. Download the installer from the above link.
Install Hijackthis and run the application.
First it will ask for a user agreement, accept it.
And then you will get a screen like this:
Click the first button which says “Do a system scan and save a logfile”. By default, logfile will be automatically saved in the folder where hijackthis was installed. You can also save it in another location by going to file menu –> save as.
This tutorial is for the beginner users who want to scan with hijackthis and send the log to other experts.