Rather than depending on automatic scanning tools to detect viruses, Trojans, worms etc. admins and advanced users sometimes wants to have tools that gives control on identifying malware, meet HijackFree which now Emsisoft HijackFree lets you know what running on your computer, you can amylase your system running processes, ports, autorun entries, Browser Help Objects (BHOs).  his tool offers color coding system that highlights safe and dangerous processes with green and red colors to gain user attention.

Emsisoft HijackFree can be said as extended process monitor and specially designed for malware analysis, this tool can be compared to Sysinternals Autoruns.

Use Emsisoft HijackFree 4.5 to find signs of malware in your system

Download and install the program on your computer, run it. This program with intuitive UI  offers six sections on left-side of the screen for the user: Processes, Ports, Autoruns, Services, Others and Quarantine.

Processes section with traffic light system displays all processes information and highlights trusted processes with green color. Dangerous or unsafe processes are highlighted with red color to easily noticed by the user. For each selected processes detailed information is shown at the bottom  pane. By right clicking on a process user can kill or set priority for it.

Emsisoft HijackFree UI

Autoruns shows list of all autorun entries on your system, you can disable selected one or delete from auto run on startup with a right click and by selecting related option. 

Service lists all services similar to Services console in Windows, here it allows to pause, stop, install or uninstall a selected service. You can also set particular process startup type to desired action from right click menu by choosing from “Typ” menu. 

Others section shows browser help objects, toolbars, Explorer add-ons, shell extensions , you can delete selected object from its context menu.

If an object is deleted it will be shown in Quarantine, you can delete those objects permanently.

Key features of Emsisoft Hijackfree

  • Manage all running processes and their associated modules
  • View open ports and the associated listening processes
  • Overview of all existing auto run entries
  • Control all services, even those Windows doesn’t display
  • Listing of all Explorer and Browser plug-ins (BHOs, Toolbars, etc.)
  • Manage installed Layered Service Providers (LSPs)
  • View all DNS entries in the hosts file
  • Analyze the system configuration with using our live online analysis

All in all Emsisoft HijackFree is powerful system analysis tool for advanced users and admins to find malware.

Emsisoft HijackFree is free for private use, works on Windows XP/Vista/7, you can download the this too from here.