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    HijackThis is described as 'free utility which quickly scans your Windows computer to find settings that may have been changed by spyware, malware or other unwanted programs. HijackThis creates a report, or log file, with the results of the scan' and is a very popular app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to HijackThis for Windows, Windows Mobile, Symbian S60 and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Spybot - Search & Destroy, which is free. Other great apps like HijackThis are Zemana AntiMalware, ESET SysInspector, GMER and OTL - OldTimer's List-It.

    HijackThis is mainly a Anti-Malware App but alternatives to it may also be System Cleaners or File Shredders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of HijackThis.
    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2020
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    HijackThis™ is a free utility which quickly scans your Windows computer to find settings that may have been changed by...
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
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      Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications.
    1. Zemana AntiMalware adds additional layers of security. It is a second opinion malware scanner designed to rescue your computer from malware that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken.


    2. ESET SysInspector is a free, state of the art diagnostic tool for Windows systems. It is also an integral part of ESET Smart Security 4 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.
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      • Windows
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      GMER is an application that detects and removes rootkits .
    3. OTL by OldTimer is a flexible, multipurpose, diagnostic, and malware removal tool. It's useful for identifying changes made to a system by spyware, malware and other unwanted programs.


    4. Image Hijacker is a small and easy to use application that allows you to run a program via another one to hide it from prying eyes.

      Discontinued

      Development of FCorp Software has been discontinued in 2016. Last version of Image Hijacker, released in April 2016, can be still downloaded from SoftPedia.

    5. SlimCleaner is a freeware PC maintenance program that uses crowd-sourced feedback to make up-to-date optimization recommendations for users. In many ways it's like other cleaning apps.

      Bundleware

      The installer contains adware and possibly other malware. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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      • Windows
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      MBRCheck identifies infected Master Boot Records (MBR).

      Warning

      There is no official homepage for this tool. Please read the description for details.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
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      DDS is a program that will scan your computer and create logs that can be used to display various startup, configuration, and file information from your computer.
      • Windows
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      Spy Emergency is anti-spyware, anti-trojan and anti-spam software that fast and secure removes spyware and other internet infections from your computer. With its intuitive user interface, spyware removal is very simple for every user.
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