Hitman Pro was developed in 2004 by Mark Loman from The Netherlands. As system administrator / security specialist he felt the need for an automated tool that would be able to effectively clean computers that were infected by spyware. In those days, spyware was still pretty new and except for a few specialized companies, there were no tools to remove spyware.
Hitman Pro 3 was released in 2008. The Hitman Pro 3 client is based completely on SurfRight technology.
Hitman Pro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti virus software, firewalls, etc.). Hitman Pro is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts. It scans the computer quickly (less than 5 minutes) and does not slow down the computer (except for the few minutes it is scanning). Hitman Pro 3 does not need to be installed. It can be run straight from a USB flash drive, a CD/DVD, local or network attached hard drive