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  1. ritchie58

    0 people protected

    Certainly glad to see this minor bug get squashed Wookiee (pun intended, lol)! Way to go guys!
  2. ritchie58

    Auto Update

    Wookiee is correct. As long as you have an internet connection, the ClamAV module and updates for it enabled in Settings Immunet will pull down new defs automatically to the module without any user input. This usually occurs just a few minutes after Immunet has successfully launched after start-up. Of course you can still update manually. That's something I like to do immediately after Immunet has launched just to make sure I have the newest defs installed before I do anything else with my computer.
  3. ritchie58

    Cannot update

    Here's another app you may want to use Larry, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Although Anti-Exploit has been incorporated into the Premium (paid) version of MB you can still use the newest 1.12 separate version. Best of all it's compatible with XP & it's free! The free version of A-E will help protect your browser of choice (one of the most common attack vectors) plus many commonly used applications such as file readers and media players. There's also a Premium (paid) version where you can add your own shields to protect just about any other app you can think of! It's not an AV in the traditional sense but will work along-side it providing additional exploit protection. As with Panda it is also stingy on system resources. Personally I think the Panda & Anti-Exploit combo would give you some really great coverage! BTW, I helped alpha/beta test A-E for several years and I still use it myself to this day. In fact I would "highly recommend" to anyone still running an XP machine to install this software! http://downloads.malwarebytes.org/file/mbae Cheers, Ritchie...
  4. ritchie58

    Cannot update

    Hey Larry, here is a link to an on-line article you may find informative. It lists a number of AV's that are still compatible with XP. I know that Panda Free AV (now called Panda Dome) has a rather light system footprint that just might work with you specs. Like Immunet it automatically updates it's malware definition signature files without additional input from the user and will provide great protection for your XP machine. https://windowsreport.com/antivirus-windows-xp-service-pack-3/
  5. ritchie58

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    Hello blackhawk, I've seen this happen before but the devs are usually quick to fix this minor bug on the server side of things. I can also assure you that it won't affect the protection that Immunet provides.
  6. ritchie58

    Cannot update

    I definitely agree Wookiee! What's the point of still offering an AV that is in essence so out-dated as to be practically useless. I normally don't put down other vendors products for ethical reasons but if this AV hasn't been maintained for 2 years then why is it still being offered for download then. "To me that's totally crazy too!!"
  7. ritchie58

    Cannot update

    Hi Larry, to be perfectly honest I've never heard of the Baidu AV before! In order to see if the AV is compatible with XP might I suggest you contact their support staff. Don't be too surprised if this AV also no longer supports XP. I still believe that upgrading to Win 7 is you best option for security reasons. XP really is quite vulnerable even with a working anit-virus due to exploits that hackers can take advantage of. For now though I would suggest you "not do" any on-line banking, shoping or bill payments or anything that requires using a credit card or store any personal information you don't want compromised just to be on the safe side. Cheers, Ritchie...
  8. Hi reg, that is correct. Even the Default settings after installation will give you real-time protection. Is there some setting adjustments you have questions about reg?
  9. ritchie58

    Cannot update

    Hello Larry, I regret to inform you that Immunet no longer supports the Windows XP platform. So the behavior you're seeing is a result of that. As time goes by you will see fewer software vendors supporting this old Operating System I'm sorry to say. You really should consider upgrading to a new platform Larry. XP is vulnerable to all sorts of malicious intrusions. If you just upgraded to Win 7 you would find a lot of similarities between the two platforms so it wouldn't be such a hassle learning a new Operating System. Immunet does support Windows 7. I'm currently still using Win 7 Ultimate x64 but I know eventually I'll have to upgrade to 10 once Win 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft. That's my own personal preference of course, but it seems that Win 10 still encounters "numerous" bugs so that makes me reluctant to upgrade at this time. Regards, Ritchie...
  10. ritchie58

    '4K' Uhd (3840 X 2160) Issues

    That's cool you'll let the devs know that this issue still persists Wookiee, appreciate that! Here's an idea for a new build, perhaps add an additional toggle switch in the Settings to allow for the UI to change to the proper resolution for the folks that have 4K screens.
  11. ritchie58

    '4K' Uhd (3840 X 2160) Issues

    Thanks for your input Freelance. I believe this issue still has not been given the attention it deserves by the devs. Obviously there's no easy solution to the UI problem and 4K screens since this issue still goes unresolved at present. There's got to be a way to have Immunet recognize the screen resolution and adapt the UI to the appropriate size. I'm sure it would take some additional code being added to the software but it's not out of the realm of possibilities to eliminate this bug once and for all on a future build. Best wishes, Ritchie...
  12. I've seen users report this behavior before on earlier 5 builds. Where portions of the UI and the settings are greyed out and not accessible. The process iptray.exe not launching properly at startup or possibly because of some other program interfering with the UI's process.
  13. ritchie58

    Question: to real-time protection

    With earlier builds you could use a couple of CMD commands to start & stop Immunet without rebooting. With the new Immunet 6 builds that is no longer possible unfortunately. My advise would be to simply go into Settings and turn off everything if you wish to disable the real-time protection. Just don't forget to re-configure the Settings back to the way you had them afterwards! Why would you want to disable all of the real-time protection anyway? For Windows Updates (or any other software installer I know is safe & legit) I usually "disable Monitor Program Install & Blocking Mode only" prior to installation just to speed things up a bit. Adding exclusions to Immunet is relatively easy. Go into Settings and scroll down to Exclusions and click on that. I usually like to use the "Browse" feature to find the right file path for the Exclusion I want by searching my OS C:\ drive and just click on the file/folder path once you locate it. Then click on Add Exclusion. You can manually type in the correct file path too. Just remember that once a file/folder is excluded it will no longer be scanned for malware so use this feature very judiciously. The fewer exclusions you use the better for your overall system's protection. Regards, Ritchie...
  14. ritchie58

    64 bit Protection??

    Hostname, Windows Server 2012 R2 is a "supported platform" and you are correct. There have been some past issues with Immunet & 2012 R2 reported. However the devs do take any bugs seriously and try to fix these issues. Cheers, Ritchie...
  15. There is another possible solution you can explore. Using just the ClamAV antivirus might be the way to go. It is much more configurable than Immunet as far as user scripting is concerned. Here is a link where you can download the entire ClamAV user's manual in a PDF format. https://github.com/vrtadmin/clamav-faq/raw/master/manual/clamdoc.pdf Here is the ClamAV home page where you can download the newest stable installer package for your OS, contact the ClamAV team directly and access other documentation data. https://www.clamav.net/downloads
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