How to Remove “HijackThis.exe”

What is HijackThis.exe?

Although the name sounds intimidating, HiJackThis.exe is a legitimate file by a company called TrendMicro. It is not an antivirus file either. It is used for overseeing the entry for Windows operation system. It is, by default, located in c:\program. Malware programmers write virus codes and save files replicating HijackThis.exe to spread malware on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with HijackThis.exe malware?

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice HijackThis.exe located outside the designated c:\program, you should run an antivirus scan to get ride of the malware.

How to remove the HijackThis.exe file from system using Comodo Free Antivirus?

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 July 2011 at 8:21 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Soeperman Enterprises Ltd. Executable f87c32ba115ff8b3
3f67382e78288813
27359007
df7d09ac33a4a649
3d4f6905561ad404
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.99.0001 1.99.0001 United States N/A
2 Soeperman Enterprises Ltd. Executable 8cdb5fd489db13b2
16155ff8af6cf98d
177e2c11
a5e284b1b57c9b47
27146ec182e202cf
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.99.0001 1.99.0001 Tunisia N/A
3 Trend Micro Inc. Executable 23878c633c05dcd5
30dd55f4d533a7b8
c07df385
2614b42be932ebca
737b9c9e1b3e6b3b
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No 2.00.0004 2.00.0004 Portugal N/A
4 Trend Micro Inc. Executable 8a10ea174a6c800f
1838b989449ad899
28c00741
9b103d2acce00806
5f71ca7978b5ba91
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 2.00.0002 2.00.0002 Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 28 March 2009 at 10:42 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Trend Micro Inc. Executable 44f6e813ba23c7c4
3477b53b2b6d68c9
671aae58
74ae74b9c4fdc12e
07cffc26b5a19ec7
No 2.00.0004 2.00.0004 United States
2 Trend Micro Inc. Executable 2623749cdb27887f
6746acdee7e80654
75f8b541
47811d50390a86a1
7102d7496e6eabb9
No 2.00.0005 2.00.0005 Internal Submission
3 Trend Micro Inc. Executable 2623749cdb27887f
6746acdee7e80654
75f8b541
47811d50390a86a1
7102d7496e6eabb9
No 2.00.0005 2.00.0005 United States
4 Trend Micro Inc. Executable ae96a47e781ed600
704b0b040f6b5c8a
92ac5e51
9a2347903d6edb84
c10f288bc0578c1c
No 2.00.0004 2.00.0004 10.224.1.65/32
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