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# 78726 7-Mar-2011 09:26
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Hey team,

Just came across Immunet today and it seems like a good product - plus it is free! Cloud based malware/virus protection seems like a very clever use of 'cloud' computing - no need for virus definition upgrades etc.

Just wondering if anyone else on here is using it and if so, how they find it. Is it really as 'light' as they claim? Do you also run another full-fat anti-virus engine alongside as they recommend, or are you happy enough with just Immunet on its own?

My view is that if I am not connected to the internet then I should be pretty safe from infection - the only ingress point is via CDs and USB sticks, or other computers on my network - something I am pretty happy I can control myself.

And if it means I can uninstall Avast then that has to be a good thing in terms of my system speed.

Interested on others thoughts on this.

Cheers,
Ben

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  # 446260 7-Mar-2011 12:52
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Whoops - apologies for that - just realised I put it in the wrong forum initially - thanks MF!

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  # 446288 7-Mar-2011 13:24
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i have tried panda cloud antivirus in the past. it is very light on the system, but never heard of immunet before





 
 
 
 




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  # 446292 7-Mar-2011 13:27
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You say you tried it - I presume that means you no longer use it? Any reason? Was it not comprehensive enough? It sounds like Immunet relies a fair bit of the community of users signed up to get a good coverage of viruses that might be out there - currently there are just over 1 million users so I am a little concerned if I dropped Avast would I have enough protection?

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  # 446652 8-Mar-2011 14:19
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SumnerBoy: You say you tried it - I presume that means you no longer use it? Any reason? Was it not comprehensive enough? It sounds like Immunet relies a fair bit of the community of users signed up to get a good coverage of viruses that might be out there - currently there are just over 1 million users so I am a little concerned if I dropped Avast would I have enough protection?


i prefer avira for my desktop. my advise, get security essentials for your PC or keep using Avast. nowadays, antivirus softwares do not slow down the PC anymore.





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  # 446692 8-Mar-2011 16:25
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I used to use it alongside MSE (which I still use), but I found that it would severely slow down any software installs.
Although, I may have had the security settings up quite high. I can't really remember though.

Every day I would start my computer up, I would get a little Immunet tool-tip pop up to say how many "threats" it was protecting me against. Everyday it was at least 100,000 more threats protected.

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