HitmanPro 3 (32-bit)

HitmanPro 3 (32-bit)

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 209 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.7.9.242
  • Total Downloads:
    1,901,729
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 16, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    9.65MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,848
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Bottom Line

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) 3.7.9.232.

 
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3 stars

"Can't uninstall Hitman Pro"

June 15, 2015  |  By SenorN

 |  Version: HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) 3.7.9.241

Pros

Apparently trustworthy and virtually universally highly recommended online.

Cons

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.

Summary

Don't install it unless you want to keep it.

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5 stars

"Awesome piece of code!"

June 10, 2015  |  By skinoku

 |  Version: HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) 3.7.9.241

Pros

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.

Cons

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... :-)"

Summary

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!

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5 stars

"Absolutely the #1 anti-malware"

June 10, 2015  |  By lancelot359

 |  Version: HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) 3.7.9.241

Pros

- 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)

Cons

- Can't think of any cons, other than it costs some money

Summary

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!

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1 stars

"Paid for it but it will not activate."

April 26, 2015  |  By harri_03

 |  Version: HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) 3.7.9.240

Pros

Free version might be alright.

Cons

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.

Summary

Look for another product.
This one appears to be a dud in more ways than one.

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2 stars

"Keeps deleting mypcbackup"

April 06, 2015  |  By jmeyung

 |  Version: HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) 3.7.9.240

Pros

Works great unless you have paid for a program that they consider potentially unwanted.

Cons

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.

Summary

Used to be a great program, now it's facist software that thinks it knows better than me every time I upgrade mypcbackup.

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1 stars

"Screwed up all my files and folder. I do not recommend."

January 10, 2015  |  By Idontbelievethat

 |  Version: HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) 3.7.9.232

Pros

I have not found any.

Cons

Changed My Documents folder to just Documents folder. Changed most of my folders and files to "shortcuts" that lead to nowhere! Never will I use it again.

Summary

If you download anything, be sure to watch for programs that have been bundled with the one you wish to download!

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3 stars

"I want to uninstall Hitman Pro"

June 06, 2014  |  By kdelphi

 |  Version: HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) 3.7.9.214

Pros

I have decided to use another form of security

Cons

and I cannot find a way to uninstall this without buying their version of "#1 uninstall"

Summary

I hope someone wil answer my question. I know most ppl really like this thing, but I just want to uninstall it. THANX

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5 stars

"Better than Malware bytes"

April 22, 2014  |  By coks32

 |  Version: HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) 3.7.9.214

Pros

fast, finds virus, Trojans, that other virus removal doesn't find.

Cons

none, very satisfied for a free download

Summary

One of the best removal tools!!

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5 stars

"Awesome for ransomeware virus removal"

March 30, 2014  |  By JoeBishop00

 |  Version: HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) 3.7.9.214

Pros

Easy, Fast, Awesome

Cons

NONE; I highly recommend

Summary

I just want to thank the developers of this software for saving my computer; Best Buy wanted $200 to run the exact same program to remove a ransomeware virus from my computer. This program was effective, easy and I highly recommend.

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4 stars

"Uploads to cloud"

March 25, 2014

 |  Version: HitmanPro 3 (32-bit) 3.7.9.212

Pros

My computer is (was?) infected with the "You need to update your version of media player" virus. Using the recommendations from http://malwaretips.com/blogs/update-media-player-virus/ I downloaded this software (Clicked on See Full Specs, then the manufacturer link, to avoid the CNET installer).

It quickly found 165 tracking cookies, and my scan through them, didn't find anything that would dispute it's accuracy.

Then it found two threats, Quiknowledge Setup & mp3arc.exe (I had downloaded this years ago, without ever using it), and quarantined one and removed the other.

Cons

The default settings are to "Automatically upload unknown suspicious files to the Scan Cloud."

I suggest unchecking this option. I had to cancel my scan, when hundreds of files on my computer began uploading (faster than I could cancel each one) to this "scan cloud". Now, my programs are sitting in their Scan Cloud, and I have no option to see this cloud, or remove my files from it.

Many years ago, PcMagazine had programs called PCPOWERTOOLS. I still have them in an archive folder. HitmanPro attempted to upload every tool in that archive, including many that I can created myself that changed the text and background colour on the computer, via ANSI.

Other programs I wrote, including a text file editor, back when EDLIN was the only file editor commonly available, is now sitting in their cloud.

Yes, I left the box checked to automatically upload.

Yes, I "agreed" to them uploading programs they could not recognize to their cloud.

No, I didn't authorize theft.

Summary

A good programs, but beware of the default settings.

There is no way to pause the scan, only cancel. The first 600,000 or so files it scanned, it did with just a blank scanning page. Only after it found the tracking cookies, did it update to tell me where it was scanning and what it found. For those few minutes, I was left to wonder what it was doing.

The 30-day free activation seems to work - at the screen to remove items found, it asks for an activation code. Immediately under that, it has the option to activate the 30-day code. I'm on day 1, it worked for me.

Sensitive data on your computer should be removed prior to running this, especially if your data is in the form of an executable program.

Updated on Mar 25, 2014

I didn't find a setting for skipping known file types from being scanned. I have a few MP3 files on my computer, there is no need for these to ever be scanned. There was no option to include / excluded them.

After unchecking Upload to Cloud, I ran it for the second time, I got the same "Scanning your computer ..." screen, and just an increasing number next to "Files: ". Perhaps it was just counting my files, before actually scanning it. Maybe it was scanning without finding anything. In any case, just a blank page. This time it found 3 tracking cookies, and then the green scroll bar began to progress across the screen, as it was now "Classifying (__%)..."

Files not recognized are listed in the suspect file section, with the default option to Upload, "In Queue for Scan Cloud". Each file it finds, a pull-down must be clicked to not upload the file. The "Apply to All" feature is not available.

This tedious task of unselecting, makes this program, Not Recommended.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.7.9.242
  • IMPROVED: Remnant scan.
  • FIXED: Rare Illegal Instruction exception caused by bug in MSVCR120 on 64-bit system.
  • UPDATED: Polish language.
General
Publisher SurfRight
Publisher web site http://www.surfright.nl
Release Date June 16, 2015
Date Added June 16, 2015
Version 3.7.9.242
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.65MB
File Name HitmanPro.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,901,729
Downloads Last Week 2,848
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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