Listing Installed Programs with HijackThis

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use the Uninstall Manager in HijackThis to review programs and components that are currently installed on a Windows system.

Another nice feature of HijackThis is the Uninstall Manager which allows you to review all programs and components that are currently installed in the system:

1. Double click "C:\local\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe". You will see HijackThis started with its main menu:

2. Click the "Open the Misc Tools section" button. You will see the configuration screen with the "Misc Tools" tab open.

3. Click the "Open Uninstall Manager" button. You will a list of programs and components currently installed on the system.

4. Click the "Save list..." button to save the list of programs and components to a file.

7-Zip 9.20
ActivePerl 5.12.2 Build 1202
Adobe AIR
Adobe AIR
Adobe Download Assistant
Adobe Download Assistant
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
Adobe Help Manager
Adobe Help Manager
Adobe Illustrator CS6
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.05)
...
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2007 Tools for Applications - ...
...
Java 7 Update 45
JavaFX 2.1.1
JavaFX 2.1.1 SDK
...
Mozilla Maintenance Service
MSVCRT
MSVCRT110
...
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (...)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (...)
...
Windows Live Essentials
Windows Live Essentials
Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant
Windows Live Installer
...
Zune
Zune Language Pack (CHS)
Zune Language Pack (CHT)
...

This list is much more complete than the Windows admin tool in the Control Panel.

The picture below shows the Uninstall Manager of HijackThis for listing programs and components that are currently installed on the system:
HijackThis Uninstall Manager

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 Downloading and Installing HijackThis

 Scan Report Generated by HijackThis

 HijackThis Log File Entry Types

 Building "ignorelist" for HijackThis

 Fixing Settings Reported by HijackThis

 Generating Startup Program List by HijackThis

 Listing Processes and DLL Files with HijackThis

Listing Installed Programs with HijackThis

 HijackThis Configuration Settings

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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