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Should I remove HitmanPro.Alert?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,210
United States Rank #6,197
Reach 0.1269%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.68 days
285.55 days >
Average installed length: 150.03 days


VersionDistribution 0.16% 0.08% 0.08% 0.04% 0.20% 0.12% 0.20% 0.28% 0.60% 0.32% 0.08% 0.52% 0.12% 0.04% 0.08% 0.76% 0.04% 0.16% 0.48% 0.80% 0.36% 0.20% 0.80% 0.12% 0.04% 0.60% 0.16% 1.72% 2.04% 1.12% 0.88% 0.72% 0.44% 0.08% 0.04% 0.08% 0.76% 0.04% 0.08% 0.04% 67.27% 1.40% 0.44% 0.04% 0.28% 2.52% 0.04% 0.08% 0.32% 0.08% 11.27%
54 versions

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What is HitmanPro.Alert?  (from SurfRight)

HitmanPro.Alert is a free tool that checks the browser integrity and alerts users when secure online banking and shopping is no longer guaranteed. HitmanPro.Alert will instantly detect over 99% of all known and new banking Trojans. It automatically informs users when critical system functions are diverted to untrusted...  Read more


HitmanPro.Alert is a program developed by SurfRight. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is hmpalert.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.68 MB (1,759,168 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 29% of users of HitmanPro.Alert come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hitmanpro.com/alert
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HitmanPro.Alert
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HitmanPro.Alert\hmpalert.exe" /uninstall
Estimated size: 1.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HitmanPro.Alert

Program executable:hmpalert.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hitmanpro.alert\hmpalert.exe
Additional files:
  • hmpalertold.exe - HitmanPro.Alert
  • HitmanPro.exe - HitmanPro (HitmanPro 3.7)
  • HitmanProBeta_x64.exe
  • hmpalert_x64.dll - HitmanPro.Alert 64-bit Support Library
  • hmpalert_x86.dll - HitmanPro.Alert 32-bit Support Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • hmpalert.exe runs as a service named 'HitmanPro.Alert service' (hmpalertsvc) "Realtime inbraakdetectie voor webbrowsers en bescherming tegen aanvallen op softwarelekken.".
  • HitmanProBeta_x64.exe runs as a service named 'HitmanPro 3.7 Crusader' (HitmanPro37Crusader) "Provides malicious software removal services for HitmanPro.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • hmpalert.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HitmanPro.Alert' and executes as C:\Program Files\HitmanPro.Alert\hmpalert.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hmpalert.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HitmanPro.Alert\hmpalert.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.51 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001809641%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008083%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010013%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,643,592
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:27.67 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.64 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove HitmanPro.Alert?

You can uninstall HitmanPro.Alert 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.Alert, 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.Alert.

Auto-starting? 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 57.74%
Windows 10 34.89%
Windows Vista 4.19%
Windows XP 3.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.64%
Windows 8.1 12.46%
Windows 7 Professional 11.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.28%
Windows 10 Home 7.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.47% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 29.47%
  United States 28.96%
  Netherlands 14.42%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Italy 2.22%
  Canada 1.85%
  Australia 1.81%
  Belgium 1.70%
  Austria 1.55%
  France 1.52%
  Switzerland 0.92%
  Sweden 0.74%
  Brazil 0.59%
  India 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 19.55%
Dell 19.33%
Hewlett-Packard 19.18%
Medion 11.67%
ASUS 8.77%
Toshiba 5.65%
Lenovo 3.49%
Samsung 3.12%
Intel 1.78%
American Megatrends 0.97%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.73%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.02%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.49%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.31%

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ardsurover a year ago
I have 2 Q. -in memory I see that , hmpalert uses 139,192K; is this normal or too much; running windowsXP-SP3? -I do run , but see that a newer version is available. should I upgade??