[funsec] Trend Micro Acquires HijackThis! Antispyware

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Wed Mar 14 13:35:29 CDT 2007


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Not sure if everyone had heard about this, or not, but we announced that we
have acquired HijackThis! today... FYI.

Via NetworkWorld.

[snip]

Trend Micro Wednesday announced it has acquired the antispyware freeware
tool HijackThis from its Netherlands-based creator, Merijn Bellekom, for an
undisclosed price.

The free HijackThis tool is used to create a log file of text and registry
settings to pinpoint spyware on an infected desktop and enable technically
minded users to make the decision to eradicate it.

Trend Micro CTO Ed English says the security firm intends to maintain
HijackThis as freeware for public use, though it is adding an AnalyzeThis
button that would let users submit files to Trend Micro for analysis.

HijackThis beta version 2.0 will be available at the TrendSecure.com
security portal, where Trend Micro also is introducing a free service
called TrendProtect that combines Web site reputation monitoring and URL
filtering for consumers.

[snip]

More:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/031407-trend-micro-hijackthis.html

And:
http://www.trendsecure.com/

- - ferg

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