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  1. Hey Frank, One option at your disposal is to disable the ClamAV module & updates for it if it's causing you that much grief! Just use the ETHOS & SPERO cloud engines instead. Then you could pair another compatible AV with Immunet. That's the setup I & many other Immunet users have! In fact it is recommended that the ClamAV module be disabled when Immunet is run as a companion AV to another AV product anyways. You are right there though, the ClamAV module does seem to have the same update bug being encountered build after build. Why the devs can't seem to be able fix this bug once & for all is rather disconcerting & annoying to those that wish to use the ClamAV module. Best wishes, Ritchie...
  2. Thanks for the heads-up on Bitdefender Messiah! I guess I won't be endorsing that AV with Immunet users! I've heard of that before, some AV's will prompt you to delete the currently installed AV app & there's a reason for that. Security experts actually agree that normally running two AV apps simultaneously can cause unforeseen problems. But that's where Immunet is different, it has been designed to be an additional security layer to your existing security set-up. Sometimes all that's needed is just an exclusion or two created to make everything compatible if need be. You are running a number of security apps! The trick to using multiple security apps is finding ones that are (of course) compatible with each other or can made to be & don't use up excessive system resources when running together. I do use a few security/privacy extensions for my browser of choice too. Currently I use No-Script, Browser Protect, Ghostery, Adblock Plus & Cookie AutoDelete. Cheers, Ritchie...
  3. Thanks for the additional input Zom! Your absolutely right there once again! Hackers & malware authors will normally target the most used worldwide platforms as that gives them a better chance at success. For that reason I have never relied on just one app to keep me safe, instead using a layered approach to my security set-up. It sounds like you have a decent layered security set-up when you're not using Linux Zom! I too don't mind paying for a product if it has desirable merits. That's why I'm currently using Panda Dome Pro as my primary AV as it has a built in VPN service & excellent efficacy against ransomware. I added a topic in the 'Ideas' section of the forum a while back to include a secure VPN service with a new 'paid' version of Immunet. I still think that would be a great idea as that could be a possible money-maker for Cisco because VPN services are quite popular these days! A bit of product loyalty maybe as years ago I was already a voluntary alpha/beta tester using a VM for Panda Cloud AV as it was called back then, this is before I ever heard of Immunet to be honest. That's what got my attention when I first discovered Immunet! "Cool!" Another new cloud based AV I can Investigate. The rest is history I guess, lol! In a way I feel almost privileged to be able to be on the ground floor when "the first two cloud based AV solutions on the planet" were still in it's infancy & "to be part of that development!" Your friend, Ritchie...
  4. 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).
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. There is a known issue with devices using 4k screens and the Immunet UI being displayed too small. If that's the case there is no fix or work-around that I'm aware of. This issue was reported to Support several years ago actually. For my Win 10 PC using a wide screen HDMI PC monitor (but not 4k) I use a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080. For my PC the UI looks normal & useable with that resolution being used. Regards, Ritchie...
  8. You can download the newest 7.4.2. 20335 boot-strapper installer package at the included URL link so you won't have to attempt to update through the UI. First do another uninstall of Immunet. When asked by the uninstaller if you plan to reinstall Immunet again "select the 'NO' option!" This does give you the cleanest uninstall possible with the built-in uninstaller when choosing the NO option but you will have to reconfigure the Settings to the way you had them, add any custom Exclusions & Scheduled Scan(s) you might have been using too. After doing the uninstall first reboot -> then go into the Program Files directory -> delete all Immunet folders you see in that directory -> clear any junk files & then use a good Registry cleaner to find any orphaned Registry keys (CCleaner has a decent junk file & Registry cleaner, I use it on a daily basis) -> reboot your computer again after cleaning & then download & run this new boot-strapper installer. https://download.immunet.com/binaries/immunet/bin/ImmunetSetup.exe Don't forget to close your browser first after downloading the installer before running it. In fact, close any unnecessary third-party apps that are running beforehand. Also, since Immunet uses a boot-strapper installer it does require an unencumbered internet connection during the complete installation process as the install files are being pulled down from the cloud. So make sure any other security software isn't interfering with that installation process including your Firewall. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After a successful installation make sure the necessary processes that Immunet uses to function properly are not being interfered with too. These are sfc.exe, iptray.exe, cscm.exe and freshclam.exe (if using the ClamAV module). Allow both in-coming & out-going internet traffic for these processes with, once again, your Firewall & any other installed security software you may be using. I hope these suggestions are of help Michael. Regards, Ritchie...
  9. "The Immunet team would like to wish everyone a safe & happy 4th of July holiday weekend!" Almost all cities & towns across the country canceled their fireworks display because of the pandemic last year. "I'm sure there are lots of people, including myself, looking forward to this years' fireworks display!"
  10. This site only uses the 'English language' as there are no translators. You will need to first translate any additional post to English next time. I was able to translate the post myself and here's information by the developers on how to remove Tron Script from your computer. Delete the tron .exe file that you downloaded, the tron and integrity_verification Program Files folders that were created when you ran the tron .exe file, and the logs folder at the root level of your startup drive. Uninstall Malwarebytes. Use a registry cleaner (such as CCleaner) to clean out any orphaned registry entries. Empty Recycle Bin, reboot.
  11. You're right there Zom! As newer software becomes increasingly more complex, requiring additional system resources, sometimes even a newer computer might need a performance boost by increasing the amount of available Random Access Memory. For my custom built HP Elite Desktop tower PC I already have the maximum amount of memory installed that the mobo can accommodate, which is 32GB of DDR3 RAM (4 x 8GB 1600MHz [PC3-12800] modules). OS - Win 10 Pro (Business Edition) x64, CPU is the I7 4790 Intel quad core chip @ 3.8 GHz, hardware overclocked & stable @ 4.2 GHz & 3 X 2TB SSD's using a RAID 0 configuration for faster data I/O, my PC is a "lighting quick monster" as a comparison!
  12. I can think of something else you can investigate. Make sure your firewall or any other security software you may be using isn't blocking, sandboxing or interfering with Immunet's boot-strapper installer. Immunet's installer requires an unrestricted internet connection to successfully install Immunet. Also, if you're attempting to install Immunet on the old Windows XP Operating System that's not going to work. Immunet does not support XP & it will not install.
  13. Unless you 'manually opt out' of Amazon's new Sidewalk feature it has been "enabled 'by default' since June 9th" to most Amazon smart devices. What is Sidewalk? It can use your neighbor's Wi-Fi to increase the range of your existing Amazon smart devices & visa versa. It works by increasing the range & efficiency of the devices by using some of the neighboring Wi-Fi's bandwidth it can connect to. Amazon said Sidewalk uses just a small fraction of your Wi-Fi bandwidth. Amazon also claims that measures have been implemented that will ensure that the connections are secure & anonymous but some privacy/security experts have been sounding the alarm that it could also be used for nefarious purposes by tech savvy hackers. Here are the devices that are affected by Amazon's decision to go ahead with Sidewalk: Ring Floodlight Cam (2019) Ring Spotlight Cam Wired (2019) Ring Spotlight Cam Mount (2019) Echo (3rd gen and newer) Echo Dot (3rd gen and newer) Echo Dot for Kids (3rd gen and newer) Echo Dot with Clock (3rd gen and newer) Echo Plus (all generations) Echo Show (all models and generations) Echo Spot Echo Studio Echo Input Echo Flex If you're not comfortable with the possible future security/privacy issues that may arise and/or are not thrilled with the idea of sharing your Wi-Fi with your neighbors your only option is go into the settings for each device and manually disable Sidewalk. To turn off Sidewalk with Echo first open the Alexa app -> navigate to 'More' then select 'Settings' -> open the 'Account Settings' tab -> find the new Sidewalk section -> select 'Off' To turn it off with Ring first open the Ring app -> navigate to 'Control Center' -> find the new Sidewalk option -> select 'Disable' Regards, Ritchie...
  14. Although Immunet won't work there are a few AV solutions that will actually still work with XP. Some are free, some not. Here's a link you might find useful from the folks at WindowsReport. https://windowsreport.com/antivirus-windows-xp-service-pack-3/#:~:text=BullGuard%2C Panda Security Cloud Antivirus Free%2C Kaspersky Lab%2C,free%2C while others come with a price tag. Having an AV that will provide virus protection is one thing but keep in mind that there exists security vulnerabilities with the XP OS itself that no AV can protect you from. For that reason, you might want to seriously consider not using your back-up computer for 'any on-line usage' especially any on-line banking or shopping where you have to submit sensitive data. That's my suggestion for what it's worth. Cheers, Ritchie...
  15. Immunet hasn't supported XP for some time now as you're aware of. Any older builds of Immunet that was compatible with XP (both 32 & 64bit) will no longer work even if you have it already installed or have some (very questionable) old, off-line installer package. The servers will not process these types of connection requests to the cloud. Here is a link to the official home page where you can view the requirements needed to use Immunet. https://www.immunet.com/index Regards, Ritchie...
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