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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!

Download : HitmanPro


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.
  2. Like the Facebook Fan Page of Avinashtech (If you don’t have a Facebook account you can skip this).
  3. Tell us using comments, why you would like to have a license for this application.
  4. Share this on Twitter, Facebook. (If you have an account there).

About the author: Samuel, is a guest author for Avinashtech. He has his own tech blog called Tech I Share, where he spends more time and in free time he loves to hangout with other cool guys at Avinashtech Forum.

146 comments… add one
  • qwer0

    Great security soft so count me pls


  • Guest

    I have been using HitmanPro for 6 months now and would recomend this software to anyone who hasn’t used it.

  • Joe Novack

    Excellent software to check the system for the presence of malicious software. It is very light thanks to cloud computing technology and uses multiple antivirus engines simultaneously. Thanks for another great contest! Good luck to all! 

  • Sidd
  • MichaÅ‚

    I need it to protect my system! 🙂

  • selipar biru

    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.

  • David

    I use avast free and online armor firewall to protect my PC.I was already looking for some on-demand anti-malware cloud scanner for my system hardening.Please count me in.
    Thanks for this awesome contest.I had shared it  on Twitter, Facebook

  • Cool

    Hitman Pro are giving me an extra layer of protection. It is very lightweight and scan are fast and reliable too due to its based on cloud scanning. More importantly it does not conflict with any other security suite. Very awesome software. 


    Thank you for this and please count me in!

  • Anthony

    Great giveaway count me in. I need a Antivirus like Hitman Pro.

  • RDC

    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

  • Ng

    Glad for this giveaway this is a very good alternative to online scanner and it is very reliable too based on the review and rating given by all trusted review site. Would like to give this software a try and thank for organizing such giveaway opportunity!


    Thank again guy! Please do include me also 🙂

  • ibhecks

    I often dreamed of using this program on my computer, hopefully my dream come true

  • iPrism

    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.

  • Jacky_Sebas

    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 😀



  • Den

    it`s good scanner.i am always use. and i want win this contest

  • Dacko

    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.

  • Cosme

    Hitman Pro is unique, it can scan very fast with multiple engines and now it also integrates with VirusTotal, that’s great.
    I’d like to win a license because with Hitman Pro I can scan my PC in just a few minutes.


  • abeon

    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.

  • Sysabi

    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

  • Deki

    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.

  • Pivoman

    I like Hitman Pro because is simple, fast and effective is the best choice to integrate my currently security setup.
    Please count me in.

  • jelson

    Excellent security app!  Very nice review, Samuel!!

    I’d definitely like to have a license for Hitman Pro.  count me in.



  • Nice review Samuel, I Just manually updated mine to latest version.I am using a trial of Hitman pro.Hope i will upgrade to pro .

  • Have

    Good giveaway, best program!
    Give me! Best regards!

  • Kire

    I love this software count me in please Thanks in advance

  • Jdpv007

    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…

  • Tom_jo69

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

  • Glib2007

    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

  • alfredp625

    Great software and review. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • soner

    evet cok güzel program kullanmak istiyorum

  • LongIslandIced-Z

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

  • allin77

    Nice giveaway. I would be happy if I won. Great program, I use the trial version.
    Thanks 🙂

  • sasaajemsasa

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

  • P e e p

    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!

    Liked & Subscribed
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  • friend

    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.

  • Isd

    Much awaited and very useful one. Please count me.

  • Grr

    Nice review Samuel, I’m excited to win this.
    pls count me in,

    Thanks, Grr

  • Adzer

    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.

  • Jef

    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.

  • Magno

    Avinash great giveaway. four security suite in one program. turns any PC into a fortress.

  • briareoushex

    Hope to get a license.
    Count me in.

  • jan bindegal

    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

  • Hacktechnologies

    please count me in. thanks

  • Sam Taheri

    count me in too

  • kirks

    Hi, thanks for another great giveaway, please include me.

    I want HintmanPro simply because I always want my PC to be free from malware, etc.

    my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/underkirk/status/154460707079987200

  • That’s great soft and I need it to protect my PC.
    Thnx for giveaway!!! Count me in, please

  • Alex K

    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

  • Alan Hazelwood

    very good used it on time limit before also portable version count me in please

  • Levi

    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.

  • Dipayan Mahapatra

    nice software.very useful.

  • Adlouni

    Best On Demand Scanner EVER! Really I need It.. Hope i will win! Thank you AvinashTech 🙂

  • Shaileshjoshi111

    nice software.very useful.

  • Pachomora

    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.

  • Rafikrafiki

    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.

  • darma

    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.

  • Dav532000

    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

  • Haclong0901

    please count me


    thank you very much

  • Lee

    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!

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/LBCoolG/status/154547893905272833

  • Sunilkmadam

    Thank you very much

  • CanGoose

    Cloud scanning technology – the way of the future.

    Outstanding – Please count me in.

  • Cycle

    Very useful application for a second “on demand” opinion whether your PC has a problem

  • MohammadWasiullah
  • SinoTiger

    Thank you, I need this license, please put my name in for it

  • Tugra

    nice review.multi-antivirus  cloud scan engine is a great .

  • lello siddi

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

  • Vicky Gamb

    fine include me pls…:P

  • david

    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. 🙂

  • alverberg

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

  • Skeleton111

    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.

  • Asrielrusdyawan

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

  • apn58

    Please count me!
    Thank you!

  • Jmoisander

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

  • bobs

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

    Shared on twitterhttps://twitter.com/#!/neveryour
    shared on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/baburambhattarai

  • John D
  • paulo

    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

  • Alex

    Great software.I use the free version everyday just to feel safe.

  • Please count me!
    Thanks  Avinash

  • Numpayak

    very good review & software.
    so please count me in.

  • Mizdoc

    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.

  • soner

    umarım bana da çıkar.teşekkürler

  • davhag64

    count me in please.

  • Mikesuzy

    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.

  • r0b

    Please enter me in the HitmanPro giveaway.

  • Tailieunganhcntp

    please count me


  • Haclong0901

    i want to receive this license

    thank you

  • Acat Atease

    Great program well worth having.  By all means, toss my name into the hat.

  • dinosaur07

    i`d like to try this app, sounds interesting, pls count me in to win a license. 10x

  • i want to try this software. G-data and emsisoft and and and.. Ä°ts fantastic

  • Damien

    Very nice giveaway! Count me in please. HMP is one of the best 2nd opinion antimalware around. Light and easy to use. Too bad the free version doesnt include malware removal but it will guide you towards knowing what you have in your pc. EWS is a great tool also. Can be also used in a usb stick for disinfection of pc 🙂 Nice!


  • ToGor

    Nice review, great giveaway …
    I do not win anything again …Congrats to all winners … 🙂

  • Ernie Sampson

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

  • M6Royal

    Very light software and easy to use. I hope to win one license. Many thanks.

  • tito86

    Very good soft, to complete my other security software, i hope to win a key, thanks to avinastech ….

  • Uaeguy16

    good one for additional defense for my system. count me in

  • Abi6

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

  • Gerry

    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.

  • SambasivaRao Kenguva

    Hi! Good program and very Good site!

    Truly a fantastic offer! Please Count me 🙂

    Thanks, Sambasiva

  • bala

    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.

  • Hondros

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

    Thanks & Rgds.

  • Jerzy601

    znakomity soft do ochrony systemu.

  • Mack Jack

    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

  • John Matt

    excellent on second alternative scanner … count me

  • Stefce

    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:)


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

  • Nathan

    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!

  • Hakah

    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!

  • Pan Pikus

    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

  • Bero

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

  • nu

    Excellent program. Count me in please.

  • thomas cole

    Awesome program count me too please, and good luck everyone.

  • Jam_vall

    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…..

  • Grinchjames730

    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….

  • AnonymousC

    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:) 

  • Philip

    Great find. Count me in!!

  • billy13

    I need it,because…..it is the best one out there!!!

  • Gargi2221

    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.

  • alp

    super program very nice

  • Thanks for this giveaway.Please count me in.

  • Kim

    Great program. Would love to get a full license.

  • Darko

    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.

  • Fbaab

    Count me in.

    Thanks  for this great Giveaway.

  • Mokry

    One of the best security softwares. Please, count me in.

  • Matt

    Looks awesome, count me in.

  • Giovanni77

    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!!

  • Amit Raina

    plz count me also

  • edward

     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. 😀

  • Abi6

    Thanks !!!

  • Nick

    count me in.

  • andi972

    This is great giveaway !

    Please count me inÑŽ

  • Rich

    Please count me in this great giveaway.

  • Kite_Pan

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

  • SeniorRaul

    I am using the free version and it’s okay. Fast and you can have 4 engines for checking your computer in the cloud. The free one does not have the option to remove malware after 30 days so I’d like to have one license so I can have removal again(have used the 30 days). Thank you for hosting a giveaway that’ll defintely help your fans.


  • GHST

    great giveaway pls count me in
    hitman is the ultimate on demand scanner

  • Paul Bastings

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

  • Anthony Treadgold

    an excellent choice for a second opinion

  • Rodney Morse

    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

  • Murat Öner

    fantastic soft i recommand this

  • Malcolm Pritchard

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

  • Enrico Chessa

    I like this product…very good antivirus!

  • Kah Hak

    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!

  • kamel

    great antivirus thanks

  • Daniel

    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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