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Can hitman pro stop the FBI/Homeland Security virus before it runs?


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#1 thatguy38301

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:40 AM

I work as an IT Tech, and I am seeing more and more FBI/Homeland Security viruses on client PCs. To my knowledge, those viruses work as a trojan horse, seeming like a harmless image file, but hidden is the virus. Once that file is opened, it starts the virus.

My question is, if Hitman Pro is installed prior to any attack from these viruses, will it stop it before it activates and locks the PC?

I am really on the search for a viable solution to this problem, so clients will not even know the virus has hit them. Currently, we are doing as needed removal. Thanks in advance!



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:57 PM

HitmanPro is considered a second opinion malware scanner by the developer and is able to remove what is detected after obtaining a 30 day license.

HitmanPro offers you a Free Scan for a second opinion. It is designed to check if your security measures work. If nothing is found (and we sincerely hope so), then you will never need a license. When a virus is found, then you will receive a free 30-day license to remove the threat.

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HitmanPro.Kickstart is an alternative to a typical Rescue CD for removing Ransomeware. It is designed to start from a USB flash drive so it does not need to be installed on your hard drive. You do not need to logon to Windows. HitmanPro.Kickstart will start automatically after a few seconds on the logon screen when Windows wants you to enter the logon information.

HitmanPro 3.7 with Kickstart
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:24 PM

All of the things you just mentioned, I already know. But thanks for reposting them. Now that that is out of the way.........

My question was..... "Can Hitman Pro be used to prevent the FBI/Homeland Security  viruses from activating? Can it also uninstall these viruses, in the same way MSE or Avast can detect and quarantine viruses?"



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:47 PM

I have not had to use the program. Their website does not say anything about prevention.

 

The BC Ransoneware Removal Guide link I provided gives step by step instructions for using HitmanPro to create a HitmanPro kickstart USB drive in order to remove the randsomeware.

We also have other removal guides like this one: Homeland Security Ransomware Removal Guide
 

It is an alternative to a typical Rescue CD and designed to start from a USB flash so it works differently than a typical anti-virus program.

 

 


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:57 PM

@ thatguy38301 -
I am not aware of a specific program that will 100% prevent the infection from hitting you.
Most hits (infections) seem unrelated, and I do not think any company will claim to fully prevent it.

 

There are computers with paid top-line Antivirus and Antimalware programs still asking for help.
Along side these are "almost non protected" computers that have not been troubled yet

The removal of the infection is now quite within the range of D.I.Y., but that has been the limit.

You may be protected with decent Antivirus and Antimalware programs, so they are just the ones we do not see.
All companies have put a decent effort into prevention, but we are not (at this time) able to list them for sure.

 

You may be able to ask at Hitman SurfRight , but I think their reply will be the same -

 

 

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:47 PM

@ thatguy38301 -
I am not aware of a specific program that will 100% prevent the infection from hitting you.
Most hits (infections) seem unrelated, and I do not think any company will claim to fully prevent it.

 

There are computers with paid top-line Antivirus and Antimalware programs still asking for help.
Along side these are "almost non protected" computers that have not been troubled yet

The removal of the infection is now quite within the range of D.I.Y., but that has been the limit.

You may be protected with decent Antivirus and Antimalware programs, so they are just the ones we do not see.
All companies have put a decent effort into prevention, but we are not (at this time) able to list them for sure.

 

You may be able to ask at Hitman SurfRight , but I think their reply will be the same -

 

 

Thanks -

Thanks  noknojon for answering me, and giving me an answer related to my thread. Yes, I thought it was a pipe dream, but the owner of the company asked why we were getting so many anti-virus tickets. My thoughts were the same as yours, but I had to ask. It's a major issue, at least from what I have experienced at work.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

Ransomware is typically spread through a computer worm that enters through a network vulnerability, by opening a malicious email attachment or when clicking a malicious link in an email message, an instant message or on a social networking site. However, ransomware can even be installed when visitlng a malicious website. Educating users to make them aware of this will also help with prevention.
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