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Hitmanpro on USB FLash drive help?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:15 AM

I am trying to install Hitman Pro on a flash drive,  I go here:

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/hitmanpro/

 

and choose the 32bit option as the pc I am downloading from is 32 bit but when finished installing on the flash drive, I am seeing 3 files: Application, HitmanPro x64 and Kickstarter

 

I am first not understanding why x64 application is on the flash drive? Also, what determines which bit version should be downloaded, is the pc you are installing from or do you need to downlaod the bit version of the infected pc please?



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:58 AM

I just downloaded both versions to a usb drive on my XP machine.

The 32-bit version is named HitmanPro.exe
The 64-bit version is named HitmanPro_x64.exe

How to Create HitmanPro.Kickstart USB flash drive
HitmanPro.Kickstart User Manual
HitmanPro.Kickstart FAQs
BC Ransoneware Removal Guide using HitmanPro

You should download the version that corresponds to the bit-type of the Windows version you will be using to create the Kickstart USB drive.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:10 AM

That's what I did, my machine is 32 bit so I chose the 32 bit option so if I understand this correctly, looks like when you choose the 32 bit option, you still get the 64 bit?



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

I have not personally used the program. Since the tool is intended for use on multiple machines, I suspect the installer package may have a compiler which automatically determines whether you have a 32 or 64-bit version of Windows and will install the appropriate version when used. I know ProcessHacker and CCleaner includes both 32 and 64-bit versions when it installs.
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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:31 PM

Well, I think that's a great idea to have both versions on the drive just didn't see the need if that's the case why there would be both a 64 and 32 bit download option but thanks for the help!



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:07 PM

Again, that's my explanation since I have not actually used the program.

You're quite welcome and good luck with using it.
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Posted 07 August 2013 - 07:48 AM

Hi mystic12,

 

I am one of the developers of HitmanPro.Kickstart. Let me try to clarify the confusion.

 

The Kickstart flash drive always contains both the 32bit and 64bit versions of HitmanPro. During the boot process it is determined what type of WIndows is on the (infected) machine, and the proper version of HitmanPro is selected. This way, you can use the same Kickstart flash drive on different versions (32 / 64 bit / XP / Vista / Win7) of Windows. 

 

So during creation of the flash drive it is not important to know what version of Windows is on the infected machine you are about to use the flash drive for.

 

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:32 AM

:welcome: to BC Edwin.

 

I thought OS detection was automatic since it contained both versions and that's what I was trying to explain. Thank you for providing further clarification.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:40 AM

Yes, appreciate the info and very well explained! Can you tell me what the main difference is between the free and pro version please? Basically what I would like to know is if the pro version will do a better job of cleaning out a virus/spyware/adware than the free version?



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:09 AM

If you enabled the 30-day free trial license, you have the full functionality of HitmanPro available. During these 30-days all the functionality is available (detection and cleaning) without limitations. After the 30-day free trial has expired, HitmanPro will still scan and detect, but the removal functionality will be disabled until a valid license is present. We do not have a separate free or pro version, there is only one version :-)



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:37 AM

Ok thanks, I only installed it on a flash drive, I will try it out when next I come across a machine which requires it and if it does the job, I will purchase.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:19 PM

Great information.  Can someone tell me what size flash drive I would need to run the HitmanPro Kickstart?

 

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:34 AM

A very small flash drive (e.g. 32 Megabytes) will be enough to create a Kickstart flash drive. So any currently available flash drive is large enough to hold the Kickstart / HitmanPro data.

See also the FAQ at http://www.surfright.nl/en/kickstart for more information



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

I just downloaded hitman pro. On my computer it says trial license is activated. I created a USB but while It scans my infected computer it says trial license expired. After the scan will I be able to remove the virus? It's been scanning for 23 minutes. Is that unusual?

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:33 PM

If you enabled the 30-day free trial license, you have the full functionality (detection and cleaning) of HitmanPro available without limitations. After the 30-day free trial has expired, HitmanPro will still scan and detect, but the removal functionality will be disabled until a valid license is obtained.
 

If Activate free license is not available, please check the following causes...

SurfRight HitmanPro Support
SurfRight HitmanPro Product Key and Activation Issues
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