Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by tgell, Dec 8, 2010.
Does anybody know why Hitman Pro was dropped from the MRG product comparison page?
Hazarding some guess's
Maybe Erik forgot to pay his subscriptions or more than likely since the test was based on realtime protection against ITW malware then having an on demand scanner included made the test model look very unprofessional.
Detecting a file by on demand scanning is not protection..it is simply detection after the attack has occured
it's not because you have a file sitting on your desktop with trojans in it that you have been "attacked".
This very question was raised in the MRG forums by a poster some days ago which was never answered in the first place and today when I was going through the MRG forum threads, that particular post ceased to exist.
By the way, BluePoint and PE Guard are also missing from the tests of late.
From the MRG tests:
The test had two phases, On Demand scan and if missed, then the sample was executed in Real Time.
This means every vendor in those tests have the opportunity to first detect the sample ON DEMAND and when undetected they can detect it while the sample is being EXECUTED. Since the test states it has an ON DEMAND part, it is not illogical for Hitman Pro to be included. So the test is not unprofessional at all.
Also, I think I am not alone when I say that Hitman Pro is disadvantaged by the fact it has only ON DEMAND. But despite this it still manages to detect almost every sample due to the multi-vendor approach.
Hitman Pro does not offer protection since it is ON DEMAND. And I think you mean that most people use Hitman Pro AFTER the computer was infected to clean things up, as that is what Hitman Pro is all about: take out the malware.
But you can use Hitman Pro as an ON DEMAND scanner just as any other ON DEMAND scanner. You can use it also BEFORE an attack.
MRG now offers a more formal model for their tests. We are looking into this so that we can be included in their tests again.
nice to know erikthanks
Not so! I use Hitman to scan all downloads BEFORE installing them. Used thusly, Hitman gives VERY good protection.
In point of fact, a carefully structured security wall can be quite strong even with NO real-time AV running.
I've got a very old free version of HitMan Pro that works on Win 9x/ME PCs.
This is good stuff! Which version stopped working on 9x/ME?
except when you are infected with stealthy Drive-by downloads or in a compromised local network alas vulnerabilities or holes
Wise man speaks, others should listen.
For value, (free/paid) speed, ease of use, detection rates, HMP is a fantastic security product. Hopefully they keep it on-demand.
agree with bellgamin and Saraceno agree with you too
Thats why Bell also uses Tiny Watcher for registry and file changes.
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