Windows 10: Hitman Pro Alert? Solved

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  1.    27 May 2016 #1

    Hitman Pro Alert?


    Hello!
    My license for ESET expires in a few days, so I uninstalled it and am now using Windows Defender. I have Hitman Pro as an on demand. Does anyone use Hitman Pro Alert? If so, what can you tell me about it? Is it free for a trial period, or how does it work? Thanks!
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       27 May 2016 #2

    Smiley1 said: View Post
    Hello!
    My license for ESET expires in a few days, so I uninstalled it and am now using Windows Defender. I have Hitman Pro as an on demand. Does anyone use Hitman Pro Alert? If so, what can you tell me about it? Is it free for a trial period, or how does it work? Thanks!
    I run Hitman Pro version 3.7.14 and its only free for 30 days. Mine is a registered version. So mine is good for 2 years. You can download the free version of
    http://www.superantispyware.com/ and it is as good as Hitman Pro.
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       27 May 2016 #3

    I think HitmanPro Alert also protects specifically against ransomware, if I'm not mistaken. Yes, it has a 30-day trial, and if it finds something on the first run, your trial allows you to remove the malware without having to buy it. The development was done with the help of people from Bleeping Computer forums, and I followed it for about a year, and was quite impressed. It is NOT, however, a substitute for your AntiVirus - it is a compliment.
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  4.    27 May 2016 #4

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    I run Hitman Pro version 3.7.14 and its only free for 30 days. Mine is a registered version. So mine is good for 2 years. You can download the free version of
    http://www.superantispyware.com/ and it is as good as Hitman Pro.
    I haven't needed Hitman Pro to remove anything yet other than tracking cookies, so I've never had my 30 days yet.

    I used to use Superantispyware, but the last time I checked the support forum, one could almost hear the sound of crickets chirping (meaning, it was deserted). But as I said, it's been a while.
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  5.    27 May 2016 #5

    simrick said: View Post
    I think HitmanPro Alert also protects specifically against ransomware, if I'm not mistaken. Yes, it has a 30-day trial, and if it finds something on the first run, your trial allows you to remove the malware without having to buy it. The development was done with the help of people from Bleeping Computer forums, and I followed it for about a year, and was quite impressed. It is NOT, however, a substitute for your AntiVirus - it is a compliment.
    From what I could glean from Surfright's website, Hitman Pro Alert has some antiexploit function as well. I'm wondering if I need something else running in real time besides Defender.
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       27 May 2016 #6

    Smiley1 said: View Post
    I haven't needed Hitman Pro to remove anything yet other than tracking cookies, so I've never had my 30 days yet.

    I used to use Superantispyware, but the last time I checked the support forum, one could almost hear the sound of crickets chirping (meaning, it was deserted). But as I said, it's been a while.
    That could be on SAS but I run them both as I have paid versions, and I like to see sometimes which one finds the most problems, like say tracking cookies .....as I rarely have PUP's or anything serious. And SAS does seem to find MORE small stuff than HitMan Pro ... And its updated regularly also, just like Hitman Pro .....but like simrick said earlier HitMan Pro Alert is much more powerful, than just my version of Hitman.
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    W10Prox64
       27 May 2016 #7

    Smiley1 said: View Post
    From what I could glean from Surfright's website, Hitman Pro Alert has some antiexploit function as well. I'm wondering if I need something else running in real time besides Defender.
    If you are a "safe surfer" and know how to keep yourself out of trouble, you could use Defender+MBAM Free+MBAE FREE+SAS. That's what I use, and then I throw in CryptoPrevent from FoolishIT. Although I just read a disturbing article on a Defender problem which MS apparently don't think is worth fixing.
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       27 May 2016 #8

    simrick said: View Post
    If you are a "safe surfer" and know how to keep yourself out of trouble, you could use Defender+MBAM Free+MBAE FREE+SAS. <snip>
    Just a quick reminder/clarification for the OP, @Smiley1, and anyone else who might read this thread...

    MBAM is an anti-malware product -- like your AV, it protects against the "what" of malware. The Free version does NOT provide real-time protection to help prevent infection. If you want real-time protection alongside WD or any AV, you'll need the paid, Premium version.
    MBAE is an anti-exploit product -- it works differently, against the "how" of malware. It is relatively comparable in its scope/intent to Hitman Pro Alert. The Free version protects browsers and plug-ins. The Premium version can be configured to shield ~any internet-facing application.
    Neither is a substitute for an AV (the same is true for HPA).

    Cheers,
    MM (unaffiliated with Malwarebytes and just a home user)
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  9.    27 May 2016 #9

    Thanks, MM.
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  10.    27 May 2016 #10

    simrick said: View Post
    If you are a "safe surfer" and know how to keep yourself out of trouble, you could use Defender+MBAM Free+MBAE FREE+SAS. That's what I use, and then I throw in CryptoPrevent from FoolishIT. Although I just read a disturbing article on a Defender problem which MS apparently don't think is worth fixing.
    I would say we're "safe surfers", but it's nice to have some additional safety measures.
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