Hitman Pro is a cloud based second opinion multi-engine malware scanner which is used to quickly scan your computer for any Virus, Trojan and it runs smoothly alongside your existing Antivirus or Internet security software.
Small Setup, Big Bonanza
The setup file size of Hitman Pro merely few megabytes and it requires less than 10mb on the hard drive. That’s almost negligible amount compared to hundreds of megabyte’s required by conventional Antivirus.
The reason of its small size is that its signatures and various algorithms and code it require for detection are stored on the cloud i.e. servers of SurfRight. It access the cloud in order to find any malware and thus removes the burden of storing various malware signatures on your computer system.
Simple Interface, Few Settings
The interface of Hitman Pro is simple with just two important buttons: Next and Settings. The Settings option takes you to the settings tab which can be configured by the user. Actually, there is nothing much to configure, the settings tab gives you an option to start a scan every time you boot. There is also an SSL option which enables cloud access through SSL which has an advantage of secure upload to cloud servers for checking your files. Due to SSL security, the transmission is encrypted and eavesdropping is not possible.
The License tab is used for entering the serial key for Hitman Pro. There are others options too such as History which displays the detected malware. The Proxy option is used for Proxy settings.
Blazing Fast Cloud Scanning
On Pressing the Next button in front screen, Hitman Pro starts scanning your entire system. The scanning is very fast and it took less than 5 minutes to scan my computer. However, this scanning is different from a conventional Antivirus scanning. It only scans files which are most likely to be infected. It does not completely scan each and every file present on your computer. The scanning use reputation based techniques in order to identify malicious files.
If any file is found suspicious then it is uploaded to the Cloud for further analysis. The file is scanned with 5 antivirus engines which are Emsisoft, Dr. Web, IKARUS, Prevx, G Data. The complete upload of the whole file may not be always required. Compression techniques are also used in order reduce the amount of data required to upload to the cloud.
If any file is marked as malware, it would be reflected in the results where it is classified as Virus, Trojan, Backdoor etc. Each Antivirus engine which detected the file as malware would also be shown.
Note the in case any file is detected as malware then you would need to purchase the license in order to clean the infection. You could also activate a 30 day trial license. If any malware detections are not found then you can continue to use the application for free.
Make sure that you are connected to internet when you are scanning with Hitman Pro as it uses the cloud. Without internet connection, it would not be useful to scan since it could not test the file against various antivirus engines.
No Real Time Scanning, Compatible with Any Antivirus
Hitman pro does not have any real time scanning option. It means it would not detect any virus immediately when it infects your computer. It makes sense as it is designed to be second opinion malware scanner. It is fully compatible with any Antivirus which you may already be using. It does not interfere with other Antivirus for the same reason. It does not take much space or resources and scan your PC in few minutes.
Result: Install Hitman Pro Now, Its Free too
I would definitely conclude by suggesting everyone to install it. There is no need to replace your Antivirus and since there is no 100% effective antivirus, it is always a good choice to have a second opinion malware scanner. Not only that, you can use it freely as long as it does not detect anything.
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