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HitmanPro.ALert is no longer Free now. Hitman Pro and HitmanPro.Alert are now separate products

This is the first change that we saw in Hitman pro product after acquisition of its company Surfright by Sophos. Sophos is well known Antivirus vendor specially in endpoint protection. Recently Sophos acquired Surfright who is the maker of HitmanPro Antimalware and second opinion behavioral scanner.

Hitman Pro ALert

Previously HitmanPro.Alert was free for those who buy HitmanPro license. But now both these products are being sold separately by the company. Though still the HitmanPro.Alert license is also valid for the HitmanPro product.

Though it is no longer Free but still it is worth to buy.

Difference between HitmanPro and HitmanPro.Alert

HitmanPro is a well known and reputed on demand malware scanner. Later on surfright launched a product HitmanPro.Alert which has the real time protection feature to block the malware in real time along with anti-ransomware capabilities. See What is the difference between HitmanPro and HitmanPro.Alert.

Features HitmanPro HitmanPro.Alert
On Demand Malware scanning and removal Yes Yes
PUP /PUA (Unwanted software / toolbar Removal) Yes Yes
Cloud scanning with Sophos, Bitdefender & Kaspersky AV engines Yes Yes
Real time protection (Automatically Stop malware before they enter) No Yes
Anti-Ransomware to protect data from crypto-ransomware No Yes
Anti-Exploit to stop abusing software vulnerability No Yes
Safe Browsing, Webcam Notifier, Keystroke Encryption,
Process Protection, bad USB protection etc.
No Yes
Price $24.95 $34.95
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New HitmanPro.Alert providing great protection against malware and ransomware with its unique technology. HitmanPro.Alert have combined many protection features into one product like Malware scanner, cloud AV Scanner, AntiRansomware and AntiExploit. Whereas the other strong competitor Malwarebytes is providing all the protection feature as the separate products. Read Malwarebytes Vs HitmanPro.

This post was last updated on:2016-10-24 | First Published:2016-10-13

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3 comments

  1. Just purchased and installed Hitman Pro Alert. Activation is done. Problem – initial scann afiled and I cannot get it to scan. No technical support numbers or chat anywhere that I can find.
    Can you help

    • First, try to re-install it once. If it doesn’t solve the issue then you have to contact their cusomter support. Here below we have mentioned its customer support numbers. Sophos has taken over Hitmanpro tool so that are providing the support at this point.

      1. Here is Sophos contact number:

      Technical Support

      Toll Free: 1-888-SOPHOS-9
      (1-888-767-4679)
      International: 1-781-494-5800

      2. https://www.sophos.com/en-us/company/contact/apac.aspx#china ^(https://www.sophos.com/en-us/company/contact/apac.aspx#china)

      3. Email Support: support@sophos.com
      4. You can open a support ticket from there: https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/support/contact-support.aspx ^(https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/support/contact-support.aspx)

  2. I am hitman pro user almost 2 years. Purchased their both of product hitman pro & hitman alert.
    If we take a look at their product name example hitman pro alert is just for alert job only. Nothing
    to do with scanner. The hitman pro is a real scanner. Meaning that hitman pro is a mother software
    scanner for hitman pro alert. Without hitman pro, the hitman pro alert will not function to scan.

    If you running the hitman pro alert, it requires hitman pro to do the scanning job.
    HItman pro alert function is just a alert pop-up signal.

    I can conclude that they both one in a single product. Hitman pro alert supposedly to be inside
    the hitman pro.

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