HitmanPro, On-Demand Multi-Antivirus Cloud Scanner [Giveaway]

Every computer user know that an antivirus is compulsory to secure Windows. But, there is no guarantee that it’ll detect all malware. There are chances that your antivirus may fail to detect few malware, despite being updated regularly. This is where on-demand scanners will help you. There are many well known on-demand antivirus softwares and one among them is HitmanPro. HitmanPro is different from other routine on-demand scanners. It uses unique multi-engine cloud scanning technology to detect and remove threats within no time.

The interface of HitmanPro is too simple and you’ll just find two buttons, Next (with a dropdown option) and Settings, to proceed further.

Scan :

HitmanPro 3.6 uses a very complex scanning technology which is a combination of 4 different scanning engines (G Data, IKARUS, Emsisoft and Dr. Web) and cloud technology. Actually, till previous version (3.5) there were 5 different scan engines, but Prevx engine has been dropped from latest version 3.6 (which was released at the end of December). But, still 4 engines are more than enough to find malware accurately.

HitmanPro offers 3 different types of scans :

  1. Default Scan : Hard disk drivers and your whole drive where Windows is installed, will be scanned for malware. In default scan, tracking cookies and leftovers of malware which remain on your computer due to partial cleaning (remnant scan), will also be cleaned.
  2. Quick Scan : Only important areas will be scanned. Cleaning of tracking cookies and remnant scan are not included in Quick Scan.
  3. Early Warning Score : This scan is mainly oriented towards expert users and hence it is disabled by default. So, if you want to use this scan, then you have to enable it by going into Settings.

    Early Warning Score will give technical info to experts to analyze

In each of the above scans, HitmanPro will analyze the files with the information available in the cloud. If it comes across an unknown file, then it’ll compress it and upload it to the cloud to confirm its status.

Compression will be done to reduce the upload size

Scan speeds are another important criteria of security softwares. HitmanPro scans your system at blazing speeds. On my test system (1GB RAM and Pentium 4 processor), Default Scan and Early Warning Score scans were finished within 15 minutes and Quick Scan didn’t even took 2 minutes. If your PC has better specs, then you’ll see much faster scans than mine.

Internet speed is one factor that influences the scan speeds. If you have high speed internet then, unknown files will be uploaded quickly and scans will finish soon. If you have slow internet, then most of the time will be wasted in uploading files to the cloud. But, what’s good about HitmanPro is, if an unknown file is marked as safe after uploading to the cloud, then it’ll be whitelisted and that file won’t be uploaded in further scans. Hence, your scan times will decrease as you scan regularly.

Settings :

Now, let us see what settings are offered to customize HitmanPro. When you click on Settings button on the mainscreen, you’ll find different tabs like shown below.

Settings tab will let you customize how HitmanPro will work. You can enable/disable automatic upload to scan cloud, scanning for tracking cookies, remnants of malware etc. Under Scan tab, you’ll find scheduler, which lets you to enable scheduled scan. There are other usual tabs like License, History (Lists quarantined items) and Proxy, but at the end you’ll find the Advanced tab with some interesting settings.

Embed your VirusTotal public API to integrate into HitmanPro

As you can see there is an option to integrate VirusTotal (a popular multi-antivirus web scanner) into HitmanPro. This is very useful to get further advice, if you think HitmanPro advice isn’t enough. Also, from version 3.6 Early Warning Score scanning is disabled by default and you can enable it from the advanced tab.

Conclusion :

Pros :

  • Lightweight installer (around 6 MB) and works well with both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
  • No updates are necessary, as scanning uses up to date in-the-cloud information.
  • Blazing fast scan speeds.
  • Integration of Virustotal will make it easy for you to clear any doubts in case of suspicious files.
  • Behavioral scanner will detect malware if internet isn’t available.

Cons :

  • Didn’t find any major drawbacks, except for the fact that it is heavily dependent on internet to work at its full power.

HitmanPro is a solid second opinion scanner. Not just second opinion it’ll also give you a third opinion if you want, by using VirusTotal. It has many ideal qualities – Light weight, no updates needed, multi-antivirus engines, on-demand behavior scanner, blazing fast scans etc. I recommend you to try the 30-day trial version. You can even use it after 30 days, but malware removal feature will not be available. To remove malware with Hitman after 30 days you have to buy it. So, what are you waiting for? Download HitmanPro now!

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Thanks to surfright, we are giving away 10 Licenses of HitmanPro to readers of Avinashtech. Just follow the simple rules below to enter in this draw.

  1. Subscribe to Avinashtech by entering your email address in the subscribe box on right sidebar of the blog or by clicking this link. Do remember to verify your email address when you get the verification email from Feedburner.
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  1. I have been using HitmanPro for 6 months now and would recomend this software to anyone who hasn’t used it.

  2. HitmanPro suitable for me because I always download and surfing internet..
    Sometime my antivirus can’t detect keylogger on my laptop..
    I really frust using antivirus..
    I hope HitmanPro can solve my problem.

  3. I have read so much good about Hitman pro. I currently use MBAM, Emsisoft and Avira but some times they miss things, but what Ive read about this software is out standing. Please count me in for this giveaway

  4. Thanks Samuel for the nice insight into Hitman Pro and also thanks to Avinash and Surfright for the giveaway.I would use Hitman Pro as secondary cloud-based scanner for in case of any infection missed by the resident AV.

  5. Woot nice giveaway! Count me in I would like to use this again as I use the trial version month ago and it is superb!!

    Thank Avinash Tech for giving away this 😀



  6. Great giveaway. Hitman Pro is a very good security software. Hitman will complete my current security protection. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck to everyone.

  7. Hitman Pro is the best solution to keep your PC free from any type of malware, trojans and keyloggers. But trial version is very limited. I really would like to win a license.

  8. I need this software because this is the best multiscanner ever. I could use it on demand to better protection. Very nice gift in new year. Greetings

  9. Great giveaway. I need it to protect my system! Hitman Pro is the best solution to keep your PC free from any type of
    malware, trojans and keyloggers. But trial version is very limited. I
    really would like to win a license.

  10. I would be very happy to have Hitman Pro on my PC. This would complement to my antivirus solution in my PC. I would have total peace of mine of having this. Please count me in…

  11. What can I say. I really need this badly. I would be very glad to have this. Thanks in advance. Please count me in…

  12. Hitman Pro is one of the best anti-malware solutions out there. Would be very happy to have this. I really need this on my minute-to-minute internet surfing

  13. This Is The Best Anti-Malware Software Its More Powerful Than Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and the Incredible Hulk Put Together

  14. Hitman pro is one of the best anti-malware software and I need it to protect my system. Please, count me in.
    Best regards!

  15. HitmanPro is really among the top contenders in the cloud/on-demand protection & maybe the best of its kind! I have recommended it to fellow technicians & friends and they’re astounded by how simple & yet powerful & effective the program is! It would be awesome if i would be among the winners of the pro license since i have used the free version only… Thanks avinashtech & HitmanPro co. for making this giveaway possible to all the readers! God bless & what a way to start 2012!

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  16. Subscribed already
    Please count me
    I want hitman pro as it is on demand scanner and able to clean the infection which other antimalware product not able to clean.
    Its not about the detection only cleaning is most important part in antivirus/antimalware business which Hitman pro do best.

  17. Great giveaway comes from avinash.
    Hitman pro is multi cloud scanner, which is great for malware removals.
    and, which is a combination of 4 different scanning engines (G Data, IKARUS, Emsisoft and Dr. Web)
    all of them have great detection rate. also, hitman pro scan took less than 3 minutes. and, there is an option to integrate VirusTotal (a popular multi-antivirus web scanner)
    GREAT software and review by Samuel. thanks for gievaway avinash.
    Please count me in.

  18. Great, Hitman Pro is multi cloud scanner, and I´ll be happy to get a license key.
    hope that this time a be one of the lucky winners.

  19. OK, i want also to see what it can.. i hope it can beat some of the other claudscanners ex. like the stupid Panda Cloud 🙂
    Good Giveaway
    Regards Danish

  20. HitmanPro a great complement to our set of computer security. Scanning is very fast and does not charge the computer. With up to five antivirus engines detects any virus. I would like to have it on my computer. Please count me in :)http://twitter.com/#!/KrycekAlex/status/154478775294361601

  21. quick scanning and effective for removing threats. and high detection rate.
    I likes it and love it.
    first time i use this software when cleaning system from infection as my job is malware removals.
    Thanks avinash for giveaway and Samuel for reviewing this.
    Count me in.

  22. Hello Everybody:

    First of all, thanks for this giveaway.

    I would like to win a license because hitmanPro is the best Multi-AV scanner for me.

    Thanks again and good luck for everyone.

  23. This is the best program with which I had to deal with, which is characterized by very high efficiency. Unfortunately I do not have the full version, but I would like to have it terribly. It ison this occasion, and perhaps I will add happiness.

  24. Hitman Pro is an excellent anti-malware program and is very fast, The multiple scanning engines is very effective and any threats will be quickly identified and removed. It is one of my favorite security programs. Please include me for this giveaway. Thank you.

  25. Liked and Tweeted, this sounds like a very good App not really heard of this program but going on the review I have just read it sounds promising  so please count me in for this. Thanks

  26. Hi Subscribed, and liked already.
    I would really love this program to add to my security arsenal – I have heard so much about and have always felt it would be the final piece of my current security arsenal which includes:

    Immunet (free);
    SuperAntispyware Pro;
    Microsoft Security Essentials;
    Comodo Firewall,
    WinPatrol Plus,
    Zemana Antilogger

    Please count me in the draw and thanks for the give-away!

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  27. I’ve several times heard about HitmanPro. I woould really be happy to have a pro license.
    Thank you once more for this opportunity.

  28. I had already made comment on  it yesterday but i don’t know why it is not here.Let it be,Please count me in for this awesome contest.I had herd about it many times but i never got chance to use it.I hope this time i will get it.I had already shared it on facebook and twitter:-http://twitter.com/#!/davids234/status/154271883171348481http://www.facebook.com/Avtechblog/posts/229402387133975

    • Your comment is already there. You need to click load more comments at the bottom as we got too many comments and only 20 loads at one time. 🙂

  29. This is what you need when getting into serious troubles. Receiving the pro licence would be a great relief to me.

  30. This is great antimalware app, and it provides great additional layer of protection.  That`s why I`d like to win one of the licences.

  31. Thanks for the Giveaway!
    Please count me in. So long time fighting for getting this software, but none of them is Working..;-)..

  32. I Like to have good backup for notebooks witch cannot run any good security products. 
    So Hitman would be nice to have!

  33. Hitman Pro is the best malware scanner powered with multiple antivirus engines and cloud technology. I would definitely want to use it.

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  34. hitman pro is the best second opinion malware scaner in the market its  a perfect complement to any antivirus program!
    its powerfull four engines keep it ahead of many security products on the market!
    great giveaway ,great product! 
    thank you for the opurtunity good luck to all

  35. I’ve heard great things about Hitman and, since I download a lot, I would like to have Hitman as extra protection. Count me in for this great giveaway.

  36. Hi Avinash. First of all a happy New Year. I am using Norton 360 and would love to have a copy of Hitman Pro as a backup to it. Thanks for the chance to enter the draw.

  37. Looks like a good backup  scanner. I would like to let my name stand for this draw. Thank you,
    Ernie Sampson

  38. Łał,super program,dodatkowy skaner najwyższej klasy ,warto mieć go przy sobie zawsze i wszędzie.Bardzo chciałbym go wygrać.Powodzenia wszystkim.Pozdrawiam !!!!

  39. Really fast and effective for removing viruses. I would love to get this for my system. adding additional layers for preventing infections. Thanks for review and giveaway avinashtech.
    Count me in.

  40. Hi! Good program and very Good site!

    Truly a fantastic offer! Please Count me 🙂

    Thanks, Sambasiva

  41. OH pls pls pls count me in. Wonderfull software, it can find and clean the deepest malware. Does it become very slow while uploading multiple files to the cloud?. And Bitdefender and Avast are on of the best engines and including them is a very smart idea. Dr web is great a scrubber of threats. Well this software needs to be applauded.

  42. Thanks for the review & giveaways.
    Please count me in for the Hitman Pro giveaway contest.

    Thanks & Rgds.

  43. I would like to have a license for this application because Hitman pro ist one of the best malware cleaner and with him you wont have problems with viruses or malware

  44. Simply because it is the ultimate on-demand scanner. No one else is even close to it.
    I’m using it as non-activated for almost 3 years and it has briliant detection.
    Any more reasons why I would like to win a license for it?
    I can easily type 20 more:)

  45. Thank you for the Hitman Pro giveaway.
    Please count me in. Hopefully can win the license of fabulous cloud tech scanner.

  46. Lightweight, excellent detection capabilities with top notch anti-malware engines, Force Breach mode, highly compatible – who wouldn’t want a license? Thank you for the opportunity and good luck to all participating!

  47. Hitman Pro is an on-demand scanner which helps you to detect any malware which may be skipped by your AntiViurs software to provide your system with additional security and protection. It can scan at very fast speed without giving any disturbance to your work.
    Please include me in this Giveaway!

  48. THX. HitmanPro is the best and most listed on the market, On-demand scanner for extra protection on your computer. Thanks to the good combination of engines, frequently updated database, whether it is scanning techniques niezawody and irreplaceable. So, please count me. Regards

  49. Hitman Pro is  fantastic on-demand scanner and cleaner. So it would be nice if I can get a license. Thanks.

  50. I’ve tried the trial version and am so impressed. Its scan speed is so fast and almost perfect if not perfect. I would be very happy to win one of the licenses…..

  51. This is really a nice software for another layer of protection. This is good for those people who do a lot of internet surfing, downloading, etc. like me. Would be very happy to receive one of the licenses. Thank you avinashtech….

  52. I need HitmanPro to confirm results of CIS Pro 2012. This antivirus is optimal solution for my PC cause it’s a very effective (top rank in the tests) and I can turn it  on-demand! Thanks for a contest! Best regards:) 

  53. Thank you so much for this Wonderful and awesome giveaway. Please count me in.

    I love Hitman pro. It is best cloud antimalware in the world.

  54. I love the Hitman. It is very nice and very good security software.  I use it for the occasional scan of my system. Thanks for the giveaway.

  55. What can I say?? Another amazing FREEBIE!!

    Why would I like to grab a license of this GEM??

    Well, easy answer actually ==> Because HITMAN PRO is the most effective and quicker on-demand scanner with a great detection ratio, thanks to its 4 awesome scanning engines and cloud technology.

    And it’s also a great removal malware tool since it’s even able to close handles and restore standard registry keys to default values, not to mention that as far as I know HITMAN PRO is also compatible with all security programs available on the market right now.

    This is absolutely crucial if you really care about the security of your system, because any antivirus software out there (even the most professional and expensive one) can guarantee a 100% protection against malware, but at the same time installing another antivirus program as second scanner is not advisable, since two different antivirus software usually may get into conflict, causing a huge slowdown and often even a deadly crash of your system.

    That’s why I need a license of this great tool so badly!!

    Count me in your stunning contest please!!

  56.  I want a license for Hitman Pro because if i have been infected or my friend is infected, i will use this as a on-demand scanner. 😀

  57. I did not know this software, but it is very nice and also useful. Please count me in this great giveaway.

  58. Great giveaway !!! Hitmanpro, MalwareBytes & SuperAntiSpyware are the best malware scanners on the market (ps…use it together with your regular anti virus software)

  59. like this product a lot hitman pro great for scanning your computer to see if it is safe also great to scan a file to see if it is clean would love to have a free license of Hitman Pro never won it before have tried on many tech blogs but so far have not won a license for it hopefully this will change with this latest draw for it!! thank you very much a software user of freeware software like avg 2012 free

  60. imho, one can’t have enough ‘guns’ like this in ones defensive arsenal. I hope that I win one. Fingers crossed, ha,ha!

  61. Hitman Pro provides your system with additinal protection from malware which may be sikpped by your AntiVirus and protect with better security and protection. Grab it and don’t miss the chance now!

  62. Hitman Pro is an on-demand scanner which helps you to detect any malware which may be skipped by your AntiViurs software to provide your system with additional security and protection. It can scan at very fast speed without giving any disturbance to your work.
    Please include me in this Giveaway!

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