X-RayPc Spyware Remover - a smart replacement for HiJackThis?
I think XBlock (the authors) has a really good idea. I tried X-RayPc out and I think it does everything they've advertised. Try convincing the thousands of dedicated HiJackThis users though. Good luck.
As the spyware versus anti-spyware battle rages on, we were looking for good tools that allow a user to examine the contents of his machine and to take corrective actions against those. An excellent candidate for this is "HijackThis" by Merijn, which is already in use by plenty of "anti spyware experts". We felt that it HJT could be improved upon in some ways and thus the idea for X-RayPc Spyware Remover was born. We took the best parts of the HJT concept and linked it up to the SpywareGuide database. The result is something like a systems management tool with build-in expert system. :)
Lists active processes
List autostarting programs
Lists BHOs, Download Program Files, IE Extention plugins, etc...
Shows file size and MD5 of all files instantly
One-Click "Triage" : shows which items are "good", "bad" or "unknown"
Integrated deactivation and removal of an item or file
Can kill running processes (within the limits of the OS security model)
Can delete in-use files (after reboot)
Can export the log file in text form, Excel format and in HJT-compatible format
Detects hundreds of "bad" programs
Fully compiled Win32 executable
Single file download: No external runtimes, DLL's, libraries,...
No install needed. No installer to mess with. Grab the executable and run it. Delete it when done.
Fast! Complete analysis of the system is done in a few seconds