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What is HJTInstall.exe?

HJTInstall.exe is part of HijackThis and developed by Trend Micro Inc. according to the HJTInstall.exe version information.

HJTInstall.exe's description is "HijackThis"

HJTInstall.exe is digitally signed by Trend Micro, Inc..

HJTInstall.exe is usually located in the 'c:\Documents and Settings\Roger\Skrivbord\tools\' folder.

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Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameHijackThis
Company nameTrend Micro Inc.
File descriptionHijackThis
Internal nameHJTInstall.exe
Original filenameHJTInstall.exe
Legal copyright(c) TrendMirco Inc. All rights rese..
Product version2.00.2
File version2.00.2

The following is the available information on HJTInstall.exe:

Product nameHijackThis
Company nameTrend Micro Inc.
File descriptionHijackThis
Internal nameHJTInstall.exe
Original filenameHJTInstall.exe
Legal copyright(c) TrendMirco Inc. All rights reserved.
Product version2.00.2
File version2.00.2

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameTrend Micro, Inc.
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA
Certificate serial number225c8b52640584163ec1835017ded781

Filename variants

HJTInstall.exe may also use other filenames. The most common variants are listed below:

Folder name variants

HJTInstall.exe may also be located in other folders than c:\Documents and Settings\Roger\Skrivbord\tools\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to hjtinstall.exe:

hjtinstall.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

hjtinstall.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

HijackThis has stopped working.

End Program - hjtinstall.exe. This program is not responding.

hjtinstall.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

hjtinstall.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with HJTInstall.exe. 7% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 14 users.

User vote results: There were 1 vote to remove and 13 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

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HJTInstall.exe is the installer file for HijackThis. It's legit.

# 19 Jan 2010, 6:06

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