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Malware Hunter Pro 1.48 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Malware Hunter Pro 1.48

Detect and remove stubborn malware!
$49.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 85 (75%) 28 (25%) 33 comments

Malware Hunter Pro 1.48 was available as a giveaway on November 23, 2017!

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Malware Hunter provides comprehensive protection against all types of threats, secures your data, protects your privacy and ensures your PC remains virus-free. Hyper scan makes you enjoy a faster scanning speed. Detect and remove stubborn malware, escape the potential danger.

  • Virus Scan. Fast hyper scans, detect and remove stubborn malware.
  • Automatic updates. Automatic updates provide real-time protection so that your PC is always up to date and secure.
  • Process Protection. Aimed at the process, our protection can ensure the safe operation of your computer.

Please note: the software includes the one year license!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10





File Size:

37.3 MB



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Can we please remove this thing already, it's not even in the top 10.
Plus, I've only managed to find bad review's about it.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Hi MikeR,

From one Mike to another, what you wrote is garbage.

And there are lots of daft freebie hunters here that lap up your nonsense.

What I have to say has been said by lynn.

Just want to add that Glarysoft may want to consider legal action against you for wilful and malicios comment.

Reply   |   Comment by FU Mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

Hi everybody. :-)

The differences between this software and qihoo 360 total security are:
- 360 total security is free (with advertisements).
- GlarySoft malware hunter is also free.
- 360 total security premium (without advertisements, with privileged tech support and their tools) costs currently $30 for three pcs and for THREE years.
- Glarysoft Malware hunter PRO (has got Scheduled Scan and USB Drive Protection, while their free version hasn't them) costs $30 for three pcs and for ONE years.
- 360 total security defends 610millions of people (according to what they write on their website).
- No data on how many people are protected by glarysoft malware hunter.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

OK, Lyn. Interesting speculation. But, I am holding off judgment until I see a press release from both companies. But, press releases or not, Mike brings up enough questionable stuff that me tells myself: "Don't waste your time with this software. Don't get involved with software that has this much complications behind it. Period."

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Downloaded , but didn't install, but received code

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Jane, I am sure this is because of either your antivirus or firewall or maybe another software that refuse the downloaded program to be executed. Several times I experienced the same thing, but found out gradually how to overcome the problem, and in my case I had to stop both antivirus and firewall while downloading and executing the software. Good luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Kjell  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

This is supposed to be a one year licence. I already had v1.46 installed which was good for another 3 months. I downloaded and installed today's software, and my licence didn't change. I don't have the full year one, and still have the remainder period from the previous installation.

What should I do?

Reply   |   Comment by JimK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

JimK, The notes attached in the zip said that if you already have the program then your trial has ended

Reply   |   Comment by Shanon Burwell  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Shanon Burwell, That was an OLD trial that I used, but now want to try version 1.48. Should I uninstall my previous version then?

Reply   |   Comment by JimK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JimK, Id say yes and use a different email address to register

Reply   |   Comment by Shanon Burwell  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Brighthouse cable service [through an evil marriage] turned into Spectrum, and now has a unique way of protecting it's broadband customers -- Internet connections are so unreliable that no serious cybercriminal could be bothered with them. I mean what good's a bot net for example, that may or may not, probably won't, respond to your commands.

That said, lots of folks are probably Googling Malware Hunter Pro, & many [most?] probably came across the thread at malwaretips[.]com. This thread agrees with MikeR's post that Malware Hunter Pro uses the Avira Engine -Avira has a pretty solid ranking at av-test[.]org. So why use Malware Hunter Pro & not Avira? In a word price, or at least I expect that's how Glarysoft expects to compete... Today a 1 year 1 PC license for Avira goes for $31.19, discounted from $51.99. Also today, Malware Hunter Pro 1 year 3 PCs goes for $24.97, discounted from $49.95.


I can't say whether you should or shouldn't rely on Malware Hunter Pro, because everyone's situation is a bit different. There is not a lot of free security software out there, & much of what is available has significant caveats. If you're patient & watch the sales you can get tested & highly rated security software fairly cheap, & sometimes free after MIR. My advice, purely FWIW, is buy it that way before you need it, before your current subscription runs out. In the mean time if you need something free, you *might* prefer Malware Hunter Pro to stuff like the free versions of AVG or Kaspersky. [AVG wants to add toolbars & I don't like the GUI, while Kaspersky is surrounded by controversy.]

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Malware Hunter downloaded and installed but I never got an activation code. It's kind of useless without it.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It is interesting how many people STILL do not read the "readme" file that is included with GAOTD packages. The document tells you how to register the program. Not difficult and provided me a 1 year license to the PRO version. I've used Glary Utilities PRO for years and have had excellent results. Look forward to giving this product a try. Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike S.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Mike S., I want to say that every day almost!!

Reply   |   Comment by Todd  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)


Thank you so very much for taking the time to thoroughly work through this offering. Excellent comments and investigative prowess...

All the best

Reply   |   Comment by SalP  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

No possibility to register the program to the full version, the link does not work. Can anyone help?

Reply   |   Comment by Romuald  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

i get key, but dont have user name and cant register. :-(

Reply   |   Comment by as us  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

as us, click the link, enter your email address and key. It is under the settings tab.

Reply   |   Comment by Shanon Burwell  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded OK but as soon as I tried to register it I got dragged to the website to buy the full program. So not really a free download at all really

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Jenkins  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Robert, yes it takes you to the site to buy it. However, you already own it. It is just showing you the difference.

Reply   |   Comment by Todd  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Todd, own what? you never own this software! You rent a licence to use it.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, Just used the wrong term. My apologies.

Reply   |   Comment by Todd  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Knowing the provenance of any security software before installing it is of vital importance to every computer user. Never mind the claims that might be made for it. Look, instead, into the developer's background: does it have proven, specialist expertise in the field? Does it directly employ, or call upon, the services of a large research staff to maintain a minute-by-minute updated threat database?

Were one to look for a developer whose provenance ticks all the boxes posed by the above questions, Malwarebytes immediately comes to mind. But it's by no means the only one. As time has gone by, traditional antivirus specialists have also moved into the so-called anti-malware sector -- so-called, because after all, a threat is a threat is a threat: the days when "a virus" was the only thing to worry about have long gone.

Where today's giveaway is concerned, its Chinese developer is very obviously not an antivirus / anti-malware specialist: Registry Repair, Quick Start, Duplicate Cleaner, Disk Explorer, Undelete, Tracks Eraser, all these and more are in its product portfolio. There's nothing wrong in being a jack-of-all-trades, but being a master of none when it comes to security software can have potentially serious consequences for the user.

So. How masterful is 'Malware Hunter Pro 1.48'? The product is, according to Glarysoft's website:


"a quality software client designed to provide you with the ultimate in Virus detection and protection capabilities".

The ultimate? That's a heck of a claim to make. Yet it's not the first time I've heard it, as a visit to the website of Qihoo 360 Technology, China's single biggest security specialist readily confirms:


where the developer makes clear its intention"to provide you with the ultimate in Virus detection and protection capabilities".

The odds of two developers using the same exact wording are long. The odds of two developers making the same mistake in rendering the word 'virus' with a capital V are downright astronomic.

But coincidence seems to abound here. Not only is Glarysoft's wording the same as Qihoo's, this Glarysoft product looks uncannily similar to Qihoo's 360 Security. There is, however, a significant difference: where Qihoo sets on record just how its software protects the user:

"Integrating award-winning antivirus engines from 360 Cloud Scan Engine, 360 QVMII AI Engine, Avira and Bitdefender"

Glarysoft says nothing at all. And whereas all the citations that Qihoo makes in regard to "award winning" software are readily verifiable, Glarysoft's website claim:

"Malware Hunter is an award-winning product"

is distinctly unverifiable; I cannot find any evidence, anywhere, of any award.

All of this would be discouragement enough, but there's even more to contend with where 'Malware Hunter Pro 1.48' is concerned. Software of this kind is justifiably licensed on an annual basis to meet the cost of the overhead involved. Glarysoft wants $30 a year -- in truth, it actually wants $25, but tries to be clever at its store check-out by compulsorily bundling in a further $4 charge for what it describes as "Registration Backup Service". There's no obvious way of deleting that charge. By contrast, Qihoo massively undercuts Glarysoft at the store checkout of its anti malware product, and with no attempt, either, to sneak in an odious extra charge.

Finally: where Glarysoft is unambiguous in describing its wares as "award winning", it's notably obtuse in regard to one crucial fact cited on this page: "Automatic updates provide real-time protection". What nonsense. Real-time protection stems from real-time monitoring -- the difference, for example, between Malwarebytes Free (passive defense: depends on the user running scans) and Malwarebytes Pro (active defense: not dependent on user scans.)

In summary then: today's giveaway is from a non-specialist developer which claims for it an award or awards that cannot be verified and provides not one jot of information as to its provenance. There's no clarity as to whether Malware Hunter Pro provides any real-time active protection at all. Annual licensing (after the giveaway period expires) is considerably more than that charged by a fellow Chinese developer of proven specialist expertise . . . and there's an unsettling similarity that extends from the UI of that fellow developer to product text which makes the same grammatical error.

I trialled its "Software Update Pro" GOTD of November 6th last and found it discouraging enough, but what's being offered today is even more so: too many questions posed, too little explanation given, and so unsettling a similarity to a rival developer's wares that I'm not even going to download this.

GOTD exists as much to help its users as it exists to help its partners, so hopefully Glarysoft will take note of whatever criticisms are leveled on this thread and react to them. If it doesn't, then a developer which once enjoyed a good name for its Utilities suite is at serious risk of finding itself and its products terminally discredited. Thanks, GOTD, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+209)

Howdy Mike,

This is an EXCELLENT review and I appreciate the time you spend and the work involved. This review, I feel from the writing, is accurate and save me a good deal of messing around with this junk.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)

Just what we lesser beings need, someone with a wide knowledge base in this area and without an axe to grind
Thank you Mike, you are a star

Reply   |   Comment by Leslie Gee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

MikeR, I would have liked more information about the product itself, but thank you! I would have gone down the same path as you and found the same conclusion: too many things don't seem right about Malware Hunter and that's enough to prevent me from trying it out.

The Glarysoft web site offers no additional information about what this product does. Seems they're re-selling someone else's product and don't know much about it. I take my security software seriously, as everyone should. Does this run in the background? Does it get along with other security programs? Does it delete things it finds, or quarantine them, or tell you about them with an offer to upgrade to something more powerful to clean up a malware mess? What is its track record compared to alternatives alike Avira, Avast and AVG? Does it have a way to research the bad files it finds, or does it lock up your PC with a dialog box saying "delete the bad stuff now or ignore it forever"? Does it use heuristics to predict & prevent a zero-day problem, or does it only react to what it already knows? Is it even intended as a full anti-malware product to replace what we already use, or is designed to augment our current security?

I hope Glarysoft can learn from the comments on this site and be more forthcoming with their marketing.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

MikeR, thanks for gathering and disseminating this information. It's great to have a more complete background on this program/company.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)


While you are quite verbose, I doubt that you have given much real investigative time to your comment. To wit:


Qihoo has been described by Forbes as a confrontational and litigious company due to its involvement in various anti-competition lawsuits.[20]

The company was involved in lawsuits with Tencent,[20][21] starting with the 360 v. Tencent dispute, as well as other companies such as Baidu,[22] Emiage,[23] Sogou.[24]

The company has been accused by Anonymous of overstating the volume of traffic to its site in order to attract advertisers.[25]

The antivirus testing companies, AV-Comparatives of Austria, Germany's AV-Test and Virus Bulletin of the UK have accused Qihoo of providing for testing its anti-virus equipped with a Bitdefender engine, while the consumer version uses Qihoo's own QVM engine.[26][27]

According to documents released by Mozilla Corporation, Qihoo appears to have acquired a controlling interest in the previously Israeli-run Certificate Authority "StartCom", through a chain of acquisitions, including the chinese-owned company WoSign. WoSign also has a CA business; WoSign has been accused of poor control and misissuing certificates. Furthermore, Mozilla alleges that WoSign and StartCom are in violation of their obligations as Certificate Authorities in respect of their failure to disclose the change in ownership of StartCom; Mozilla is threatening to take action, to protect their users.[28]

It should also be noted that the Glarysoft product has been around for some time and this offering is merely a 'new' update. It should also be noted that Glarysoft is so desired by others that numerous hacks and Serial Keys are available on the internet - not so for Qihoo 360 Total Security.

I have been in contact with a Glarysoft Senior Technician (Alicia) who has now been to the GOTD website and we reviewed your comment together. Alicia is (at this moment) alerting the proper individuals of your comment and of the duplication of verbiage, including the grammatical error.

MikeR, I would suggest to you that the duplicator might not be Glarysoft. There is also the possibility that you have something to gain.

Reply   |   Comment by Lynn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Hi MikeR. :-)

QIHOO probably sold their software to glarysoft as a white-label.
That's why interface and wording are similar (if not equal).

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)


Maybe Glarysoft sold to Qihoo.

Reply   |   Comment by Lynn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Thank you for the great info, MikeR! I think I'll stick with Avast for my antivirus and Toolwiz Care for clean-up.

Reply   |   Comment by Silent Wolf  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Lynn, There is also the possibility you are a lizard alien but that is as irrelivent as the personal slur you cast against someone that seems to have upset you and your vested interests!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Hi Lynn. :-)

Glarysoft malware hunter appears in a post dated December 2015 (in 4realtorrentz.com).

360TotalSecurity first release date appears on their website as February 2014.

I doubt glarysoft sold its software and interface to qihoo before its release.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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