Hitman Pro 3 is what the authors call a "second opinion malware scanner", a security tool you can use alongside your existing antivirus package to improve security, without causing any conflicts.
The program scans your PC quickly, looking for suspicious files. Anything that appears dubious is referred to the Hitman Pro "Scan Cloud", and if the file isn't recognised, then it's uploaded, and scanned using a number of antivirus programs from 5 separate vendors. As we write, these are Prevx, Dr.Web, G Data, IKARUS and Emsisoft.
The verdict is then passed back to you, and if it's bad news, the infection will be quarantined right away.
It's an interesting approach, which should help pick up even the very latest threats while also keeping false positives to a minimum. And that's not all.
A particular advantage of Hitman Pro 3 is that it doesn't have to be installed, which immediately works to minimise conflicts. Just copy the program to a USB flash drive and use it whenever necessary.
And the program comes with an unrestricted free 30-day trial, so if you think your PC may have picked up something unpleasant then now is the perfect time to test it: just download Hitman Pro 3, run it, and see what the program can do for you.
Build 212 brings a number of fixes/additions:
IMPROVED: Ransomware detection through forensic clustering
IMPROVED: Forensic clustering algorithm
IMPROVED: Remnant scan to repair web browser shortcuts
IMPROVED: Scanning of Start Menu items on Vista, Windows 7 and 8
ADDED: Internet Explorer start page and search engine to remnant scan
ADDED: Firefox Prefs.js to remnant scan
ADDED: Repair for disabled Command Prompt
FIXED: Tab handling in trial request dialog
FIXED: Problem parsing AppInit_DLLs registry value
FIXED: Crash when the scan stumbles on a specific crafted file
UPDATED: Botan crypto library
UPDATED: 64-bit version now uses SSE2 instruction set