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Need older version of Hitman Pro with Kickstart


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#1 creid145

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:46 AM

The newer versions of Hitman Pro do not include Kickstart, not a smart move that I can see, so there is no longer an option to create a bootable CD or USB. My question is pretty simple. 

 

Does anyone know where I can get a legal copy of an older version so I can create a bootable kickstart USB?

 

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 01:44 AM

Tried here? https://www.hitmanpro.com/downloads.aspx

HitmanPro 3.7 with Kickstart
For 32-bit versions Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2010


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HitmanPro 3.7 with Kickstart (64-bit)
For 64-bit (x64) versions of Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2010


9.9 MB for 32 bit and 10.8 MB for 64 bit versions

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 02:04 AM

The reason kickstart was removed...

 

 

The Kickstart functions no longer work properly due to updates by Microsoft.

We will remove the feature in the next build until Kickstart is needed again to get past screenlocker malware (which is no longer prevalent). Then we will invest into making Kickstart work again on recent versions of Windows.

 

 

https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/hitman-pro-support-and-discussion-thread.236732/page-292#post-2622646



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 02:07 AM

License holders can also check with oldversion and oldapps dot com -- I believe any current HitmanPro license can be applied to an older version.  I'm using Windows 7 Pro, which my Kickstart still works with.


Edited by RolandJS, 16 January 2017 - 01:29 AM.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:50 AM

Since the developer states they removed Kickstart due to functions no longer working properly...anyone who downloads and runs the standalone version does so at their own risk.
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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:40 PM

Thanks for all the information

 

Since there was a good reason to quit supplying kickstart I do not see the sense in trying to find a way to use it. However, that leaves me a new question and perhaps the need to create a new thread.

 

Does anyone know of a good bootable virus, malware, ransomware program?

 

I need something I can use on a computer that will boot but has extensive virus infection or perhaps will not boot at all but I can get into the bios to change the boot sequence so the CD and USB are the first and second choices.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

LiveCD/Rescue CD/USB utilities are tools provided by most anti-virus vendors to assist with difficult to remove malware without having to boot into Windows. They are primarily used to boot from and repair unbootable or damaged systems, rescue data, and scan the system for malware infections. With a bootable virus scanning utility, you create a flash drive or CD/DVD disc from a working computer and then use it on an infected machine to scan the hard drive for malware. These types of utilities permit offline scanning which can disinfect malware from outside the infected Windows system. The advantage of offline scans is that they can be used when the malware is not running and interfering with the clean-up process. Rescue CD’s typically come as an ISO image file that can be written to a CD or installed on a USB flash drive which is then used to boot-up the computer to run the live operating system in memory. However, there are some issues to be aware of...see Linux Rescue CD: a help or a hinderance?


List of Anti-virus vendors that offer free LiveCD/Rescue CD utilities


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:17 PM

We've used the Kick starter here at our retail store. I'd recommend not using it for now until it's updated. We have run into a few issues with it within the last week or 2 specifically.



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 01:04 PM

Wise move...I don't know why anyone would want to take a chance and risk encountering issues when there are other alternatives available.
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:29 PM

Wise move...I don't know why anyone would want to take a chance and risk encountering issues when there are other alternatives available.

I'm using Windows 7 and my HitmanPro/HitmanPro Alert/Kickstart worked for Windows 7 from day one.

Otherwise, yes, if current version HitmanPro's Kickstart is not working for Windows 8 or 10, why roll back to an earlier version if other alternatives are available?  The only reason that I ever rolled back to something was because I wanted to squeeze every dollar out of my 3-year license.


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:36 PM

erikloman replied in Oct 2016 to a Windows 7 user who had problems with Kickstart when he said the Kickstart functions no longer work properly due to updates by Microsoft. He did not provide any further details or indicate which updates.
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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:49 AM

...Kickstart functions no longer work properly due to updates by Microsoft...

Ahhh, I forgot that post piece -- perhaps a rollback of a couple of WUs might be in order?


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:56 AM

erikloman never specified which updates were causing the issue. Before taking that approach  it might be a good idea for someone to ask him which ones.


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

Many folks that are looking for 'safe' bootable options are unaware that MS offers a bootable Defender ISO....although naturally, nothing is certain to work against every single newest ransomware, etc...; but , Defender has successfully blocked a few ransomware variants, entirely possible many of the more common variants might be detected in a detailed Defender scan...

 

Bootable Defender- https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17466/windows-defender-offline-help-protect-my-pc

 

 

 

There is always the Kaspersky bootable , as well....

https://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 06:44 PM

Information about Windows Defender Offline, including instructions on how to create a bootable CD/DVD, USB Flash Drive or ISO File and perform a scan is provided in the "Comprehensive List of 26 Bootable Antivirus Rescue CDs for Offline Scanning" and "17 Bootable Antivirus for "Your Computer has been locked!" Ransomware" links provided above. It's actually more well known than you think and often referred to folks who do their own malware cleaning at many forums.
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