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HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti virus software, firewalls, etc.).
HitmanPro is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts. It scans the computer quickly (less than 5 minutes) and does not slow down the computer (except for the few minutes it is scanning). HitmanPro 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.
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HitmanPro digs deep to rid your computer of any lingering infections. Quick, specialized scanning, with easy removal, gets your computer back to a pre-infected state in no time. It can also run right alongside your current security software if you’re looking for another layer of security, or a second opinion on how that security is performing.
"SurfRight, the creators of HitmanPro, joined the Sophos family in 2015. We are innovators in online security, focused on developing new applicable technologies to fight malware, spam, phishing and other forms of cybercrime with experience and products stretching back over 30 years. Today our products help secure the networks used by 100 million people in 150 countries and 100,000 businesses, including Pixar, Under Armour, Northrop Grumman, Xerox, Ford, Avis, and Toshiba."
The “Antivirus Only” Problem
Software updates and antivirus programs use malware signatures to detect threats. Each time new malware is discovered that is not consistent with previously known threats, a new signature must be created. This can take security vendors hours, days, or weeks, leaving you vulnerable for a period of time. HitmanPro for PC uses behavior-based techniques, looking at programs and files that operate like malware despite their innocent appearance. This allows it to find and remove the new and developing “zero-day” malware for which antivirus software has no current detection signature.
Protection Before Booting Up
Rootkits embed themselves deep in the operating system to hide from antivirus software. These rootkits can infect the master boot record, allowing them to start before the Windows operating system boots up. This gives the rootkit an advantage over built-in security and traditional antivirus programs.
Today’s malware piggybacks on critical system files to manipulate the Windows operating system. HitmanPro removes these threats and replaces the infected Windows resources with safe, original versions. Re-infection attempts are blocked during remediation.
No Installation Needed
Because HitmanPro for Windows requires no installation and has a download size of only 12 MB, you can begin cleaning your computer immediately. It can start directly from a computer as well as a USB flash drive, CD/DVD, or a remote storage device. This is incredibly useful in infection situations where malware prevents the installation of security software. HitmanPro automatically updates so you always have the latest, up-to-date version.
Note: Unlimited free scanning and free 30-day version to remove detected malware.