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Hi, been trying out immunet for the last several months.

Got tired of intrusive antiviral bloatware that "knows it all so you don't have to", wanted to try something leaner I can configure.

What I need is a context menu scan, and an ondemand scan, nothing else.

System is Win7, SP1:NO W10 systems on network, wouldn't have one for fresh ice water anywhere.

I have Immunett configured for my needs. Since installing my machine has slowed.

Program monitor install & start: OFF

Blocking mode:OFF

Quarantine Malicious & Suspicious: "Ask me"

No scheduled scans since I rarely download executables, and check those carefully.

Despite this however, Immunet continues to :

Monitor installs and starts.

Block processes.

Auto quarantines on detection.

Get bogged down during large compiles, especially those with more than a few hundred files.

 

How do I? Or is there a way to configure Immunet to be a simple content menu virus scanner, and nothing else.

I get an archive I want to scan, before or after extraction, then I tell it, otherwise it just sits in the background doing nothing.

If this is not feasible, then I will go back to using clam on the command line.

 

 

Thank you for your time.

Janus.

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Hi Janus,

Still using Win 7? As I'm sure you're aware of Microsoft no longer supports this platform for any new security patches, enhancements or bug fixes.

Sorry to hear that Immunet isn't quite working out for you.

It sounds to me like you don't want an AV with a traditional UI and everything that goes with that & Immunet can't be configured to only run context-menu scans on demand.

It also sounds like you are already familiar with using just the ClamAV source code. That might be a better option for you actually. 

Here's a link where you can download the newest source code version for your OS. https://www.clamav.net/downloads

Best wishes, Ritchie...

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@ritchie58

Thank you for your time.

Yes, I am aware that Microsoft no longer supports Win7. However, due to the nature of W10 there is no way I can ever use it.

I am impatiently waiting for ReactOS to go beta, after which I am hoping to ditch windows completely.

Not ranting, but the telemetry alone disqualifies W10, as do cloud accounts, and the list goes on.

They can make a very nice desktop OS, I prefer XP SP3 to Win7 BY FAR!!!, which classic shell fixes most of, but the direction after W7 is useless to me since I want a computer not a device, simply put, for me it is broken all the way through.

My needs are simple, scan what I want scanned when I want it scanned, and otherwise just be ready.

My systems are not setup normally, nearly all my tools and programs are portable, most of which I compile myself, and have several versions, each configured for a specific task or type of job.

I make as close to zero usage of the profile as I can, "My documents" is actually empty other than save games and visual studio stuff.

Sad to hear there is no way to configure immunet to do just the subset I need.

I will be removing it, then making a shell script then.

I hope what I need will be available in the future, but please do be aware, it is currently ignoring multiple user settings as I listed above.

If it were to adhere to those, I could adapt, but the way it right now, it gets in the way of troubleshooting.

 

Thank you again for your time.

Janus.

 

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I here ya there, I also loved Win 7 Ultimate x64 as I knew that OS like the back of my hand!

My old Win 7 rig gave up the ghost last year because of a mobo hardware issue so I got another PC that had Win 10 Pro (Business Edition) x64 pre-installed.

It wasn't as difficult to transition to 10 as I thought it would be. Although it did take some time and effort to research & configure the OS to the way I wanted it. I originally was using the Win 10 Administrator profile (as with Win 7 with no problems) which turned out to be too much of a hassle for normal day to day usage as one example. 

I had to create a personal account with Microsoft to use the Admin profile and then sometimes I would get locked out for some unknown reason & had to request yet another access security code sent to me just to use my own computer!

They claim they detected possible suspicious activity with my PC and required a security code to proceed. Is this PC mine or does Microsoft think they own it were my thoughts at the time. So I had to create a normal user profile to avoid all that!

I also used some registry tweaks to allow most Admin privileges using just a normal user profile thanks to some savvy Win 10 users instructions.

Plus there were a few apps that I loved that are no longer compatible with Win 10 which kinda bummed me out.

There are folks that are fed up with Windows OS's because of the BS one has to sometimes go through to upgrade to a new platform.

That's why some have started using the open-sourced Linux - Ubuntu or Apple's IOS platforms instead. ReactOS does look very promising as yet another alternative!

I think it would be great if the devs created a version of Immunet that uses just command-line scripting like the ClamAV source code does instead of a dedicated UI. IT pros & power users would love something like that I bet! My thoughts for what they're worth.

Cheers, Ritchie...

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@ritchie58

I understand the transition is easier for others than for me. The paradigm of its layout and structure is insane to me. I do not organize anything that way, nor do I think anywhere close to however it is structured. Whatever logic is behind it escapes me utterly. All I see is indistinct blobs various colors with no clear borders or structure, besides, I want a computer, not a desktop sized tablet.

Even if I could adapt, I could never use it anyway.

I have a lot of other people's IP on my systems. The telemetry alone is a big enough threat. They backup your user profile and copy files to 'Have them available where ever', which I cannot afford. I can't risk any of my logins or credentials to customer systems being mirrored anywhere. And no, I do not trust microsoft to keep things confidential any more than I trust google or apple to.

The concept of being locked out of my own system like that guarantees I will never use it. I have never regged any system of mine, and I never will. It is my computer, and it is private. Sadly, linux is not designed to have a desktop as it not intended for desktop use, so no real hope there.

Hope you have a nice day.

 

Janus.

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Hello again Janus,

As far as transitioning to another Windows OS that really isn't anything new to me. I've been using computers with an installed Windows OS for more than 20 years.

My first PC had Windows ME installed. ME came out in 1999 if my memory serves me correctly.

I think that gives me a bit of an advantage when it comes to upgrading to a new OS since I've been using these systems for years. I can see where some folks could become apprehensive about upgrading if they never had to it before.

Speaking of telemetry, obviously Microsoft was 'closely monitoring' my computer when I was using the Admin profile. How else would I have gotten those (completely unsubstantiated) security warnings.

My brand new (at the time) PC was/is not infected in any way & I never engage in any risky browsing behavior. I don't visit the dark web, use dangerous peer to peer or illegal crack/keygen sites. I don't even like to use sites that don't use the HTTPS encryption protocols and certainly would never attempt to spread malware. I work for an AV company for Pete's sake, I like wearing that white hat, one of the good guys!

I tried to contact Microsoft first via phone to get a more definitive answer for why this was occurring but forget about actually talking to a live human being. All Microsoft support has gone on-line only.

Even on-line I couldn't get a straight answer from anyone which gave me the suspicion that they were trying to hide something from me maybe? All I got was the same completely generic answer on-line, possible suspicious activity was detected. Well, that tells ya a lot, not!!

When more people were getting Win 10 installed I read a few articles that some users had detected & were complaining that out-going internet traffic from the OS itself was occurring much more than any other previous platform. Their complaint was, after monitoring this out-going internet traffic: Is Microsoft Win 10 actually spying on me? In my case I'd have to agree with that!

"So I think your own concerns are totally valid Janus!"

Regards, Ritchie...

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