Spyware and hijacking tools employ a variety of techniques to embed themselves into system they infect, but by installing a-squared HiJackFree you can quickly regain control of your computer. The program makes it easy to view a list of running processes along with details of each one. You can also take control of which programs start automatically with Windows, removing any which appear suspicious or are no longer needed.
a-squared HiJackFree can be used to view a list of which communication ports are open and the program will even provide information about which programs and processes make use of these ports. If a suspicious program is making use of a port in a dangerous way, it can be quickly terminated and quarantined. While many computer users are familiar with automatic startup programs and know how to tame them, malicious software that hides itself as a system service can be more difficult to detect. a-squared HiJackFree lists all of the services that are running on your computer and, importantly, provides details of the associated executable file so you determine what purpose it serves.
The program can also be used to manage browser add-ons, plugins which are frequently used to compromise the security of a computer. The option to edit the Hosts file provides the opportunity to block online advertisements and there are options to manage ActiveX components. Any suspicious items can be moved into quarantine where they are not able to cause any damage, but they can be easily restored if they are found to be harmless.