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  1. 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...
  2. 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/
  3. 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.
  4. 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!!"
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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
  14. Hi stevewa, the history.db files are configured to make it very difficult for other programs to access or read them for security reasons. This is to ensure that a third-party program cannot delete or make alterations to these files. Unfortunately this makes it impossible or extremely difficult at best to access or open these files for review by conventional file reading software. Also Immunet does not support any user scripted CMD commands at this time. Regards, Ritchie...
  15. ritchie58

    Creppy Design

    I would certainly put my vote in to have the Immunet U.I. get a new facelift. That would be a great addition to a new build I think.
  16. Another consideration is that Immunet Protect Free is not licensed for the use of "for-profit" businesses or organizations. This info is included in the End User License Agreement (EULA). If Immunet is to be used for your own home network setup (intranet) that's perfectly acceptable but, as Wookiee pointed out, AMP for Endpoints would definitely be the better way to go if you have a business server environment with multiple endpoints. There's even a version for large corporations that have more than one network called AMP for Networks! If it's discovered that Immunet is being used in any for-profit environment then no assistance or support will be offered or forthcoming if problems arise. Also Immunet doesn't come with any written batch install scripts so you would need to write your own scripts for a multiple deployment batch install or install Immunet manually on every machine which could be "very time consuming" if there are numerous endpoints to deal with. On the other hand, AMP can be simultaneously deployed on multiple machines easily. We do have an exception for "non-profit" charitable organizations or institutions of higher learning that wish to use Immunet in a server environment however. The stipulation being that they are an established, verifiable non-profit entity. For all verified non-profit entities assistance and support will be available. Cheers, Ritchie...
  17. Hi Art, thanks for the response. Mmm, that is rather strange. There was a bug a while back that some Win 10 users were having difficulties installing or updating Immunet but I thought the devs had fixed that. I'll contact the Admin. Wookiee for you and get him involved in this matter. He would be better at advising you as to what to do next. Regards, Ritchie...
  18. Hi Art, what version of Win 10 are you using? In the mean time here's a few things you can look into. Make sure there isn't a program you use that may interfere with Immunet's installation such as your firewall of choice, another AV, sandboxing software, behavior blocker, etc... Since Immunet uses a bootstrapper installer an "uninterrupted internet connection" is also required when the files are being downloaded & during installation. You could also try a new installer package in case the one you downloaded got corrupted some how. Here's a link to download the newest installer. https://download.immunet.com/binaries/immunet/bin/ImmunetSetup.exe Best wishes, Ritchie...
  19. Thanks for the update John. I also use the daily scheduled Flash scan and never tried to add another scheduled scan myself. Maybe there is a limitation on how many scheduled scans can be implemented that I'm not aware of. I have also seen that behavior before too, where Immunet's GUI will crash if you scroll down the list of entries too quickly.
  20. Wow, that is completely unfathomable to me! My first desktop that I ever bought came with a Windows ME install disk and that seems like another lifetime ago, lol!!
  21. Thanks for the clarification Tom. That will affect XP users who use older compatible versions of Immunet more than anything else I bet. Ya know that it is estimated that at least 7% of PC users worldwide still use this "obsolete, vulnerable platform" including (unbelievably) some banking institutions in their ATM machines. Glad to hear this upgrade shouldn't affect the ClamAV module in any way. That's good news! Regards, Ritchie...
  22. Thanks for heads up on the upcoming upgrade Wookiee. I do have a few questions. So what you're saying is that the ETHOS & SPERO cloud lookups may not function correctly until the upgrade is complete, is that correct Tom? That is a little disconcerting to me if folks loose all cloud lookup protection. Any time line as to how long this may take? Will this affect ClamAV updates to the module in any way as well?
  23. Wookiee is correct. In order for the scheduled scan to perform at the correct time you need to make sure that not only is your Windows date/time settings correct but also your "PC's BIOS date/time settings" are adjusted correctly as well. The BIOS date/time should correspond exactly with what Windows date/time is showing. If there is a deviation then something definitely needs adjusted.
  24. I would just like to say if anyone else reads this and you love your wide screen HDTV make sure you have it plugged into a good voltage surge protector. The higher the joules rating for the protector the better so don't go out and buy the cheapest one you can find. I got one ordered to replace the one that didn't protect my tv. This one has a 920 joules rating, has got a life time guarantee and a $20,000 equipment replacement warranty. It costs about twice as much as a standard power strip but I think it will be worth it.
  25. Mmm, smoked brisket! That does sound good Tom! I did pretty much the same thing actually, had a few friends over, broke out the grill and cooked some burgers & dogs, sucked down some cold suds while jammin' out to some rock n' roll on the patio. It was a good time! Edit: Well, it was mostly a good time. A thunder storm rolled through so we had to take the party indoors for a while. Unfortunately, a close lighting strike fried my 50" HDTV and a HDMI splitter connected to it. Funny thing was they were both connected to a surge protector power strip when that happened and the power strip didn't even trip off. Those LED HDTV's are susceptible to damage by even the slightest power surges so I found out the hard way! I ordered a new tv & HDMI splitter online, paid extra for 2 day shipping, so they should be delivered here tomorrow hopefully. An extra expense this month I certainly wasn't anticipating plus that tv wasn't even a year old yet. Bummer! I'm just glad my computer didn't get fried too. We were streaming music videos to the tv at the time. The PC is connected to a different power strip plus I installed a new PSU a few months ago that (thankfully) also has built in over-voltage protection.
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