The free anti-spyware tool by Trend Micro has been made Open Source and will now be hosted on SourceForge for further development. The news comes from the newsroom from Trend Micro.Trend Micro acquired the tool from Merijn Bellekom, the original creator of HijackThis in 2007.
HijackThis has been used by users to scan their Windows system to track down the changes made to the system by Spywares and or Viruses. The tool creates a in-depth report which can be used to fix the changes made. However you should really be cautious to what you are doing because you might mess up your computer. Users have been posting the scan logs generated by HijackThis to tech support sites and forums like Castlecops.com, Majorgeeks.com and Spywareinfo.com, hoping to get some expert feedback on the logs to help fix their system.