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Should I remove HitmanPro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,024
United States Rank #860
Reach 0.6742%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.53 days
310.55 days >
Average installed length: 163.17 days


VersionDistribution 3.24% 1.26% 2.63% 1.75% 0.51% 4.57% 0.75% 2.51% 0.05% 0.73% 3.49% 2.63% 1.66% 0.02% 0.21% 0.90% 2.12% 6.19% 3.54% 4.27% 3.36% 0.35% 2.96% 0.11% 5.26% 0.08% 0.01% 5.03% 0.76% 4.21% 1.50% 0.88% 0.01% 8.23% 0.03% 0.23% 6.21% 0.01% 5.81% 0.99% 2.18% 1.48% 0.05% 2.40% 0.51% 0.03% 0.82% 1.17% 0.09% 0.58% 0.18%
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HitmanPro 3.7

What is HitmanPro?  (from SurfRight)

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti virus software, firewalls, etc.).


HitmanPro 3.7 is a program developed by SurfRight. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is hitmanpro.exe. The software installer includes 80 files and is usually about 8.37 MB (8,776,302 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 58% of users of HitmanPro come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.surfright.com/hitmanpro
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HitmanPro
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HitmanPro\HitmanPro.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 8.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HitmanPro 3.7

Program executable:hitmanpro.exe
HitmanPro 3.7
Path:C:\Program Files\hitmanpro\hitmanpro.exe
Additional files:
  • hmpalert_2.exe - HitmanPro.Alert
  • HitmanPro35.exe - Hitman Pro (Hitman Pro 3.5)
  • HitmanPro35_x64.exe
  • HitmanPro - Copy.exe - HitmanPro (HitmanPro 3.7)
  • HitmanPro x64.exe - HitmanPro 3.6
  • HitmanPro_2.exe
  • HitmanPro_x64.exe
  • HitmanPro1.exe
  • HitmanPro36.exe
  • hmpsched.exe - HitmanPro Scheduler
  • hmpshext.dll - HitmanPro Shell Extension

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • hmpshext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HitmanPro' with a class of {D7CF1AF8-E2AD-4DA4-ACE5-77F8A58AB71D}.
Scheduled Task
  • HitmanPro.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EB36FC16-4994-4A42-924A-4E5C9AFE2C5D}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • HitmanPro.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Hitman Pro 3.5 Boot Task.
  • HitmanPro35_x64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Hitman Pro 3.5 Boot Task.
3 Services
  • HitmanPro.exe runs as a service named 'HitmanPro 3.7 Crusader (Boot)' (HitmanPro37CrusaderBoot).
  • hmpsched.exe runs as a service named 'HitmanPro Scheduler' (HitmanProScheduler) "HitmanPro Scheduler controls scheduled scans".
  • hmpalert_2.exe runs as a service named 'HitmanPro.Alert Service' (hmpalertsvc) "Web browser intrusion detection, real-time and forensics-based, watching for banking trojans and Man-in-the-Browser attacks.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HitmanPro.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HitmanPro' which loads as C:\Program Files\HitmanPro\HitmanPro.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • HitmanPro.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HitmanPro\HitmanPro.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:31.96 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010415009%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00092325%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011825%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:90,569
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:535 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:83 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.53 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00001800%
CPU cycles/sec:111,702

How do I remove HitmanPro?

You can uninstall HitmanPro from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HitmanPro 3.7, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HitmanPro.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.83%
Windows 10 40.25%
Windows Vista 4.24%
Windows XP 3.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.01%
Windows 8.1 11.11%
Windows 10 Home 10.63%
Windows 7 Professional 9.42%
Windows 10 Pro 5.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.58%
  Netherlands 5.99%
  United Kingdom 5.95%
  Germany 3.44%
  Canada 3.26%
  Australia 2.43%
  Italy 1.81%
  Russia 1.48%
  Belgium 1.13%
  Sweden 0.85%
  Brazil 0.79%
  India 0.74%
  Poland 0.70%
  Spain 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.75%
Dell 22.35%
Acer 15.79%
ASUS 10.05%
Toshiba 7.91%
Lenovo 4.85%
Samsung 3.02%
Intel 1.19%
MSI 0.78%
American Megatrends 0.62%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.52%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.13%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.60%


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