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  1. Hello Damokles and thank you for your interest in Immunet, Not sure what you mean by making a complete list. Immunet originally was strictly just a cloud based AV when it was first introduced. The draw back to that was Immunet had to have a constant internet connection for cloud based lookups during normal operation & during a scan. Also there was no off-line scanning capabilities. After the introduction of the open-sourced signature based ClamAV into the program that not only added an additional layer of off-line protection but also added the ability to run scans even if no internet connection is present as it works as a traditional downloaded malware definition signature based AV. You can use just the scalable multi-threaded ClamAV scripting code http://www.clamav.net/ as an automatic or on-demand AV scanner & a email gateway scanner for instance. ClamAV does not have a UI in the traditional sense since everything is handled through Command Line scripts. Of course Immunet provides a traditional UI to users without the need for advanced technical skills to configure or use since ClamAV's scripts are integrated into Immunet's program code via the ClamAV module. Immunet can be used as a "stand-alone" AV solution. If used in this manner it is recommended that the ClamAV module & updates for it be enabled. If Immunet is used as a companion AV to a compatible paid product it is recommended that the ClamAV module remain disabled. This improves the amount of system resources being used. Immunet will work with Defender. Using them both should provide good malware protection for the average user. In fact Immunet has, by default, an exclusion for Defender for improved compatibility. If using Immunet with Defender I would consider "not disabling" the ClamAV module for the reasons described below. Adding an exclusion/exception rule to Defender for Immunet's Program Files folder is also very highly recommended. That way they recognize each other as safe programs and goes a long way in avoiding possible future conflicts. If I "had to choose" one or the other I would definitely go with Immunet over Defender. Microsoft even admits that Defender is meant for users that don't have or don't want to use a different AV solution. Although some improvements have been made with newer builds Defender still is not a stellar anti-malware program as it provides basic protection. The Plus version of Immunet is no longer available. Immunet Protect Free is just like the name implies, it's totally free for individual/home or private network use and for "non-profit" charitable or educational organizations! Immunet is not licensed for any "for profit" business, service, organization or product. If it's found that Immunet is being used in such a manner no support will be offered. This information is included in the End User License Agreement (EULA) when first installing Immunet. We recommend that any for-profit entities use Immunet's paid Enterprise version called AMP for Endpoints. https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/security/fireamp-endpoints/datasheet-c78-733181.html I hope this answers your questions. Regards, Ritchie...
  2. Hello bellgamin, I am glad that my fears were unfounded regarding Immunet being completely scraped when I first posted this topic. The decision to eliminate the Plus (paid) version of Immunet had me concerned once again at the time though. Why mess with a money maker, that didn't make any sense to me. It was explained to me that an Enterprise version of Immunet designed for multiple end-point environments was being developed. It was decided that to continue supporting the Plus version and continue R&D for what would become FireAMP Connector (the name has been changed to AMP for Endpoints) was just to too costly & time consuming for the development team. The logic was if a user that liked the Plus version could use AMP instead. Although AMP is designed primarily for server based business, educational or institutional use it can be configured for private network/home use too. I was given a free one year license a while back just to check it out for myself. I did put forth the idea of issuing a new Immunet Plus version that would include a secure VPN service. VPN services are very popular right now because of more folks are doing on-line shopping, banking or using sites where sensitive data is sent then ever! VPN's make it virtually impossible for your browser activity to be snooped on by hackers, spyware, rootkits, malware, etc... Cheers, Ritchie...
  3. ritchie58

    UI Concepts

    Yeah, I especially like the CPU & memory bar graphs better on this one! Plus the illuminated Scan Now & Update Now buttons have a somewhat three-d effect which is a nice touch too. Great job on all of those examples Marcin! Just out of my own curiosity what software program are you using to create these images? I doubt you used the very basic, limited functionality, Windows Paint. Adobe Photoshop maybe?
  4. There have been other users reporting conflicts with the Steam gaming software & Immunet. That's why it's recommended to create a custom Exclusion rule for Steam's entire Program Files folder. That should eliminate any further False Positives.
  5. Hey dallas7, glad to here from you again too! Just wish it was under different circumstances. Glad to hear you received no errors today! Rest assured these 503 errors don't have anything to do with your browser of choice or your OS. It's a problem on the server side of things that I thought had been looked into & fixed. Let us know if you continue to encounter any more error codes. Best wishes, Ritchie...
  6. Have you updated to the new 7.0.2 version? Some improvements were made to make Immunet more stable. The update should be pushed to you through the UI, just click on the Update Now button or here's a download link to to the newest installer package if you wish to install manually. https://download.immunet.com/binaries/immunet/bin/ImmunetSetup.exe
  7. As far as I know there is no other way to delete these protected exclusions unfortunately.
  8. ritchie58

    UI Concepts

    Some interesting images you created Marcin! The third, darker UI or something similar in design would get my vote.
  9. To include the ability to lock the UI with a password is not a bad idea in my view! If the computer is used by multiple people (especially if kids are present) in the household that could prove to be beneficial. Actually Immunet's enterprise version called Amp for Endpoints uses an on-line console instead of a traditional UI. This ensures that no unauthorized personal can make any changes unless one knows the user name & password to the console.
  10. If/when Immunet gets a face lift I hope that a provision is made to allow users that have 4k screen resolutions to easily view the User Interface. This is still an ongoing issue for these folks.
  11. I guess that wouldn't help out much if an answer to a FAQ question is really outdated. I agree, some of that data definitely could be updated.
  12. Hello Amydala, Could you tell us what version of Firefox you were using? There could be a bug that may need investigating regarding the FF browser. I also encountered an incident while using Firefox where web pages started to load really slow then not at all. During that time Immunet's sys tray icon was showing "constant" activity, like it was continually scanning something. Since FF is my favorite browser I had to uninstall Immunet. Plus with the 6.5 beta and this newest 7.0 build I was starting to get a CMOS data_pool error Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) with more frequent regularity! Very troubling! Sometimes a simple reboot was all that was needed but not always, if the CMOS data got irrevocably corrupted then it took more than a little effort to get the computer to function. At first I thought this CMOS error was, understandably, a hardware issue since my rig is getting a little long in the tooth. I'm sorry to say that after uninstalling Immunet FF works just fine again and no more data_pool errors either. It's never fun having to open up the case, pop the lithium-ion button cell out & use a mobo pin jumper to completely clear the CMOS memory, then after re-inserting the battery, putting the jumper back to it's default position on the mobo, putting the case back together & after restarting having to reset all the BIOS settings again. I find this a very tedious procedure. I think this new build still may need a little work! If a fix can be found & pushed to users or a completely new build is rolled out I really have no other choice but to leave it uninstalled for now. Bummer!
  13. Great! Glad to hear you didn't have to use Revo after all. Best wishes, Ritchie...
  14. I doubt a simple reboot will fix this. Since you too are encountering an uninstall issue with Immunet please read this other recent Support topic regarding using Revo Uninstaller. https://support.immunet.com/topic/6253-immunet-700-update-keeps-requiring-reboot/
  15. Hi Danny, Something definitely went wrong with your install. Are you familiar with using Revo Uninstaller at all? If you're having problems uninstalling Immunet this third-party software should be able to do the job. If you have a 32bit system then the free version of Revo will work adequately but if you have a 64bit system I would recommend you use the the "fully functional" 30 day free trial of Revo Uninstaller Pro. https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo-uninstaller-free-download/ Never used Revo before? There are some great instructional/tutorial videos on YouTube you can view before using the software. Just type Revo Uninstaller in YouTube's search bar. I would recommend you enter "Safe Mode without Networking" before using the uninstaller. Once you get Immunet uninstalled try to do another install except make sure no other installed security software you may have is not blocking or interfering with Immunet's bootstrapper installer, this includes your firewall of choice. The install process does require an "uninterrupted internet connection" when downloading the files and installing them. You can download the bootstrapper installer here. https://download.immunet.com/binaries/immunet/bin/ImmunetSetup.exe I hope this info helps. Regards, Ritchie...
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