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 214 brings a number of fixes/additions:
ADDED: Detection for compromised Start Page en Search Engines in Google Chrome
ADDED: Initial support for HitmanPro.Alert 3 integration
FIXED: Application termination during Remnant scan
FIXED: Scan stuck at 99% classification caused by a malformed Firefox prefs.js
IMPROVED: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP) scanner for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome
IMPROVED: Google Chrome now automatically closes gracefully when deleting cookies
IMPROVED: Removal of malware hijacking web browser shortcuts
IMPROVED: Detection of profile location of Firefox
IMPROVED: Auto resizing display resolution when screen is smaller than 800x600
IMPROVED: Windows Task Scheduler 2.0 support
CHANGED: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) are now default set to Delete (was previously set to Ignore). This due to overwhelming number of helpdesk questions.
UPDATED: End User License Agreement 1.2. Conditions for use of the Free License have changed.