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26% remove it74% keep it
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HiJack2 is a program developed by Steganos GmbH. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 46.97 MB (49,249,712 bytes). SteganosUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 93% of users of HiJack2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steganos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hijack2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HiJack2\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 46.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HiJack2

  • uninstall.exe - HiJack2
  • sleeapi.dll (by Softwareentwicklung Remus - ArchiCrypt -) - ArchiCrypt Live Dynamic Link Library (Live Engine Dynamic Link Library)
  • skca32.dll (by Concept Software) - SoftwareKey Automation Client (SKCA32
  • SafeCLI.exe
  • SteganosAgent.exe
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe
  • SteganosUpdater.exe
  • SteganosUpdaterConsole.exe
  • updatesafeagent.exe
  • cygwin1.dll (by Red Hat) - Cygwin (Cygwin® POSIX Emulation DLL)
  • AntiTheft.exe
  • API.dll
  • mkisofs.exe
  • PortableSafe.exe
  • python24.dll
  • ResetPendingMoves.exe
  • Safe.exe
  • SafeAPI.dll
  • ShellExtension.dll
  • Shredder.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SteganosHotKeyService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HIJACK2 HotKeys' which loads as C:\Program Files\HiJack2\SteganosHotKeyService.exe.
  • SteganosAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HIJACK2 Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\HiJack2\SteganosAgent.exe.

How do I remove HiJack2?

Quickly and completely remove HiJack2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HiJack2 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HiJack2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HiJack2.

Win Vista (SP2) 80%
Win 7 (SP1) 20%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 80.00%
Windows 7 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 80.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.86%
  Canada 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 40.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Sony 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P505 20.00%
Sony VGN-NR430E 20.00%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5810T 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5315 20.00%

About (from Steganos GmbH)

Steganos’ advanced encryption options make hiding photos, documents and contact data easy — an invaluable tool when you consider how many laptops are lost or stolen everyday.
Publisher URL: www.steganos.com


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