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I think I'm done with Immunet

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Yet another false positive during a Photoshop update. Between the quarantines of Windows updates, the log files filling up drives until 0 space is left, extreme CPU hogging and latest updates always being crap (making me always wait months before updating as others work through the crap and fixes are released) it is not worth it any more. It may actually be easier to deal with viruses.

Can anyone recommend a good free alternative for active scanning? I usually also keep Malwarebytes on my computer and it's always been good at catching malware, but I don't like using it for active scanning.

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I am sorry that the progress of Immunet is not to your liking. I understand FP's are super annoying and I apologize, as well as pass it along to that team to see how can we do better to prevent things like this.


The CPU hogging issue, should be fixed in the latest version, though some other users reported specifically windows 10 pro issues with that still which we are investigating.
Do you have debugging enabled? If so, that's probably why the log files are filling up so quickly.

What would you like to see in the future of Immunet?

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Fixed on the latest version until eventually it comes back. Every version I've ever used has ended up at high CPU utilization for long periods of time (just for sitting idle on active scan, not doing any actual scans), 90% to the point I have to kill it. Debugging is not enabled (and I never enable it).  The log file thing was just an older issue I was describing.

I don't think I will go to any future version but I recommend that the false positive thing happens way too often. Do reach-out to major vendors like Microsoft & Adobe and see if they are willing to do testing on your newer versions before they get rolled out. I am sure they are just as keen to not have a 3rd party AV kill their users' installs as much as you.

My conclusion is that I have spent a significant amount of time dealing with Immunet issues that actually getting a virus would take less time to deal with.  It should be a set-it-and-forget it type of thing.

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I'm heading down this path myself - literally I have disabled everything in my system, Immunet continues to run at better than 50% of my CPU with no open apps.  I'm running an i7 7th gen at 2.7 with 16GB of RAM, 10 Pro 1803, Immunet version 6.2.4.10819 and my mouse will hesitate, then kick back in; my apps will seemingly hang, the device will become semi-unresponsive - but only when Immunet is running.  This only started in late Feb or early March, I don't know what changes were made, but roll them back.

I use and manage our Amp enterprise deployment at my office, we were told that Immunet was the free version of Amp and that the products were essentially identcal - minus the management features.  I can only hope that my corporate environment doesn't begin to experience the issues that I'm having at home.

Oh and I'm not running in debug mode, or anything odd for that matter.

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Hi guys, there have been a "number of reports" of Immunet causing excessive CPU usage with some Win 10 users recently!

 However, I can tell you with all honesty that the devs "are aware of the situation & are diligently working on" a solution.

Once the cause is recognized & is corrected steps will take place. It could be a simple update through the UI or even an entirely new bug fix build might be rolled-out soon.

Sorry for the inconvenience this is causing anyone.

Regards, Ritchie...

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Ritchie is correct. We know about the Windows 10 High CPU and are looking into the issue to find a fix. Right now, it looks like Windows 10 is the ONLY operating system being affected from what I can tell. Though, if you have high CPU on the latest version on another OS, let me know ASAP.

 

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