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Why is the Hitmanpro service installed and used when it is Sophos Intercept?

I understand it is Hitmanpro's software, but why does it show as Hitmanpro and not a rebranded Sophos name? It would make sense to keep all the services together. Was this intentional?



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  • I stumbled on to this thread after about 5 minutes of discovering hitmanpro processes running on my system after recently installing Sophos Endpoint as a trial to research it as a solution to replace Symantec Endpoint. I say that because any IT professional should take about that long to figure it out after seeing the directories created at the same time as the Sophos directories that the hitmanpro processes reside in. Then a simple Google search of hitmanpro and sophos endpoint quickly shows you this fact and this thread. So anyone who spends all day trying to get rid of it without easily figuring out where it cam from needs to re-evaluate their profession.

    Just my .02

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  • I stumbled on to this thread after about 5 minutes of discovering hitmanpro processes running on my system after recently installing Sophos Endpoint as a trial to research it as a solution to replace Symantec Endpoint. I say that because any IT professional should take about that long to figure it out after seeing the directories created at the same time as the Sophos directories that the hitmanpro processes reside in. Then a simple Google search of hitmanpro and sophos endpoint quickly shows you this fact and this thread. So anyone who spends all day trying to get rid of it without easily figuring out where it cam from needs to re-evaluate their profession.

    Just my .02

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  • SRatson, simply put, I'm not an IT professional so there goes your argument.  More importantly and to address your argument, good software design means you don't need to go 'look it up'. One of the main tenents of this discussion is better labeling of components so that they're not suspicious, despite whatever deal was made to purchase the component.