herdProtect: Second-opinion anti-malware scanner with 68 scan engines


  1. Good software, but slow if you have a bad internet connection since it uploads detected files to the herdProtect servers to scan.

  2. Hey Anand,
    Thank you so much for your review on herdProtect.
    I would have never paid attention to it, if not your article. Just like you I’m an end-user, doing “a lot of stuff” on the Internet. I tested herdProtect( intentionally applied some malware) and I must say, it’s great, superior to malwarebytes in some cases. A great peace of software. It’s so hard for developers to advertize their open source projects, I just hope they won’t shut down anytime soon.

    My opinion:

    Great tool;
    Fast Scan- provided you’ve a decent Internet connection;
    Astounding Detection level;

    I wouldn’t recommend it to my friends tho as they probably would just harm themselves.
    68 engines= false-positives.

  3. I strongly recommend Hiren’s Boot CD, it is also having lot of tools like recovery cleaners and some AV tools, as you said it haven’t many AV tools included in the software.. am i right Anand.

  4. downloaded and using this software, my net is not very good but this software got great use of it. I think future updates will make it even better, I wish it could scan my whole PC, will use it now. Awesome.

  5. Actually you can remove. Press details and at the bottom is the word ‘Remove’ in bold. I don’t have proof on me that it works but it does remove it. (I realised because it deleted SDK Manager).

  6. I have looked all over the internet and nobody has mentioned that there is a remove button. The bad thing is you have to remove it one by one.

  7. Great tool for system security..I personally use this one on daily basis.

    KMSnano automatic

  8. Hello, I used it and removed all the ticked ones at once. On the settings button located top right corner as well as bellow the report screen gives some options one of them being remove. But the check boxes have to be checked next to file names or unchecked to save.
    And yes it picks up a lot of stuff and sorts the ones that are uncertain at the end. I have removed 140 files mostly related to safesearch.exe which I knew was malware and conduit.
    One game related file though should have not been removed. I will use it again with greater caution.

  9. There is the option to turn off possible false-positives in the ? page at the top right. It does not hide all of the false-positives but it hides a fair enough amount. The rest can be manually checked for high security.

  10. Oh Thanks for the tip! I was looking in the tools menu for this option. I found it in the ? menu (about, options and settings). Thanks!

  11. We should ask the admin to update the page. At the bottom of the review (in bold) says ‘Now one thing that is to be noted here is that herdProtect is only a scanner. It will not remove malware.’

  12. It’s been updated now, and also removes files πŸ™‚ You can also right click on them to ignore for future scans if you know it’s something safe.
    All in all this is a marvelous addition to my security suite πŸ˜€

  13. I’m just using the website by web searching “herdprotect.com and ____setup.exe” just to see just how safe that new program is, based on what others have submitted.
    For example – NANO antivirus’ nanosvc.exe — 0/68 flag it = spotless.

    The search window may provide results for a website – IP address, download sites herdprotect has scanned files from.

  14. That they add realtime protection looks like an total and necassary competitor in free antivirus softwares, especially for Qihoo 360 total security (realtime uses 5 different engine protection)
    Will it work on Windows 10 ?

  15. Happy Andy K, I just installed and used “herdProtect” second opinion scanner. I am exceptionally pleased to find this nice colleague to HitmanPro, which is for now freeware. The initial scan was very slow, but I compensate this by running it when I am away from my PC. For example sleep or career. Re: potential for false positives, all files that I ever encountered, are available on the Internet, as often as not from Google, or a similar organization. They often will vet the files herdProtetct reveals, so there is no requirement to speculate. As a matter of fact, I did recognize all the revealed files. This is extremely pleasing to me, so I thank you.

  16. Andy, I am very pleased with Hitman Pro, however, it is not configured as pleasantly as possible as freeware. That is, after the usage of a virus-malware option, there is a requirement to pay for a professional copy. HitPro is otherwise excellent. Here we have another slightly inconvenient alternative, the fault being, it is very slow. O/K free and slow. I am pleased to work with that. I desire, Andy, to encourage you, and through you, the OEMs , to continue to work on the approach made to virus/malwares, by Hit Pro and herd Protect. It is quite kind to low income PC users, to bring such excellence to us in freeware. Best!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1 + 7 =

Share via
Copy link