HitmanPro 3 finds and removes malware, adware, bots, and other threats that even the best antivirus suite can oftentimes miss. It's designed to run alongside your antivirus suite, firewall, and other security tools. HitmanPro 3.7.9 is available in 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.
Free scans: HitmanPro 3 offers unlimited free scans. If your PC is clean, you don't need a license. If malware is found, you can activate a free 30-day license to remove it or buy a full license to keep your PC protected.
Cloud scans: HitmanPro 3 automatically uploads suspicious or unknown files to its Cloud Scan to be analyzed in real time.
Effective: Our first scan took just under two minutes and found toolbars and other software that, if not dangerous, were nevertheless unwelcome and a potential nuisance. After activation, HitmanPro 3 automatically created a system restore point, deleted our choices, and finished with a log file.
Best option: While each PC's security situation is different, experts differ on whether multiple tools, like antivirus software with HitmanPro 3, outperform similarly priced all-in-one security suites, or offer better value.
HitmanPro 3 effectively detects and removes malware and other unwanted files that competing anti-malware tools miss.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) 18.104.22.168.
HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti virus software, firewalls). Just relying on a single vendor is not sufficient to completely protect you. You do need a second source to make sure you are secure. HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts. It scans the computer quickly (less than five minutes) and does not slow down the computer (except for the few minutes it is scanning). HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) does not need to be installed. It can be run straight from a USB flash drive, a CD/DVD, local or network attached hard drive.
What's new in this version:
IMPROVED: Detection and removal for Kovter fileless malware.
FIXED: Detection of Cookies for Internet Explorer and Edge.
THE IDIOT DEVELOPERS PROGRAMMED THE SOFTWARE TO DEMAND AN INTERNET CONNECTION ON THE INFECTED COMPUTER... OR IT WILL NOT SCAN THE SYSTEM OR MAKE REPAIRS. OF COURSE, THIS IS THE SAME INFECTED COMPUTER THAT WILL NOT GO ONLINE BECAUSE I CANNOT GET TO THE DAMN TASKBAR TO ENABLE ANY WIRELESS CONNECTIONS. IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apparently trustworthy and virtually universally highly recommended online.
I can't remove it! The online advice on how to do so is all wrong. It doesn't appear in control panel, nor is there a visible folder on the C drive anywhere, nor is it listed anywhere in msconfig, nor does it appear in All Programs, contrary to the advice of those attempting to assist others in my position.
It detect almost all malware present on your PC and removes it without problems.
Never messed up my computers like other software of this kind did.
Excellent heuristic analisys.
Nothing of real relevance.
It costs actually about 20 bucks a year, but trust me, worth them all!
Newest malware like browser hijackers may not be identified because they "do not actually do dangerous things" on the machine like, for example, trojans does.
I usually run it alongside with another, very popular ad free ANTI-MALWARE.
(I don't know if I can write down its name... :-)"
As I said, good piece of software.
I love the system of analisys because I can run it without internet at all, no need to update the signatures for malware.
I definitely recommend it!
- Found malware that other scanners could not find
- Quickest tool I've tried
- Does not use signatures, looks for malware activity
- Force breach is cool (holding left ctrl kills active malware)
- Can't think of any cons, other than it costs some money
Somehow my PC got infected with annoying malware that showed ads in my Internet Explorer and Chrome browser. Tried malwarebytes, adwcleaner, avg, eset. Nothing worked, until I found this gem! I recommend this to all my friends!
Paid for "version" will not activate.
Pity I didn't check this site before buying.
Pity I didn't wake up to the fact that something was wrong when it wouldn't at first allow me to register the free version for one month's trial.
Even tried activating with Win7Pro (32bit) in safe mode with Networking on and Firewall off.
Pop up message keeps telling error code 20, Firewall blocking HitmanPro35.exe, I have HitmanPro37. The dummies couldn't be bothered changing the text in there error message.
Look for another product.
This one appears to be a dud in more ways than one.
Works great unless you have paid for a program that they consider potentially unwanted.
Per their support: the only way to exclude a program they consider potentially unwanted is to mark every stinking file associated with that program as excluded after a scan. Even though I did that and it excluded mypcbackup for a couple of weeks, it picked it up again and woe is me for not catching it. I have now reinstalled mypcbackup for the 4th time (twice on 2 different computers) and will be uninstalling hitman pro and looking for a product that actually allows me to exclude programs I've paid for.
Used to be a great program, now it's facist software that thinks it knows better than me every time I upgrade mypcbackup.