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  1. 2 points
    I have found Immunet to play nicely with Sophos home free in the past. It worked with no exclusions added to either; however to be on the safe side, I excluded Sophos's "program files" and "programdata" folders in Immunet, and Immunet's (Program Files\Immunet, Program Files\Cisco\Immunet, Programdata\Immunet, Programdata\Cisco\Immunet) in Sophos. I also tried Immunet with Kaspersky home free and I seem to remember it worked OK but did require each being added to the other's exclusions list to be stable. On my Windows box, I currently use it in tandem with both F-Secure AV and Malwarebytes Premium with no issues (because Malwarebytes itself is also a "companion AV"). To ensure this will work with no problems, I enter each program and add the other two solutions' "Program Files" and "Programdata" folders as exclusions. You'd think it would drag it down but it works fine on a circa-2011 machine with 4GB RAM and a mechanical hard disk drive. That said, I don't use Windows much nowadays as am almost completely a full-time Linux user. The solution is probably overkill, especially for my limited usage, but it's a Windows box, it's the low-hanging fruit that all opportunistic crackers and social-engineering scammers go for. It's the weak point from which all my documents could get trashed or accounts compromised. I figure even it it's overkill, a year's protection from the two paid-for solutions still costs less than a single tank of fuel for your car.
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    I see, well thank's again Ritchie (you got such a good name that I feel like mentioning it everytime). Also I'm using Win8.1, I'm going to check what's better for me from the AVS you advised me with and do comparisons. Best regards,
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    It depends what build of (I'm assuming you use) Win 10 you have weather you can use Defender or not. Newer builds of Win 10 will automatically disable Defender if you install another AV solution. Microsoft even admits that Defender is only meant for users that don't have or don't want to use a good third-party AV anyways. I've never used Defender myself as it's not a robust AV compared to some free AV products even! This has been proven once again by 'recent' AV Comparatives testing. Most of the major player's AV products are compatible with Immunet. Such as AVG, Avira, AVAST, Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro, Kaspersky & others. If you look at the Immunet's Exclusion list a number of AV's are already excluded by default. Personally I have Immunet paired with Panda Dome Pro. It is a great idea if you use Immunet as a companion AV to create an exclusion/exception/allow rule for 'Immunet's entire Program Files folder' for the other AV. If the other AV you choose is not listed with Immunet's Exclusion list then also create a custom Exclusion rule for the other AV's entire Program Files folder as well. This really can go a long way at avoiding possible future conflicts or problems between both AV's. They should recognize each other as safe programs. Also, if you do use Immunet as a companion AV to another product it is recommended that you disable the ClamAV module & updates for it and just use the cloud engines instead. This will (sometimes significantly) decrease system resources being used by Immunet. Best wishes, Ritchie... P.S. - I'm not completely unfamiliar with Comodo. Back in the day I used just the Firewall & Defense+ modules minus the AV module enabled for some older builds of Windows. I quit using Comodo back then because it was increasingly becoming a resource hog (bloatware).
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    Thank you very much Ritchie! It's good that only unknown or suspicious files are sent while keeping privacy. And if it's okay I wish to ask another question. What good AV is good to use with Immunet currently? I tried to download the Comodo AV+Firewall but was met with troubles from both my Immunet av and browsers that see the setup file as harmful. I was told then that Comodo is not that good now and it was better to just use Windows defender in this case. Any thoughts on that?
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    ETHOS is one of two cloud based detection engines that Immunet uses. The difference is the cloud based engines will be looking for known malware signatures. The cloud engines also have learning heuristic capabilities that can detect possibly malicious activity and react to the possible threat in real time. If you decide to send files to Immunet with the 'Send files to Immunet for analysis' setting enabled means that any unknown or possibly suspicious file that Immunet encounters will be uploaded for further investigation. Of course it's up to you if you wish to use this feature but keep in mind that no user identifiable information is included in any uploaded file so your privacy is assured. It is highly recommended that both the ETHOS & SPERO cloud engines always remain enabled with Immunet. I hope that answers your questions. Cheers, Ritchie...
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    Microsoft has issued a security patch for a security flaw for all Windows platforms. Microsoft has decided to include even Win 7 users for this security update. The flaw is called 'PrintNightmare' also identified as CVE-2021-34527 which affects all versions of Windows. The flaw is associated with the Print Spooler Service. The Print Spooler service manages access to a printer connected to your system. Hackers can use this vulnerability to view or delete data, download arbitrary code or even create new user accounts using Administrator privileges. Depending on your Windows Platform the Windows Update package that will be installed are KB5004945 through KB5004959. Microsoft is advising all users to update your PC ASAP to get this security patch. If you have Windows Updates set to automatic you will get the security update. If you update Windows manually run the Windows Updater as soon as you get the chance. If you don't use a printer anyways you can go into Services and disable the Print Spooler Service which won't affect any other process. Since I don't use a printer I already had that Service disabled thankfully! However, I would still recommend you get this update installed. Just in case you decide to connect a printer to your system at a later date. Best wishes, Ritchie...
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