HitmanPro and HitmanPro.Alert was developed by SurfRight that became a member of the Sophos family in 2015. SurfRight provides innovative online security and focuses on developing applicable technologies against malware, spam, phishing and other forms of cyber attacks and malicious software. Currently, the company provides internet security to 100 million individual users and 100,000 businesses in over 150 countries.
HitmanPro short review
If you are looking for a simple and reliable malware detection and removal tool, HitmanPro offers you exactly what you need. It is a completely portable software that does not require any installation and provides advanced antivirus functions. HitmanPro provides great malware detection results and finds even the smallest threats on the PC due to its cloud computing that allows the program to use multiple servers in order to determine whether a detected file is malicious or clean. HitmanPro also can be run alongside your current antivirus and security software, so it can be used as an additional security layer or a second option.
Normal security software updates and antivirus solutions use malware signatures in order to find cyber threats. Every time a new virus or other malicious program is detected which is not consistent with already known threats, a new signature must be developed. As a result, security companies can take some time leaving you vulnerable for a period of time.
HitmanPro applies behavior-based techniques that check for files and programs that act similar to malicious software. This technique enables the software to detect and successfully remove the developing zero-day malware that cannot be stopped by current detection signature.
Protection against bootkits and rootkits
Rootkits places themselves in the operating system in order to hide from antivirus systems. Rootkits are able to infect the master boot record and enable them to start before Windows boots up.
HitmanPro uses proprietary technology that collects hard disk driver data from clean PCs and stores a representation of this data in the cloud. When the software discovers a hook on the hard disk driver, it consults the cloud on how to work around it. This technology enables HitmanPro to bypass the rootkit in the boot record and test the compromised areas to start cleanup and remediation. This takes place in the background without any other user interaction, providing HitmanPro an advantage over other standard antivirus systems or a manual removal process.
HitmanPro removes malware piggybacks on critical system files and replaces the compromised Windows resources with a safe version.
No Installation Required
HitmanPro is completely portable and requires no installation, so you can clean your PC immediately. In addition, HitmanPro automatically updates, so you always have the latest version of the software.
For more advanced security, HitmanPro has developed HitmanPro.Alert which also includes HitmanPro. In addition to HitmanPro, HitmanPro.Alert also offers additional features.
Cybercriminals develop new malware every day. HitmanPro.Aler is able to stop these unknown threats by proactively seeking out and analyzing malicious and suspicious processes and activities. HitmanPro.Alert delivers real-time protection against the most recent hacking, malware, ransomware, webcam spying and online banking risks.
Ransomware is able to encrypt your files and make them unusable until a ransom is paid to the attacker. In addition, you cannot get any guarantee that you will get those files back even though the ransom is paid. Ransomware is one of the most rapidly increasing malware in the world that has been headlined by huge outbreaks worldwide.
HitmanPro.Alert seeks for software that behaves similarly like ransomware. This technique allows HitmanPro.Alert to detect new versions that other security systems cannot recognize. Even if the file gets encrypted, the security suite creates backups and if other files remain to be encrypted, HitmanPro.Alert discovers this behavior as ransomware and blocks any further process. It replaces the encrypted files with the backups and gets rid of the ransomware. What is more, HitmanPro.Alert also stops unwanted encryption of the boot drive or another attack used by attackers.
Preventing Program Exploits
Even helpful and legitimate programs can have vulnerabilities and provide backdoors for cyber attackers to gain access to your system.
HitmanPro.Alert provides an extra layer of security for vulnerable software, looking for malicious or suspicious behavior. The security software finds and removes all infections, then replaces infected Windows recourses with original versions. This technique allows you to prevent programs from being exploited and used by cybercriminals.
Protecting your Privacy
There are programs that are susceptible to hacking. These include webcams, keyboards, and web browsers. Hitman Pro.Alert stops unauthorized access to your webcam, and keep your private life safe and private.
The security beefs up web browser security and notifies you if the browser has been infected or compromised. HitmanPro.Alert also encrypts keystrokes, stops keyloggers and protects what you type. These advanced features are certified with MRG Effitas Secure Online Banking certification.
HitmanPro and HitmanPro.Alert is available on PCs that run Windows XP (32 bit only), Vista, 7, 8.1, 10.