Q&A Do HitmanPro and Zemana Antimalware need active data connection for scanning?

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  1. KillerSpy007

    KillerSpy007 Level 1

    Dec 29, 2017
    Windows 10
    #1 KillerSpy007, Jan 2, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 3, 2018
    Do HitmanPro and Zemana Antimalware need active data connection for scanning?
    Do they offer offline scanning?
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  2. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37

    Dec 4, 2013
    Southern California (east of Los Angeles)
    Windows 10
    Realtime protections would require being connected.
    If used as secondary scanners, you would connect in order to update their database files.
    Additionally, here is an excerpt of a thread from bleepingcomputer.com :
    • "...Zemana has partnered with SurfRight, and incorporated SurfRight's proven Hitman Pro 3 technology into Zemana Anti-Malware. Zemana Anti-Malware was designed to be used in conjunction with other malware-fighting programs."
    Read more: Had Zemana antimalware real time protection on while also having Emsisoft on - Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, and Privacy Software

    I recommend taking advantage of the benefits of UAC (User Activated Control) by using it set (at least) to default.
    In addition, you might consider
    VoodooShield™ - The User-Friendly Toggling Computer Lock.

    Am I correct in noting you do not have realtime protections because you opt not to be connected online?

    Either way, thank you for sharing & allowing us to share with you.:D
  3. roger_m

    roger_m Level 13

    Dec 4, 2014
    Windows 10
    Zemana does, I'm not sure about HMP.
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  4. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 24

    Apr 1, 2017
    Windows 10
    Both of them need an internet connection because they are cloud-based Antimalware.
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