What is hmpalert.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the hmpalert.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Hmpalert.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hmpalert
Hmpalert.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as HitmanPro.Alert belongs to software HitmanPro.Alert (version 3) by SurfRight B.V.

Description: Hmpalert.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file hmpalert.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,876,816 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 1,830,768 bytes and 13 more variants. 
It is a Verisign signed file. The hmpalert.exe file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Hmpalert.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using hmpalert.exe, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of HitmanPro.Alert or HitmanPro.Alert 3 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or get help from the software vendor Hitmanpro.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hmpalert.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hmpalert.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Hatte HitmanPro.Alert vertraut und auf meinen Win8.1(64Bit)-Rechner installiert. Danach ging fast nichts mehr. Der Rechner war total langsam und stürzte nur noch ab. Internetverbindungen gingen schlagartig nur noch ganz selten und extrem langsam. Dazu kam, dass Alert sich sehr schwer und vor allem vollständig deinstallieren lässt. Also nur Ärger - Finger weg !!!
Auch die Erfahrung gemacht dass Hitman Alert Pro den Computer plötzlich spürbar langsamer macht. Windows 7 und Windows 10 64-Bit.

Summary: Average user rating of hmpalert.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think hmpalert.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving hmpalert issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hmpalert. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the hmpalert.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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