is a security tool that checks browser integrity and alerts users when malware has intruded the browser. HitmanPro.Alert runs as a service and warns if the browser has been compromised and is unsafe to use for online banking or shopping. The alert will not block the malware
itself from installing since the program is not designed to be an anti-virus or anti-malware tool. If suspicious behavior is detected, HitmanPro.Alert's CryptoGuard will block it
...including the encryption of files. CryptoGuard is actually the name of the kernel driver component installed by HitmanPro.Alert that mitigates a crypto-ransomware attack...it is a filter driver which monitors the file system and looks for suspicious file operations at the file system level. When suspicious behavior is detected, the process's ability to rename, write or delete files is blocked and an Alert is presented to warn the user. So even while ransomware is active, CryptoGuard protects all documents and files
on the computer and will block crypto attacks
against them. To remove the malware infection, you have to download and run HitManPro or another anti-malware scanner.
There is an entire topic devoted to HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard
and other Authorized SurfRight Reps. (eengels
) post updates and answers questions. There is also a HitmanPro.Alert Support and Discussion topic here
With that said, the correct way to remove most programs is from within its program group Uninstall shortcut in Start Menu > All Programs
or by using Programs and Features
) in Control Panel, so always check there first
. In most cases, using the uninstaller of the software not only removes it more effectively, but it also restores many changed configuration settings
Reboot when done and delete the Program folder if it still exists.
Alternatively, you can use a third-party utility like Revo Uninstaller Free or Portable
and follow these instructions
for using it. Revo provides a listing of all installed software by installation date and when removing a program, Revo does a more comprehensive job of searching for and removing related registry entries, files and folders.