If you’re exactly one of those how have no idea how to effectively uninstall Hijack This in Windows, you’ll find useful instructions along with the program’s information on this page.
Hijack This is an open-source enumerating utility for Microsoft Windows originally created by Merijn Bellekom, and later sold to Trend Micro. It can quickly scan your computer, and display browser hijacking locations, showing what entries are there. Lately some users have been giving feedback that they couldn’t uninstall Hijack This somehow, so we wrote solutions in hope of providing some help.
Uninstall Hijack This With An All-purpose Tool
Using Special Uninstaller will save you a lot of time, better ensuring a complete removal for the program you wish to remove.
Here are video demonstration & specific procedures of how to uninstall a program using this tool:
1. Click any of the blue download buttons on this page or visit the homepage to download Special Uninstaller.
2. Run it, and you can see clearly what programs are installed currently. Choose Hijack This and click Run Uninstaller.
It will scan for all the related files and get ready for your next request, during which you may be asked for confirmation of this removal, just click Yes/OK to proceed.
3. Click Scan Leftovers when it turns to blue, then you see the all the vestiges that most users will forget to delete during the manual removal. Click Delete Leftovers to fully uninstall Hijack This.
Clicking BACK to refresh the list of currently installed programs, and check whether your target has gone. You can perform the same steps to remove other unwanted programs on your computer. I do hope this recommendation can be a better removal solution to you anytime.
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How to Uninstall Hijack This by Regular Means?
1. Exit the Hijack This program.
Most programs will automatically close or ask you to shut them down during the removal, while a few will not. To ensure a complete, smooth removal, better shut down the program as well as the related possesses that are running in the background before activating its built-in uninstaller. You can do this through the System Tray and Task Manager.
2. Locate Hijack This in the Programs list.
Windows 8 (Start screen): Click on the Start button, click the Down arrow, find Hijack This in the Apps list, right-click on it and select Uninstall at the bottom.
Windows 10 (Start menu): Right-click on the Start button, select Programs and Features, and locate Hijack This in the list.
3. Uninstall Hijack This via the Programs List.
Now you should be looking at the Program List, which tells you what programs are installed on your PC, the names of them and their publishers, when they’re installed, and how much disk space they’re taking. Double-click Hijack This to activate its built-in uninstaller.
4. Follow the instruction to proceed and confirm the removal.
Once its built-in uninstaller pops up, click Remove/Uninstall/Yes/Next to provide confirmation. Then wait until the uninstaller finishes its job, and move on to the next steps to search for the related lingering files. If you’re prompted to restart, do it right away or later, no big deal.
5. Uninstall Hijack This via the Registry Editor.
During installation the program registers itself in the system, that’s why you can find their entries in the Registry, it also explains why sometimes you can’t run a program by simply coping the folder from another device. This step is to delete the entries of Hijack This. But you should know that using the Registry Editor incorrectly can cuase serious issues and may result in an inoperable operting system. So don’t delete anything wrong.
Windows 8 (Start screen): Press and hold the Windows key + C to open the Charms, select Search, type “regedit” in the field, and click the result to open the Registry Editor. Then on the navigator click Edit > Find, enter “Hijack This” to search for related leftovers to delete.
Windows 10 (Start menu): Execute “regedit” in the search input field on the taskbar to open the Registry Editor. Then on the navigator click Edit > Find, enter “Hijack This” to search for related leftovers to delete.