[funsec] Trend Micro Acquires HijackThis! Antispyware

Juha-Matti Laurio juha-matti.laurio at netti.fi
Thu Mar 15 05:30:14 CDT 2007


Thanks for the confirmation.
Your post has an earlier timestamp, but it was delivered to the list after my question posted to the list.

- Juha-Matti

Fergie <fergdawg at netzero.net> wrote: 
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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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