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Giveaway of the day — UnHackMe 5.99

UnHackMe is the Best Rootkit & Malware Killer!
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 583 (54%) 506 (46%) 46 comments

UnHackMe 5.99 was available as a giveaway on September 30, 2013!

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A light professional non-linear video editing suite.

UnHackMe is the best killer of any kind of malicious programs. It allows identifying and eliminating any types of malicious software and instant tracking of malicious code in the system.

UnHackMe was initially created as anti-rootkit software, but currently it eliminates all types of malicious software such as Google Search redirects, Rootkits, Trojans, Backdoors, Viruses, Worms, Adware, Spyware, Keyloggers, Unwanted Programs, etc.

UnHackMe includes:

  • Anti-Rootkit (Google Redirecting Fixer).
  • Anti-Malware, Anti-Trojan, Anti-Bot.
  • Anti-Adware, Anti-Spyware.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ 2003/ XP/ 2008/ Vista/ 7/ 8 (x32/x64); Pentium 300 CPU or better; 256 MB RAM; 10 MB of free disk space; Compatible with all known antiviral software

Publisher:

Greatis Software

Homepage:

http://www.greatis.com/unhackme/

File Size:

22.3 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#46

this software I down loaded it I installed it and it refused to register. It just kept pooping out the same MSG saying the information I was entering was invalid.

This Software has been deleted from my pc at this point. Hopefully in the future it is given away again and I can try it out for a fourth time

I don't give up easily. This was a program I wanted to add to my ever growing list of scanning software. . I tried to get help from the Unhackme team but there help was next to useless. Dimitry just told me to download and install it again.. And it is not like i didn't try that 3 times already.

I maybe a noob when it comes down to computer stuff but I'm not so much a noob as to not uninstall something and the re-install it in-case something was wrong the first time.

if it still fails to work after downloading the set up files a second time it is at this point I try installing and registering it again for a third time using the newly download setup files.

but it is at this point if I still can not register it or get it to work it's time for it to go to the rubbish bin and to be given a thumbs down... Which is what I did.

Thanks for the great give away GAOTD. Unfortunately for me for some reason the software just didn't like my machine.

Which makes me wonder if there is a infection on my PC that was preventing the installation and registration of the unhackme software.

So I will be offline tonight while I run a newly updated Comodo rescue CD to see if it can find some thing that shouldn't be here. I may run a secondary check on my pc with Avira.

so.. anyways There are many other forms of software that do what this one does and in many cases they may even do it better and for free.

So I give a big Thanks for the great list of Alternatives to Giovanni and to Ashraf. I will be sure to check out some of those out besides using my 2 mainstay ones. it never hurts to have a few cd's packing a small arsenal of virus searching software

I have been using Comodo Cleaning Essentials + the Comodo Rescue Disk which works quite well and can be downloaded and burnt to a disk for free.

The other Software I like to have on CD's or installed on my PC is Avira, Malwarebytes and Spybot Search & destroy for the times I suspect there is a infection on my pc.

I found all of them seemed to work well for my basic needs. Combine those wth some registered software courtesy of GAOTD a person can build quite a arsenal of Anti Virus Malware and Rootkit hunting CD's

Signed
A tired
Rick Frog

Reply   |   Comment by Rick frog  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

We have fixed the "flash" issue.
I have informed administration of Giveawayoftheday.com and also you can contact our support to get the fix:
http://www.greatis.com/support

Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Dmitry  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

First of all took me a matter of seconds to get the registration code. I would hardly call this "scareware" it found a rather small handful of "suspicious" items, mostly items associated with freeware I have downloaded, some potential web search engine hijackers, which has happened. Bottom line it probably didn't save my life, but it saved me from some annoying toolbars etc. I feel what it found was reasonable and each item had a good reason to be labeled "suspicious". Thumbs Up from me.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis Kay  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

A more serious malware infection also often weakens a system’s *immune system*, disabling security software & Windows’ features, making it easier to get a 2ndary infection.

Reply   |   Comment by Jersoal  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Very disappointing as it did not clean the QV06 redirect virus on my windows 8 pc. adwcleaner removed it on it's first run.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Rasher  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I have used Unhackme for years, and in business. Malwarebytes, Super antispyware and a load of others failed to remove TDL3 rootkit.

Unhackme removed the Rootkit, its defo a program that is one of the best, its a specialist tool, and is mainly used by PC Techs in the industry and a dark horse, forget the bad press, just remember it will remove zero access and ukash viruses fine, when your system wont boot, using the Warrior Boot CD.

Trusted software and used by PC Experts Global.

Reply   |   Comment by Simon  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#40

@mike, you're back! thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by roman  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

#2 (Richard Smith), take a look here pls http://www.softpedia.com/progClean/UnHackMe-Clean-18708.html
so, if to choose who/what to trust, well i'd sure choose Softpedia instead of all those, i cann't be sure what all those did, what if they installed this app on already infected PCs? or what if ... bla bla we know that it's very difficult (many times (almost) impossible from infected OS itself) to clean rootkits and even more difficult i'd say, if you install cleanning app (antimalware .. bla bla) after OS already got infected

even! take also a look here also (it's a fresh test! just done by me minutes ago ;) )
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2f061145cc079deda576f6d29776b8f076f4dc0ac38802eac09b637e62b97cdc/analysis/1380573501/
only TrendMicro from 48 antimalware apps! and, my opinion, TrendMicro's kinda paranoic lately ;) :))
so, i usually take in consideration peeps' reviews too, but also Softpedia and especially VirusTotal too! of course i DON'T trust anything blindly! i even installed apps returned by VT as 22/39!! O.o (just an aproximated example, cann't remember exactly what, but it's still close) and i had absolutely NO problem with them! ;) :)

conclusion, nothing is absolutely trustworthy, the trick is as yourself know to filter all those info/s with/through your mind! ;)

(p.s.: i know that my english is not very good, so sorry for any inaccuracies/errors/...)

Reply   |   Comment by DOOM  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

After reading comment #29 by Dmitry: "You can use any free antivirus.
It will notify you about KNOWN viruses.
If MSE from Microsoft could not find&fix ZeroAccess rootkit for more than 2 years – it is not a problem, ok?
To fix the new and unknown problems these tools are completely useless.
UnHackMe is not antivirus.
It shows known malware as red, suspicious as yellow.
After that it is your turn: fix or not.
We help people to removal malware if they have questions.
It is powerful in good hands! :-)", I realized that he was working for Greatis. Then I went back to his other comments #4 and #7, all of them praising "Unhackme". Well, he did not mention that he was working for Greatis software in these comments. In fact, his comments were made to look like they were from a regular person. This in my opinion is dishonest and made me even more suspicious of the software offered today. Thanks but no thanks. After reading all the negative reviews, that's enough for me. I will not risk putting my computer in the hands of unknown people.

Reply   |   Comment by suspicious  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#37

To the users who do not know what they are doing: Everything offered on GAOTD.com are not offered with updates, for the most part, if ever. Any this software works, if you delete files that are important to windows or your applications, then you should not be in the business of malware removal/security/amateur removal at all. Every anti-malware tool has the opportunity to do harm if you do not know what you are doing, even Avast! had a bad update recently where it would delete desktop icons and game files. This tool is excellent at removing rookkits however. It is powerful in good hands just like another person said.

Reply   |   Comment by DeathComes  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

At the OSHI site there is a page entitled "How to Use" where it shows an image of the scan result. This image shows a list with three columns - "Check boxes", "Path" and "Hook" and says that the user should check the boxes in order to "Select processes and hooks you want to clean".

I haven't installed the giveaway program to test it, since a number of contributors have mentioned serious problems it caused and another contributor says that OSHI Unhooker was blocked by BitDefender but the procedure described above seems inadequate for most users, since there is no indication of what the connections are between the processes and hooks and what could be the results of accepting all the recommendations to clean.

Reply   |   Comment by Craig  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#35

Great software!
Indispensable in the hunt for the ZeroAccess and TDL!
And he catches adware - example SProtector and many other dirt ...

Reply   |   Comment by Alex K  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#34

Just produces a long list of programs that it suspects MAYbe a problem without really telling me why.

It basically takes a kitchen sink approach and therefore doesn't add value. You will sit there forever looking at false alarms.

Thanks but no thanks

Reply   |   Comment by David Woodroof  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#33

How does anyone's experience compare Greatis UnHackMe with FREE ComboFix or FREE Spybot Search & Destroy SS&D?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

SS&D v2 http://www.safer-networking.org/mirrors/

SS&D v1.6 http://www.safer-networking.org/mirrors16/

... and Greatis's license delivery is intermittent, so keep trying your "throwaway" addresses -- the same license goes to everyone, by the way, so, all they really want is for you to subscribe to future sales teasers?

This offers to interactively or batch upload "unknown" files to VirusTotal.com, which is a nice touch.

The user interface is confusing and overwhelming at best, and unusable at worst, where I don't trust that I can figure out if [ Next ] means [ Skip this ] or [ Do this ].

Right now, the program has 4 windows open (only 3 show up in the system tray) and on them, 14 tabs or buttons are in active play as far as I can tell, so I have little idea "who's the boss" -- it's a rather scattered bunch of tools that appear to have little processional relation to each other, like a tool-kit dumped on the floor.

For example, it gave me a report:

Suspected Malware=0
Unknown=0
Good=671
Not tested=12

... but it did not identify which 12 it did not test, so, what do I do, presume "not found" = "not tested"? If something is not found, is it missing or moved or being hidden or a typo or what?

It found suspicious files, let me tell it one was a false positive, then it demanded a reboot, and I never got to inspect subsequent finds.

When getting help, the program tell yo to drag and drop the report file into the browser pop-up window, but the browser pop-up window says do NOT drag and drop, rather, click the paper-clip>file>open>browse to find the report file -- have the program teams met each other yet?

The translations to English are naive -- "What has happened?" is not a usual headline for a report, but is more like the "Oh snap!" or "Your broke the internet!" crash reports from modern cutesy programs (like Google) -- UnHackMe said "0" wrong under "What has happened?", so do I presume "0" is a mistake or a result?

Also, it seldom turns the mouse pointer into an hourglass so I cannot tell if it has accepted a command and is working or if it is locked up or what.
I'll reboot now to see what RootKit and boot scan and Partizan look like, if I do not follow up later today, you'll know why! ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#32

I found an unreal rootkit on my computer using this software. I had previously deleted Digital Defender antivirus and removed the remaining folders with System Cleaner 7, because the control panel's uninstall could not remove it. The DD folder was not removed but hidden and thus not detected by AVG either. I was unable to manually delete the folder once detected by this program. This program not only found the hidden folder but removed it completely. Thanks GOTD and Greatis Software, I will buy this program!

Reply   |   Comment by Tex Jay  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

I have used this product for years to fix customers computers, but I do not leave it installed. Use it to clean up stubborn malware, it's a tool not a solution.

I stopped running ANY AV/Malware program after I got used to and trusted Sandboxie to protect me. I only run scans twice a year now, and in the last three years have never been infected. Keep in mind that I DO get viruses and malware all the time, but Sandboxie just gets rid of them when I close my browser. Good stuff..

As for UnHackme, it's a good tool have around, along with Microsoft's own Autoruns, TDSSKiller, and regedit, with those I can remove just about anything to date...

For personal use UnHackme can get a bit annoying with the popups and scans at boot, and login. But other like I said, don't leave it installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry Wintrode  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#30

Ive read the comments, Ive gone to other pages and read about the program. I'll NOT be downloading this software. It sounds like it creates more problems than it fixes.

Reply   |   Comment by meagain  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#29

You can use any free antivirus.
It will notify you about KNOWN viruses.
If MSE from Microsoft could not find&fix ZeroAccess rootkit for more than 2 years - it is not a problem, ok?
To fix the new and unknown problems these tools are completely useless.
UnHackMe is not antivirus.
It shows known malware as red, suspicious as yellow.
After that it is your turn: fix or not.
We help people to removal malware if they have questions.
It is powerful in good hands! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Dmitry  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

A number of people have mentioned that they use Microsoft's Windows Essentials as their anti-virus program.
I did until a few days ago when Microsoft recommended you did not use this as a first line of defence. Recently it has performed very poorly in AV-TEST where it only detected 50% of malware it encountered, the better performing ones were at 92%.

I decided to try the free version of Panda Cloud for the simple reason that is not necessary to download any large files, the malware signatures are kept in the cloud. If you look for freeware antivirus programs there are plenty others available on the net with reviews as to their effectiveness.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#27

#18: "Microsoft Security Essentials does a pretty good job but it can have trouble cleaning an infected system. I found on one system I had to boot from a second OS to clean the first."

#24: "... I find that windows essentials antivirus program will work fine and it’s free."

Microsoft themselves admit Security Essentials is not that great, so be careful. Also, it's only possible to detect some malware when/if Windows is running -- when you run a scan without Windows running you can only do pattern recognition. In the case of a rootkit where the infected copy of Windows can't *see* the actual malware files that sort of external scan can work well, but you still very much need to run scans from within the copy of Windows you know or suspect has been infected.

"... webroot is another, but you have to catch it on sale I got it for $19.99 for 1yr..."

Nothing against webroot, you can buy several major brands for $0 after MIR when they're on sale -- recently several even allowed a small [$1-$3] profit. Alternatively several have been available for $5-$10 [no MIR], & otherwise I've seen complete suites on sale quite often for $20 or less. Watch the sales from places like Fry's & Newegg & Dell, check the deal sites etc.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#26

#10 Phil...........

That's the monitor part of the application.

Uncheck monitoring in the background on the options page, but then you'll have no real-time monitoring, you'll have to to the app manually

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

#6: "... Sometimes, the best (and most secure) method of malware removal is to reinstall the operating system. Thankfully, with disk imaging products now free, this tedious task is made quicker and easier."

You have to be careful though, Chris, because malware, especially something like a rootkit, could be there hiding in your backup as well.

There are different levels of malware, same as with regular apps -- there's everything from poorly designed, poorly performing junk to top-o'-the-line, state of the art software. It's very possible to get a sort of 2ndary infection with lesser malware that's both easily detectable by scanning & causes noticeable symptoms -- the more advanced stuff can persist for years, undetected & unnoticed. Some advanced malware even has its own anti-virus routines to get rid of this stuff before it causes you to look deeper into your system.

Long story short, whatever allowed a system to become compromised now, those conditions might well have existed for quite some time, allowing more serious malware to take hold. A more serious malware infection also often weakens a system's *immune system*, disabling security software & Windows' features, making it easier to get a 2ndary infection. A compromised system is often rented out as part of a bot net etc., & the renter may cause a 2ndary infection. And it's not unheard of for someone(s), once they have what they were after, or if/when they find nothing of interest, to purposely install destructive malware more-or-less just because they can, i.e. to be a ****.

Whenever you find a malware infection, it's best to find out how & when & where -- if you can't or don't want to bother, dig out that Windows setup disk or ISO.

Adding to the importance of determining when & where & how [for the more paranoid among us], it's been recently revealed that the NSA etc. had backdoors inserted by the developers in software, the NSA etc. did not have great security [or else this info would not have gotten out], so odds are info on accessing those backdoors got out too, possibly being sold to the bad guys. If you know or suspect someone may have gotten in using one of those backdoors, you obviously don't want that same backdoor present on your newly clean system.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#24

I think this program is over rated. I find that windows essentials antivirus program will work fine and it's free. you need to have win7 to use. my alternative: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials also webroot is another, but you have to catch it on sale I got it for $19.99 for 1yr this is my second year with it and it does an outstanding job to go along with windows essentials anti virus program which is free.

Reply   |   Comment by mario  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

After reviewing all the comments, I have decided not to download this GAOTD. Just too much baggage that goes along with it. Thanks anyway for offering it GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Dean  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#22

Read Ashraf's conclusion about this software.

Quote:
Personally speaking, though, I won’t be letting this thing sit on my computer.

Decided to skip this GOTD software.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#21

To clear "flashes on the desktop", click on Options tab and in the "Monitoring in the background" uncheck "Active" or delay the time from the default 1 minute.

Reply   |   Comment by Sophia  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#20

UnHackMe's been around for a while. Google & it seems to garner between 3 & 5 stars from shareware sites. I didn't see much in the way of reviews -- dig through several pages of Google hits & you'll come across an old but rather scathing report on UnHackMe in the malware forum at Sysinternals, claiming that the software loads too late in the Windows startup process to catch malware components loading, but the thread is rather old, not reflecting improvements &/or changes since then.

A potential advantage of UnHackMe is it's relative ease of use -- basically the purpose of a rootkit is to hide so Windows & Windows software literally can't see whatever malware files &/or processes, so while pattern recognition *may* work with known exploits, heuristic [behavior-based] detection can get quite involved, with some tools requiring expert or near expert knowledge. Online articles & discussions of rootkit detection seem to taper off at about the same time mainstream security software companies started developing rootkit detection & removal tools, like Kaspersky's TDSSKiller -- http://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/tdsskiller -- which is a portable, free app that's also easy to use, though it's just a scanner, rather than something you install & run for constant detection.

Without expert reviews I've no idea how effective UnHackMe is or isn't -- their site features a link to a positive writeup by Bob Rankin, but [& no offense to Bob or any of his fans], Rankin's own bio doesn't give me reason to believe he's a security expert. To be effective I'd expect UnHackMe [like most security software] to work with Windows in ways that other security software would flag & try to prevent. It can be a hassle, but security suites like Bitdefender do let you exempt files & processes from monitoring & detection -- otherwise, if your AV software is effective, I wouldn't expect UnHackMe to work properly.

I think you might find this article [updated 9/6/13] from techsupportalert.com interesting: "Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover" http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-rootkit-scanner-remover.htm

On Rootkits...

Wikipedia has a good article on rootkits -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rootkit -- that doesn't get too techie. While a little bit dated, the page for a anti-rootkit app from Sysinternals has I think the nicest summary:
"What is a Rootkit?
The term rootkit is used to describe the mechanisms and techniques whereby malware, including viruses, spyware, and trojans, attempt to hide their presence from spyware blockers, antivirus, and system management utilities. There are several rootkit classifications depending on whether the malware survives reboot and whether it executes in user mode or kernel mode."
-- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897445

The Wikipedia article includes this warning:
"Rootkit detection is difficult because a rootkit may be able to subvert the software that is intended to find it. Detection methods include using an alternative and trusted operating system, behavioral-based methods, signature scanning, difference scanning, and memory dump analysis. Removal can be complicated or practically impossible, especially in cases where the rootkit resides in the kernel; reinstallation of the operating system may be the only available solution to the problem. When dealing with firmware rootkits, removal may require hardware replacement, or specialized equipment."

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)
#19

giveaways of this type of software are pretty much useless since they can't be updated but new scumware comes out everyday.

Reply   |   Comment by Jan sen  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#18

Microsoft Security Essentials does a pretty good job but it can have trouble cleaning an infected system. I found on one system I had to boot from a second OS to clean the first. I would be careful about their malicious software removal tool because it can occasionally affect legitimate software.

Reply   |   Comment by M.I. Summerset  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#17

#15 yasser
My machine also experienced flashes on the desktop and as far as I could make out it was the interface for this program.
I always use an uninstaller for new programs and had no problems removing it from my machine.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#16

gmail-addresses seem not to function to get the code, or is it one-leter-first-names that does not function?

But hotmail together with several-letters-first-names does.

Maybe Google has something against this program?

Reply   |   Comment by Ingvar  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Installaing and registering the program went smoothly, I received the registration code wihthin less than a minute.However:
1.After scanning my system the program labeled very important programs on my comuter as malicious and unwanted programs.
2.The computer started to behave "abnormally" as for example showing flashes of "somethings" I am not sure of their nature on my desktop.
3.All attempts to restore the system to previous restore points I created before installing the program (even those I created yesterday) constantly failed.
All this trouble finished after uninstalling the program and cleaning the computer (of course including the registry) of its traces.
Could this possibly be just a coincidece?
I leave this questions for other users to answer.
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by yasser  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+58)
#14

What does this do that Webroot and Malwarebytes doesnt?

Reply   |   Comment by Mitchell  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

They want my email address and wont accept a disposable email address. The reason is i don't want to be bombarded with unsolicited junk mail. So no thanks, not interested.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#12

I guess the old adage is "Let the buyer beware . In this case the user .As in anything i reserve to err on the side of caution having read 25 different negative reviews from 3 different sites of course they were not all bad ( counted 5 reviews that had 2 out of 5 . I prefer to trust ones i have tried and tested that Giovanni and Ashraf have suggested i have tried GMER and Sophos and F secure all had positive reviews . But no piece of software is perfect and no one software can detect everything . Malware and virus and rootkits all have different signitures , probably why one will remove something that another will not . etc .

Reply   |   Comment by Doc  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#11

@ GIOVANNI. bitdefender BLOCKS ACCESS TO "OSHI UNHOOKER" as a bad site!! you normally give good advice but i trust BITDEFENDER on yhis one. Tommo

Reply   |   Comment by TOMMO  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#10

Ever since i put this on, an irritating flash of a dialog box opening and immediately closing flashes on desktop every minute or two. Its going off my comp

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#9

Quickly able to install and register the software and start a scan.

As it steps through the various stages it asks you to go to the next one and then the next one, why doesn't just pop through them and give the results at the end I have no idea.

It found a few problems or so it claimed and asked if I wanted them removing, and I honestly didn't know because I didn't feel I had enough information to make a good choice.

Programs of this nature have to instil a feeling of confidence in the results or understandable and clear information and I didn't get it from this program.

The simplicity of true viruses has gone and the complexity and variety of malware is difficult to keep up with, therefore it is imperative that programs of this nature aid the user in understanding.

Younger more agile minds may find it useful, but this old noggin got in a bit of a tangle, so I'll just say maybe it's worth a look at.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+62)
#8

#5 refers: You have a lot of "Personal First Choices, Giovanni" ;-)
Many thanks for your excellent contributions to this website. Your contributions are always useful - especially when, for some reason, we happen to have missed the deadline for a GAOTD of the day.

Reply   |   Comment by Nibor  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)
#7

Comodo Cleaning Essentials failed with fixing ZeroAccess rootkit and completely do not see Sprotector.
IMHO it is a little effect after downloading 147Mb of signatures.
http://s22.postimg.org/6m7tsu0rl/com.png

Reply   |   Comment by Dmitry  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#6

Just a bit of background on this type of program (but not this specific program).
There are numerous types of programs that are designed to cause havoc and problems on your PC. Years ago, a virus would 'infect' your machine (normally by changing code in .exe programs) to display a message or show a silly game. People would share programs and thus run the infected file on another PC, which would then 'infect' other .exe files ... thus, the virus would spread like a virus.
Fast forward to the Internet age, and while its much easier to pick up viruses (everyone downloads .exe files all the time from a wide manner of sites) there are additional types - malware, adware, rootkits, keyloggers, etc. Its a generic term to say, "I've got a virus" but most malware (malicious software) are programs that get installed, and tuck themselves in the Windows registry, rather than infect singular files.
Unfortunately, by its open design, Windows is easy to become compromised, and the registry (a database of system settings and key information for Windows to operate correctly) to become damaged or littered with settings so that as you clear out one set of problems, another set is created.
Rootkits are stealthy type of software, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enable continued privileged access to a computer. Installation of rootkits can be via direct attack on a system (i.e. exploiting a known vulnerability, password (either by cracking, privilege escalation, or social engineering). Once installed, it becomes possible to hide the intrusion as well as to maintain privileged access.
Unfortunately, if a software scan of a compromised machine comes back clean, it does not mean that machine is no longer compromised - it just means the software did not detect it. Its no different to taking your car to a mechanic after hearing a problem with the exhaust, only to be told "Its fine - I can't see a problem" despite the exhaust half hanging on the floor. Sometimes, the best (and most secure) method of malware removal is to reinstall the operating system. Thankfully, with disk imaging products now free, this tedious task is made quicker and easier.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+94)
#5

4 Thumbs DOWN 1 minute after being published here....LOL!

Anyway, from my experience when a tool like this claims to be able to detect and destroy any kind of malware out there (Rootkits, Trojans, Backdoors, Viruses, Worms, Keyloggers etc...), 9 times out of 10 it manages to find and remove just a little percentage of it.

The main purpose of this GAOTD is to prevent rootkits from hiddenly installing in your system and for what I can see this tool can be classified as "average" (meaning GOOD but NOT GREAT).

Big CONS is of course the fact that as GAOTD it cannot be updated for FREE, which is not a big deal for an antimalware product like this, is it?

BETTER FREE ALTERNATIVES

* Comodo Cleaning Essentials + Comodo Rescue Disk (==> My Personal First Choice)
http://www.comodo.com/business-security/network-protection/cleaning_essentials.php
http://www.comodo.com/business-security/network-protection/rescue-disk.php

* OSHI Unhooker (==> My Personal First Choice)
Terrific FREE APP which uses extremely complex and unique heuristics algorithms and indepth system analysis to detect and remove any kind of rootkits out there, including the unknown ones, as well as abnormal activities triggered by malware.

http://www.oshiunhooker.com/index.php

* (Portable) Kaspersky-TDSSKiller + AVZ Antiviral Toolkit (==> My Personal First Choice)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tdsskiller
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/AVZ-Antiviral-Toolkit.shtml

* Avast Anti-Rootkit
http://public.avast.com/~gmerek/aswMBR.htm

* SpyDllRemover + RemoteDLL + StreamArmor + Hidden CMD Detector
http://securityxploded.com/spydllremover.php
http://securityxploded.com/remotedll.php
http://securityxploded.com/streamarmor.php
http://securityxploded.com/hidden-cmd-detector.php

* Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit Beta
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/mbar

* Hidden File System Reader
http://www.eset.com/download/utilities/detail/family/173

* Dr.Web CureIt! (==> Superb FREE on-demand virus scanner)
http://www.freedrweb.com/cureit/?lng=en

My 0.00000000000002 cents for today's giveaway...

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (Credit Card? What is it about?? ==&  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+377)
#4

UnHackMe is known since 2006.
It is not a scareware.
UnHackMe is not antivirus.
It displays you a list of suspicious items.
It is your decision: fix or not.
UnHackMe is powerful in good hands.
Good addition to any antivirus!

Reply   |   Comment by Dmitry  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#3

I downloaded program at 0800 and I am still waiting for the registration e mail.

Reply   |   Comment by john shaw  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#2

I reserve judgment (but wont be downloading) after reading this

http://download.cnet.com/UnHackMe/3640-8022_4-10993728-1.html

Cheers

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Smith  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+117)
#1

Pros
*Detects and removes rootkits plus trojans, backdoor programs, viruses, worms, adware, spyware, search redirecting software, unwanted, useless programs
*Allows you to scan for rootkits on Windows boot
*Has a registry guard component that protects registry from changes
*Can create a HijackThis-like log that you can send to others for troubleshooting

Cons
*Overexaggerates the issues found on your computer, a bit too much like scareware


Free Alternatives
13 free anti-rootkit programs for Windows
Review of best free anti-virus programs for Windows (this review is a bit old but will be updated soon)
NOD32 SysInspector

Final Verdict
Click here for final verdict and full review

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf from dotTech  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+173)
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