HitmanPro | Caretaker Antispam
HitmanPro offers home users a free one-time license, valid for thirty days, to remove the malicious software that was found on the computer.
This one-time free license can be deployed from the License tab under Settings:
You do not receive a product key to activate the free license. Simply click on Activate free license to automatically activate the free license.
If Activate free license
is not available, please check the following causes:
The one-time free license has already been used and is expired
Please purchase a commercial license in our Shop to remove the malicious software from your computer.
The computer is member of a business network (domain)
As stated in the End User License Agreement (EULA) of Hitman Pro, the one-time free license may only be used for personal, non-commercial purposes (home users).
To support the license terms we have added technology to detect whether or not the computer is a member of a business network (domain).
This means that when the computer is part of a domain, the one-time free license is not available.
If your computer is a domain member (part of a business network), please visit our Shop and purchase an 'Enterprise License' or 'Incident License' pack.
Activate Product Key
If you haven't installed HitmanPro on your computer yet: Download HitmanPro and choose Run to start the program.
In HitmanPro, click on Settings and select the License tab:
Copy the Product Key from the license email and paste it in the corresponding field in HitmanPro.
Instead of copying and pasting, you can also enter your Product Key manually. Note: You must also enter the dashes.
Click on the Activate button.
If error code 20 appears, try again. If It still doesn't after 3 times, follow the instructions on this page.
Automatic Update Fails
Because HitmanPro uses advanced behavioral analysis and cloud technology, the virus definitions to verify threats are always up-to-date; there are no local virus definitions.
If there is a new version of the HitmanPro program available (with e.g. new features), all users will updated automatically.
If the automatic update fails, remove HitmanPro from your computer and download the latest version from our website: Downloads.
Scan multiple computers on a business network
HitmanPro offers many command-line options that you can use to automate the program. Example:
"C:\Program Files\HitmanPro\HitmanPro36.exe" /clean /quiet
For a complete list of command-line switches and a guide on how to scan multiple computers on a business network, please follow the instructions mentioned in the Command-line Reference for Network Managers available on our Downloads page.
It offers some examples on how you can easily integrate HitmanPro into your network.
Visit our Shop to purchase 'Enterprise' of 'Incident' licenses for your company.
Please contact us for free assistance if you have a virus outbreak and want to integrate HitmanPro into your network.
Custom scan schedule using the Windows Task Scheduler
First, disable the built-in scheduled scan in HitmanPro:
Click on the Settings button and select the Scan tab.
Uncheck Run a scheduled scan on my computer.
Now follow these steps to create your own schedule (Windows XP example):
- Click Start on the taskbar and select Control Panel.
- Choose Performance and Maintenance and click on Scheduled Tasks.
- Double-click on Add Scheduled Task.
- Click Next.
- Click Browse...
- Look in C:\Program Files\HitmanPro, select HitmanPro36.exe and click Open.
- Type a name for this task, choose when it should be performed and click Next.
- Select time and day and click Next.
- Enter your name and password and click Next.
- Check Open advanced properties... and click Finish.
- Add the command line options /scan and /quiet to the Run field. Example:
"C:\Program Files\HitmanPro\HitmanPro36.exe" /scan /quiet
- Click OK.
Done. Hitman Pro will now automatically scan the computer at the configured date(s) and time.
Published: January 1, 2006. Updated: June 19, 2012.