Here are some alternatives to HijackThis that aren't mentioned often around here: 1. FreeFixer Doesn't show operating system files - they are whitelisted, likely by filename Files with valid digital signatures from trusted vendors are highlighted in green and aren't allowed to be deleted Has a file deleter that runs early in the boot process Lists DLLs loaded into FreeFixer.exe, Svchost.exe, Explorer.exe, Internet Explorer, and some others - helpful for finding DLL malware FreeFixer seems like a fine program. Why don't more people here use it? 2. Hijack Hunter Optionally excludes operating system files Has a file deleter Has a lot of restorers to fix malware damage 3. OTL by OldTimer Is being used as a replacement for HijackThis in some malware removal forums Optionally can use whitelists to filter various types of items. I don't know for sure if the whitelists are based on filenames or file hashes, but the scanning speed would seem to indicate that filenames are likely being used. All three of these programs list (or can list) recently created/modified files. All three work properly on x86 and x64 operating systems.