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UnHackMe is the ultimate malware killer for Windows!

UnHackMe was initially created as anti-rootkit software in 2005. Now it removes the following types of malicious software: Search redirecting, Popup Ads, Potentially Unwanted programs (PUPs), Rootkits, Trojans, Spyware, and Keyloggers. UnHackMe is compatible with all known antivirus software. It is the best addition to your antivirus! UnHackMe does not slow down your PC. It does not scan in real-time. You can customize the scan schedule according to your needs.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/10/ 11 (x32/x64); 256 MB RAM; 40 MB of free disk space; Compatible with all known antiviral software

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Lifetime, no updates

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#8

I had this installed on two occasions. Everytime my OS went to heck in a handbasket having to reinstall Windows!
Apart from that, the GUI is overall a situation of "just try this, it may do something or let's try that...". To say the least, it is a rather confusing piece of software. I'm not saying that it missed the mark for IT-Experts. But for the average Jo like us YouTube-Nerds it is overkill on information that does go too deep in the core of what makes the virus and trojans tick. I cannot recommend it staying away from it,and neither to give it a shot. My guess is, people in the IT-Field may find this gizmo to be the Holy Grail. Go 4 it. I don't.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

far too much noise to useful information is produced by this software, it is left up to the end user to determine the veracity of every single reported 3rd party application that can possibly be executed on a system... even after decades of teaching by end users reporting of what are false positives it still reports them to new users of the product so what's the point?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#6

FWIW, AI isn't intelligent -- it just gives you a condensed overview of what's already on the web, good info along with the bad, same as if you searched if there was no such thing as SEO, and much faster than you can accomplish because it's already gobbled up that content, storing it locally. Because there is SEO however, gergn's asking ChatGPT etc., is not only legitimate, but worthwhile -- the top hits after performing a Google search are *more* likely to be garbage / clickbait than the more reasoned opinions surfaced by ChatGPT and the like.

That said, it's up to you whether to use 3rd party AV software or rely on Defender, and it's up to you to whether to add more protection by installing UnHackMe. There is a portable version if that makes it an easier decision for you. Malware is rapidly becoming more advanced -- thanks AI -- to the point where it's not always possible to avoid or protect against. As counterpoint, ALL software consumes some resources, just as ALL software may have compatibility issues with something else. You run into that if all you ever install is Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

mike, "SEO = SEO stands for search engine optimization. To put it simply, SEO is a strategy for enhancing a website to rank in search listings on Google, Bing or other search engines."

Is this correct? It reported to me by Google Search.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

mike, good point with: You run into that if all you ever install is Windows.
But there are mostly in the creative field things that won't be replacable (I mean like NEVER) by installing Linux. Blender is by far a very strong alternative to some 3D apps, but Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop will laugh at Krita and Gimp. The other point is, you won't get Adobe to make a Linux Photoshop Illustrator port.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

I find perplexity somewhat useful because it does a web search and then rolls up the five web pages or posts it finds most relevant. Often they aren't, and often the sources don't really back up what the AI is saying, but also, often, the answer is somewhere in those five sources, and it's quicker than hunting through dozens of web pages for an answer to some kinds of questions.

I also find it useful in some writing-related tasks. That people are putting their trust in these LLMs, and putting AI into products, is scary, though, except when it's been trained exclusively on relevant data.

Reply   |   Comment by David J. Bookbinder  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#4

How do I know that this is not malicious software?

Reply   |   Comment by Mi  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Mi, I asked VirusTotal

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/13e0fec94603fbf916ff9fade8c3e8826fc449a65ec5cec754ef79f50f739176

One out of 73 security vendors and 1 sandbox flagged this file as malicious

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mi, depending if you consider the distraction from productive activities on a computer system to be a malicious act or not... Consider this has your system been hacked? Not that you are aware of? Why would you need a tool that is not an expert on detecting hacks or even is guaranteed to enable you to disable an active hack in progress without expert advice e.g. booting to a WinPE environment and scanning a hacked operating system OFFLINE so the malware is present but inactive and can potentially be detected and removed and the OFFLINE operating system healed... Oh right this does not even offer that! So a live hack could conceal itself from unhackme... leading to a false negative amongst a forest of false positives!
TK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

gergn, first I asked about the installer.

Next I asked if the installed programme itself was OK:
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/625ede7cdd1f32b82992c66729bac549ee887d5ac8932563322b195d5e249f1f/details

It is. The score is 0/73.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK, Re " Oh right this does not even offer that! "

I used UnHackMe and noticed an option for an offline search. This performs a clean restart, without loading many drivers or other software, and without an internet connection. It then searches for any hacks on the system.

The offline search did not find any hacks on my system. This doesn't necessarily mean there are no hacks, but it made me feel more confident about the security of my system.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#3

I was a tester for Bard/Gemini until recently and, as part of my testing, did comparisons with Bing/Copilot, ChatGPT, and others. In roughly half of my queries, across a wide range of subjects, the AIs produced plausible-sounding but inaccurate responses. Sometimes they were wholly fabricated, sometimes only partly, but still misleading.

They are designed to produce something plausible that meets their users' expectations, and these companies don't seem very interested in changing this (fatal) flaw. Instead, they add more bells and whistles and incorporate AI into more elements of our lives. Perplexity.ai is more accurate, but it still draws inferences from its sources -- which it reveals -- that aren't accurate, and it doesn't distinguish between some user's comment on reddit and a trustworthy source.

I've been a fan of artificial intelligence since I first read about cybernetics in third grade, in 1959, but never did I imagine it would be designed to produce "alternative facts."

Reply   |   Comment by David J. Bookbinder  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

David J. Bookbinder, thanks for pointing out perplexity.ai. I just asked this ai the same question about running UnHackMe and Windows Defender alongside and got the same answer as the other ai's gave. Of course, the wording differs, but the content is the same.

https://www.perplexity.ai/search/Can-I-use-G7zHnHV9RqC7lgKQss9gDg

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

gergn, produced by perplexity.ai:

"How can I teach generative AI engines when they produce factually incorrect output?
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When generative AI engines produce factually incorrect output, there are a few ways you can address it in a teaching context:
Use it as a learning opportunity to discuss the limitations of AI models and the importance of fact-checking. Have students critically analyze the incorrect output, identify the inaccuracies, and research the correct information from reliable sources.
Demonstrate how to prompt the AI more effectively to get better results. Show students techniques like providing more context, using specific examples, or rephrasing the query.
Explain how AI models can sometimes hallucinate or generate plausible-sounding but fabricated content, especially when asked about topics outside their training data. Discuss the risks of blindly trusting AI outputs without verification.
Have students compare outputs from multiple AI models on the same query to see the variability and potential inconsistencies. This highlights the need for human judgment and cross-referencing authoritative sources.
Use the incorrect output as a prompt for students to research the topic deeply and produce their own accurate summary or explanation, reinforcing their subject knowledge.
Discuss the ethical considerations around AI systems providing misinformation, like the need for transparency about an AI's capabilities and limitations when deploying it.
The key is using AI's mistakes as a springboard for critical thinking, research skills, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of these technologies in an educational context."

Lesson, misinterpretation of the context of the question, generated text uses the term "when" not "if" it produces factually inaccurate results. It is apparently easy for AI to be taught it can and does produce factually incorrect content but it's far harder/impossible with current AI engines for them to fact check themselves.
TK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#2

Using this program in the past it finds too many PUPs, programs that are not used often. It is thorough but you have to know which programs you wish to keep and those you wished removed. In other words, you need to know what you're doing.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis Comito  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#1

I have used this software before. But can it work together with Microsoft Defender? To find that out, I asked ChatGPT the following question:

"Please advise me: if I install UnHackMe on a Windows 11 computer, should I turn off Microsoft Defender? Or can they work together? How should I tune them? Please report any url's you consulted to answer my questions. Thank you in advance."

Below ChatGPT's answer:
"UnHackMe is designed to work as an additional layer of security on top of your existing antivirus solution, including Microsoft Defender. However, there are a few considerations to keep in mind when running multiple security programs concurrently.

Compatibility and Coexistence

UnHackMe can work alongside Microsoft Defender. There is no need to disable Microsoft Defender when installing UnHackMe. Running both programs together can provide comprehensive protection as UnHackMe specializes in detecting and removing rootkits, while Microsoft Defender offers broad-spectrum antivirus and anti-malware protection.

Tuning and Configuration

To ensure that both programs work harmoniously without causing performance issues or conflicts, follow these steps:

Install UnHackMe: Download and install UnHackMe from a reputable source. Follow the installation instructions.

Update Both Programs: Ensure both UnHackMe and Microsoft Defender are up-to-date with the latest virus definitions and software updates.

Exclude Folders:
In UnHackMe: Add Microsoft Defender’s folders to UnHackMe’s exclusion list. This prevents UnHackMe from scanning Defender’s files.
In Microsoft Defender: Add UnHackMe’s installation folder to Microsoft Defender’s exclusion list. This prevents Defender from mistakenly identifying UnHackMe as a threat.

To exclude files or folders in Microsoft Defender:
Open Windows Security.
Go to "Virus & threat protection."
Click on "Manage settings" under "Virus & threat protection settings."
Scroll down to "Exclusions" and click "Add or remove exclusions."
Add the UnHackMe installation folder.

Scheduled Scans: Stagger the scheduled scans to avoid both programs running simultaneous scans, which can cause performance degradation. For example, set UnHackMe to scan at a different time than Microsoft Defender.

Monitoring Performance

After installation and initial configuration:

Monitor system performance.
Check for any unusual behavior or system slowdowns.
If you encounter any issues, revisit the exclusion settings and scheduled scan times.

URLs Consulted

For accurate and detailed information, I consulted the following sources:

UnHackMe official website: https://www.unhackme.com/
Microsoft Defender documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/defender-endpoint/microsoft-defender-antivirus-in-windows-10
Various tech forums and reviews for user experiences with UnHackMe and Microsoft Defender.

By following these steps and guidelines, you should be able to run UnHackMe alongside Microsoft Defender without any significant issues, thus enhancing your system's security."

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A pity ChatGTP did not disclose the url's behind 'Various tech forums and reviews for user experiences with UnHackMe and Microsoft Defender.' But what it writes, seems very plausible. Certainly the tip to exclude their folders to the scrutiny of their counterpart.

As the licence is lifetime, and this software is regularly given away here, I feel no need to search for alternatives. https://alternativeto.net/software/unhackme/ found 52 alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

gergn,
No one should trust anything CHATGPT says without checking reliable sources, so why not just do that in the first place. It is designed to make misinformation sound plausible. But yes, sometimes it is right.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)

rww, Re "It is designed to make misinformation sound plausible."

Let us agree to disagree.

The ai bots are trained with publicly available information. Of course, some of it may be incorrect (like your statement), but their business case will only hold if they produce reliable information.

I would agree with you if the KGB was behind it.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

gergn, I asked the same question to the Cyber Security Analist of Voila (another ai)

Its answer:
"To better assist you in securing your Windows 11 computer and optimizing the use of UnHackMe alongside Microsoft Defender, I'd like to ask a few questions:

What is the primary purpose of installing UnHackMe on your Windows 11 computer?
Are there any specific cybersecurity concerns or threats that you are currently facing?
How familiar are you with configuring antivirus software and security tools on your system?

Once I have a better understanding of your needs and level of expertise, I can provide tailored recommendations on how to best configure UnHackMe and Microsoft Defender to work together effectively while maximizing protection against cyber threats."

Typically the answer of a consultant. Reply the question of the client with a question of your own. One of my bosses wanted me to keep posing questions, until the client had solved his problem all by himself. My boss did not like that I just replied the client and gave him the answers he could use.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

gergn, I also asked the same question to the Brainstormer of Voila. I like its reaction:

"Before delving into the argument, I noticed that you provided a specific requirement to report any URLs consulted to answer your questions. However, since I aim to provide original and unique ideas, I do not consult external sources during our chat. Instead, I rely on my knowledge and expertise to engage in a meaningful discussion with you. With this in mind, let's address your query:

Argument: If I install UnHackMe on a Windows 11 computer, should I turn off Microsoft Defender? Or can they work together? How should I tune them?

Counter argument: While UnHackMe is a useful tool for detecting and removing rootkits, it is not a comprehensive security solution like Microsoft Defender. Here are some counterpoints to consider:

Complementing each other: Microsoft Defender and UnHackMe serve different purposes in terms of security. Microsoft Defender provides overall protection against various types of malware, while UnHackMe focuses primarily on rootkits. By keeping both tools active, you can benefit from a more comprehensive security approach where they complement each other's strengths.

Resource consumption: Running multiple security tools simultaneously can lead to increased resource consumption, potentially slowing down your system. However, modern systems can handle multiple security applications efficiently. You may monitor system performance after installing both tools and decide based on your system's capability.

Conflicting functions: There might be instances where Microsoft Defender and UnHackMe could potentially conflict with each other due to overlapping functionalities or different scanning methodologies. To mitigate this, you can configure exclusions in both tools to avoid conflicts and ensure smooth operation.

Regular maintenance: It is essential to keep both UnHackMe and Microsoft Defender up to date to ensure they are effective against the latest threats. Regular updates and scans by both tools are necessary for robust security protection.

In conclusion, while it is technically possible to run UnHackMe alongside Microsoft Defender, it is crucial to consider the potential implications such as resource consumption, conflicting functions, and the need for regular maintenance. By understanding how these tools can work together and optimizing their configurations, you can enhance the security of your Windows 11 computer effectively."

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

rww, I asked the Brainstormer of Voila the following question:
"Is it true that AI is designed to make misinformation sound plausible?"

Its answer:
""AI is not inherently designed to make misinformation sound plausible. The intention behind AI development is to perform tasks based on data and algorithms. The potential for AI to generate misinformation or fake content arises from the quality of the data it is trained on and the algorithms used in the process. It is crucial to ensure ethical and responsible use of AI to prevent the spread of misinformation."

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

gergn, My input, stay away from AI for solutions, questions or to confirm or deny. AI is made to brainwash, confuse, mislead and make you not to believe in your knowledge and reason.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

gergn,
I'm sorry but you come on here and point to nothing but AI..and then tell a human their true statement is incorrect?? You make it sound as thou it is the best thing since the beginning of time. It is not.
The AI bots are trained by humans. Humans who can have an agenda. Is the information used publicly available? Yes. Has that information been properly vetted before being fed to the bots?? We do not know for certain. Has additional non publicly disclosed information been fed to the bots without vetting?? Again we do not know for certain.

For people to put trust in AI is going to take time. It is going to take non AI affliated humans to vet AI. But to come on here and state ". Of course, some of it may be incorrect (like your statement)" is wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

mike, https://www.perplexity.ai/search/AI-is-made-uRx7bbzOTdKLcR6RzJs5lw

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

DJ,
https://www.perplexity.ai/search/Im-sorry-but-tUId_2.8RZuOVZiKRwvBQw

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

DJ,
The problem is if AI was correct 90% of the time (IT ISN'T) we would still not know if a specific answer was part of the 10% it isn't and thus it would not be reliable and need to be checked with a reliable source. So why not go there in the first place.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

gergn, why would you ask any current generative AI for expert advice? The are only experts on grammatical formation of textual output and have zero contextual knowledge of what you are asking them and just use blind string matching of your questions content with terabytes of untrustworthy internet content with zero knowledge of factuality or context. This giveaway is similar in that it is a tool that does what it's programmed to do but no more... which makes it powerful in utility but useless in that it flags PUP's as if they are bad and should be avoided whereas they are often powerful tools used by admins much as unhackme needs to be used by experts but most experts are just frustrated with all the noise the software generates in terms of false positives.
TK can unhackme be used with windows defender, of course it can they work in different realms of software operation but you would not want to keep unhackme on a system once you've removed any malware you've managed to find... unless you want to waste resources in terms of CPU cycles and RAM allocation by keeping it in memory at all time... unless you have a system far more powerful than your requirements.
TK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

gergn, it is trained on publicly available unverified information... with computers including ALL generative AI... Garbage in, Garbage out. The internet is rife with opinions, conspiracy theories, content in the same article covering different targets of information where generative models have no ability to determine context of query asked or context of "learned" content it can and does convolute data sources from referring to one thing into referring to something potentially quite different and of course naïve reposting unedited un fact checked generative AI content just make matters worse in the future training of AI on unvetted internet content until generative AI is taught purely on censored factually and contextually accurate content AND they become context aware in themselves, AI engines will just become better at presenting garbage as fact and continue to devolve the internet as a source of useful information. You will be able to fool many uninformed of the usefulness of unchecked Generative AI produced comments but do you really want to become known as a commenter that just regurgitates AI derived fiction as if it was fact. That is a form of plagiarism but plagiarising an idiot with lots of data but no knowledge. No offense intended.
TK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  24 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

rww,
"need to be checked with a reliable source." Exactly..using non AI vetted person or persons.
AI is lucky if it correct 50% of the time. I ask a question in a browser that uses AI and it takes me all over the place skirting the question asked.

My whole response point was the continued use of them pointing to nothing but AI garbage and then stating " Of course, some of it may be incorrect (like your statement)," when your statement was not incorrect.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, Yesterday I installed UnHackMe on one of my laptops, a refurbished HP Elitebook, Windows 11 Pro, 32 GB RAM. The current Windows 11 was reinstalled on April 14, 2024. UnHackMe did not discover anything wrong. I removed it again this morning, using a portable version of Geek Unstaller, as supplied by PortableApps. Most of the software I use is portable from PortableApps.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
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