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What is HiJackThis.exe?

Part of HijackThis by Trend Micro

What is it?

HijackThis inspects your computers browser and operating system settings to generate a log file of the current state of your computer. Using HijackThis you can selectively remove unwanted settings and files from your computer. Because the settings identified in a HijackThis log file can belong to both legitimate software and unwanted malware, it is important to use extreme caution when choosing to removing anything using HijackThis.
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How does hijackthis.exe run?

Process - HiJackThis.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. HiJackThis.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the hijackthis.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of hijackthis.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is HiJackThis.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01503% CPU150340.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.26 MB RAM19.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 7 /min0.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
75 GDI objects50.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\trend micro\hijackthis\hijackthis.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by HijackThis.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)

About Trend Micro Inc.

Trend Micro Inc. is a Japanese security software company. It is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and markets Trend Micro Internet Security, Trend Micro Worry-Fre More...
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File details

File name: HiJackThis.exe
Publisher: Trend Micro Inc.
Name: HijackThis
Description: HijackThis
Version: 2.00.0004
Size: 379 KB
Original file name: HijackThis.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0352465767%
Privileged CPU: 0.0202125687%
User CPU: 0.01503400801855%
Total CPU time: 145 ms
Total CPU time /min: 21 ms
Privileged CPU time: 85.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 12 ms
User CPU time: 60.09 ms
User CPU time /min: 9 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 43.3 MB
Peak committed memory: 43.3 MB
Paged memory: 4.26 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.28 MB
Paged system memory: 72.5 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.32 KB
Working set memory: 244 KB
Peak working set memory: 8.73 MB
Min working set memory: 244 KB
Private memory: 4.26 MB
Page faults: 7,198
Page faults /min: 1,040
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 36
Read operations /min: 6
Total read transfer: 4.9 KB
Read transfer /min: 738 Bytes
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 147 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 22 Bytes
Total other operations: 405
Other operations /min: 60
Total other transfer: 8.55 KB
Other Transfer /min: 1.26 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 75
USER objects: 123
Handle count average: 58
Thread count average: 1

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 29c81875332f7084321c3a82a9a7bf9f
SHA-1: 52c7a761d6c08f951f250ab6ee9bf67813e1112a
SHA-256: bd3d318d24478b2d51ed18c49a68afb6deee2a0b159913b484a69d98cf7702a8

PE image details

File entropy: 7.36891
File packed: No
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