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Probably the best feature for me. "Hide Tray Icon".

 

I rarely get an infected file. Can i disable the tray icon forever? The agent.exe seems to do all the dirt work.

 

So... what´s the complaint if i disable it from the autostart. I notice that i have no notifications if i disable the tray icon, but i dont need notifications neither.

 

It is necesary to have that icon on the tray? for update purposes or other important things?

 

(sorry about my poor spelling)

 

Thank you.

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iptray.exe is the process that controls the system tray icon's behavior. If you disable this, Immunet will not function properly. If the icon displeases you why not just leave it hidden with your operating system tray icon options. Also, in the GUI Settings, go to Notification Settings, there you can disable Cloud Notifications and Verbose Tray Notifications. If you do that you will only see a popup if Immunet detects a threat that requires your attention. If you are using the ClamAV engine you would need to enable Allow Definition Updates. That way all your signature updates will be automatic.

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I dont have/(don´t knnow what it is) clamav engine enabled. I think is the offline signatures.

 

So... I will take the risk. Is this or not to have any antivirus installed. I dont really need it.

 

If i leave it hidden, another arrow appears on my tray indicating that there are more icons hidden, and also i want the minimal footprint posible and cpu usage and minimal startup delay windows posible.

 

Thank You for your answer and for your great software.

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Ok, you don't use the ClamAV engine. What version of Immunet are you using, Plus (paid) or Free? Since your computer can connect to the internet I think it would be very dangerous for your operating system not to have at least these two things running at all times: 1. A firewall 2. An anti-virus product. As you can see by my signature below I use a layered approach to protect my PC and interestingly enough they all seem to work well together. Malware developers churn out 100's if not 1000's of new viruses and variants of viruses everyday not to mention fake anti-viruses and ransomware! Any number of these can steal your personal information, turn your PC into a Bot, sending out malware or spam to other PC's, hold your PC for ransom or destroy stored data including your operating system files (the dreaded blue screen of death)! If your OS uses a 32 bit binary platform that leaves you even more vulnerable to infection. The firewall protects you against hackers and other unauthorized intrusion. As far as system resources, Immunet Protect has one of the lowest system footprints compared to most AV packages in the marketplace today. I'm not sure you can completely disable the System Tray Icon but I don't think so. Perhaps a administrator, moderator or more knowledgeable forum user can give you more information on that. If it is possible I would hope you could still access the GUI through All Programs or create a Desktop Shortcut because being able to access the GUI is important for any anti-virus product or for any software for that matter.

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Free edition.

 

You look a bit panic, a virus/trojan is not a big deal... its just a procces that can be manually killed.

 

I dont download ilegal software.. at least not recently.. not pr0n.. and not bad webpages (i use browser srware iron in permament incognito mode with opendns filter protections). Also the modem has some aditional protections.

 

I never store personal info on the computer or online, too risky even in more secure websites can be hacked. When i download a suspicius setup file, i use a sandbox program to install it.

 

I just need a process manager and a connection manager, like curports and processhacker to know if something goes wrong. Maybe an antirootkit.

 

But i have years without an infection, and my pc is all day connected every day. I just uninstall avast few days ago because is useless and huge... But also has the hide icon option. I like that option.

 

The immunet tray icon is easily disabled from the startup programs also with right click on the tray icon kill the iptray process. The service agent.exe seems to have the task of protection from treaths.

 

My original question was, iptray.exe which critical functions exactly may have. I dont need the community, clamav updates, notifications. I just need light protection in realtime against treaths.

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I guess I do take my PC's security rather seriously. If you consider that a fault, that's one fault I can live with. I am glad you found a security setup that works well for you. That's the most important thing. I do understand what you're saying though. You just want that layer of cloud protection that Immunet will provide without the other stuff getting in your way. Reducing start-up processes to the bare minimum surely would decrease boot-up time and the use of system resources. I recollect that is your goal although iptray only uses about 6/10 of a megabyte of RAM when idle. As you're already aware of, disabling iptray.exe disables the System Tray Icon thus eliminating quick access to the GUI. As far as if that would adversely affect other functions of Immunet? I do not know. I've never had a reason to disable it so perhaps someone with a better knowledge of the internal workings of Immunet can best answer that question for you. Regards, Ritchie...

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a virus/trojan is not a big deal... its just a procces that can be manually killed..

Hi fos,

With your opinion, why are you using Immunet AV (or other security softwares) on the whole? In order to not infect others, you should not send emails to others, not visit any social sites (Facebook, Twitter etc.) or any fora (forums) at all! Cheers, sweidre

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Hi fos,

With your opinion, why are you using Immunet AV (or other security softwares) on the whole? In order to not infect others, you should not send emails to others, not visit any social sites (Facebook, Twitter etc.) or any fora (forums) at all! Cheers, sweidre

 

 

Thanks a lot for your advices Sr.

 

I am using immunet and previous av software for the Realtime thing. And immunet in particular because his light footprint.

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Hi fos, another way to decrease boot-up time and save on system resources is disabling or setting to manual Windows Services that are unneeded or rarely used for the home user. If you haven't tweaked your Windows Services list here is a Yahoo search page that has some informative links. Regards, Ritchie...

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Free edition.

 

You look a bit panic, a virus/trojan is not a big deal... its just a procces that can be manually killed.

 

I dont download ilegal software.. at least not recently.. not pr0n.. and not bad webpages (i use browser srware iron in permament incognito mode with opendns filter protections). Also the modem has some aditional protections.

 

I never store personal info on the computer or online, too risky even in more secure websites can be hacked. When i download a suspicius setup file, i use a sandbox program to install it.

 

I just need a process manager and a connection manager, like curports and processhacker to know if something goes wrong. Maybe an antirootkit.

 

But i have years without an infection, and my pc is all day connected every day. I just uninstall avast few days ago because is useless and huge... But also has the hide icon option. I like that option.

 

The immunet tray icon is easily disabled from the startup programs also with right click on the tray icon kill the iptray process. The service agent.exe seems to have the task of protection from treaths.

 

My original question was, iptray.exe which critical functions exactly may have. I dont need the community, clamav updates, notifications. I just need light protection in realtime against treaths.

 

 

With the iptray disabled if Immunet quarantines a false positive you will have no way of knowing that has happened. This would be another thing to keep in mind.

 

Stephen

 

Sourcefire Immunet Support

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