Most people are concerned about the safety of their computer and do the best research they can about the security software they should install. In doing so, they may find themselves paying a lot of money for antivirus (AV) software that isn’t always effective. This is not because the products they choose are poor quality. The average user, regardless of his or her technical capability, really has no clue about what it is they actually need.
The result is usually a product that not only fails to meet the user’s expectations, but one which conflicts with other installed apps while potentially compromising or damaging their valuable information. This is perhaps the greatest selling-point of Hitman Pro by Sophos. It works as a supplementary or “second-opinion” scanner, adding an extra layer of protection to your device without having to be installed. Hitman Pro picks up threats that escape the detection of traditional AV apps, getting rid of adware, spyware, rootkits and trojans—all without writing anything to your hard disk.
Hitman Pro: Under the Hood
Hitman Pro is portable software, which essentially means it can be executed from your hard drive or removable media without first being installed. This is good for compatibility among the different apps you might use, as well as for averting the implications of malware infestation (like the inability to install new software). But it may very well pose a limitation in some cases, and is the reason why it is often touted as a supplementary security tool. Traditional AV apps write configuration and settings files to your hard disk as a part of their implementation and strategy. Hitman Pro, on the other hand, works locally or remotely without clashing with the security apps you already have in place.
We believe the following points are the best features of the Hitman Pro antivirus solution: