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Should I remove Emsisoft HiJackFree?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,429
United States Rank #15,980
Reach 0.0199%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.01 days
118.36 days >
Average installed length: 62.19 days


4.5 100.00%

Emsisoft HiJackFree 4.5

What is Emsisoft HiJackFree?  (from Emsisoft GmbH)

Emsisoft HiJackFree is a detailed system analysis tool designed to help advanced users to detect and remove all types of HiJackers, Malware, Spyware, Adware, Trojans and Worms. Manage all running processes and their associated modules. Analyze the system configuration using our live online analysis.


Emsisoft HiJackFree 4.5 is a program developed by Emsisoft GmbH. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is a2hijackfree.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 10.22 MB (10,713,029 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 35% of users of Emsisoft HiJackFree come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emsisoft.com/en/software/hijackfree
Help link: support.emsisoft.com
Installation folder: C:\HiJackFree\
Uninstaller: "C:\HiJackFree\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 10.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Emsisoft HiJackFree 4.5

Program executable:a2hijackfree.exe
Name:Emsisoft HiJackFree
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • a2HiJackFree.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Emsisoft Anti-Malware\a2HiJackFree.exe'.

How do I remove Emsisoft HiJackFree?

You can uninstall Emsisoft HiJackFree 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Emsisoft HiJackFree 4.5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Emsisoft HiJackFree.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.73%
Windows XP 15.82%
Windows 10 11.48%
Windows Vista 10.71%
Windows Server 2003 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.21%
Windows 7 Professional 10.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.07%
Windows 8.1 2.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.19%
  Germany 29.40%
  Italy 5.57%
  Canada 2.67%
  United Kingdom 2.67%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  Australia 1.78%
  France 1.78%
  Czech Republic 1.56%
  Spain 1.56%
  Austria 1.34%
  Brazil 1.11%
  Switzerland 1.11%
  Sweden 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.53%
Acer 18.68%
Hewlett-Packard 18.13%
Toshiba 5.49%
Medion 4.95%
American Megatrends 4.95%
ASUS 4.40%
Samsung 3.85%
Sahara 2.75%
Intel 2.20%
Lenovo 2.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.11%
Packard Bell imedia S1300 2.92%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.19%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.19%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.19%
LENOVO 90DG0006US 2.19%


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