Category: Main Utilities HijackThis


HijackThis is a popular, freeware, lightweight and widely-recommended spyware, virus and browser hijack / BHO (Browser Helper Object) toolbar removal tool for Internet Explorer / Windows ilk. Installed programs can be added to an ignore list and then anything new (and possibly unwanted) can be easily removed. Windows users need a tool like this because they tend to use file sharing tools to download and run unsigned applications, such as screensavers and chat buddy icons.

Ad bot makers delight in disguising their mass emailer worms as music files. Windows makes this even easier by hiding the file extension so all the user sees is "waycool_music.mp3" when the actual file name might be waycool_music.mp3.exe . Although wine does not usually suffer from this problem, compatibility is improving and more and more windows users are migrating to Linux. It is good to know that this program works as well.

  1. Internet Explorer (5.5+?) (works with wine's gecko explorer, with warnings)
  2. VB6 Runtimes

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VersionDescriptionLatest RatingLatest Wine version testedTest resultsComments
1.99.1HijackThis is a popular, lightweight and widely-recommended browserGold0.9.4.10