Downloads of v 2.0.5-beta:


Last Update:

28 Jun 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Trend Micro


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This is a prerelease version of HijackThis.

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2.0.5-beta | Updated: 28 Jun 2015



Downloads of v 2.0.5-beta:



Software Author(s):

  • Trend Micro

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HijackThis 2.0.5-beta

This is a prerelease version of HijackThis.

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To install HijackThis, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade HijackThis, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall HijackThis, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade hijackthis -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade hijackthis -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure hijackthis installed
    name: hijackthis
    state: present
    version: 2.0.5-beta
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'hijackthis' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.0.5-beta'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: hijackthis,
    Version: 2.0.5-beta,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller hijackthis
   Name     = 'hijackthis'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.0.5-beta'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'hijackthis':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.0.5-beta',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install hijackthis version="2.0.5-beta" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

HijackThis is a program that can be used to quickly spot home page hijackers and startup programs that you do not want to start automatically. This program is a not anti-virus program, but rather a enumerator that lists programs that are starting up automatically on your computer as well as other configuration information that is commonly hijacked. Since there is no filter on what it reports, you should research each entry before you remove anything using this tool.

$packageName = 'hijackthis'
$url = ''
$fileName = "HijackThis.exe"
$linkName = "HijackThis.lnk"
$destdir = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$destFileName = Join-Path $destdir $fileName
#new-item $destdir -itemtype directory -Force
If (Test-Path $destFileName){
	Remove-Item $destFileName
Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $destFileName $url

#install start menu shortcut
$programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs $linkName 
$targetPath = Join-Path $destdir $fileName
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath $shortcutFilePath -targetPath $targetPath

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
HiJackThis Fork 1592 Saturday, October 20, 2018 Approved
HiJackThis Fork 1052 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Approved
HijackThis 2.0.5-beta 489 Sunday, June 28, 2015 Exempted
HijackThis 2.0.4 1368 Sunday, June 28, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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