Question Hitman Pro worth it?

ng4ever

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Like I mean using the paid version not the nagware free part that can only scan and not remove anything.

Does it matter if you don't go to shady websites or download shady things ?
 

Kongo

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Like I mean using the paid version not the nagware free part that can only scan and not remove anything.

Does it matter if you don't go to shady websites or download shady things ?
I would say it's worth it, even if your browsing habits are quite safe. It also removes tracking cookies and some types of adware if you care about that.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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I don't think it's worth to pay for it anymore.
It's a fast scanner, used it last week and it detected some adware on my son's laptop.
Cleaned that with AdwCleaner.
Other good second opinion scanners are Norton Power Eraser (handle with care, can have false positives) and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool.
 

plat

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I've posted this before but it merits repeating (hope I'm not being delusional). HitmanPro can and does detect many tracking cookies, which I've found absolutely useful in determining how and what to do with my browser and content-blocker configurations. (You can, however, disable scanning for cookies in HMP settings.) Edit to add: this should be also in the Free version of HMP.

For example: scorecard research tracker--with uBlock Origin, it is necessary to bump Edge back up to Strict in Settings in order to block it without piling on the blocklists in uBO.

Nowadays my focus is on the browser and how to toughen it up without compromising speed and connectivity.
 
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