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I tryed Bitdefender Free, AVG Free, Panda Free, Kaspersky Free, Adaware Free, Avast Free and Sophos Free.
Avast looks for me as the best, most protection of all and you can choose what modules (eMail, Web, ...) you install.
Not a lot of advertising / propaganda (at the moment) 😉
The CPU Usage is low and RAM,... Ok.. all Programs need RAM but is ok. 😉
If you want to exclude some file types you have to add this exclusion in this way ?:\*.txt
Don't forget to remove the check mark from Chrome when starting the setup.
I have not installed the following modules; Web & Mail Shield, Software Updater (i use to many very old Apps), Browser Cleanup, WiFi inspector, ... Browser Extensions, Passwords and cleanup.

Also i have installed Immunet 7.02 with Network Monitoring, ETHOS and SPERO enabled, Programm start/Install, Blocking mode and ClamAV Engine is disabled.
The Folder "C:\Program Files\Immunet" i also exluded in Avast.

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Yes, we're back to the old CPU cooling issue.
The enemy of the CPU is temperature fluctuations.
Cold, warm, hot ... up and down ... optimal cooling, which keeps the temperature constant at a certain value, would be the most pleasing to the CPU.

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Hey all,

For a more "generic" way to start/stop Immunet, you can do the following (possibly only works in Windows 10, I haven't tried on earlier versions * ) :

Stopping Immunet

From the command line:

wmic service where "name like 'Immunet%'" call stopservice

or from a batch file:

wmic service where "name like 'Immunet%%'" call stopservice

(Re-)Starting Immunet

From the command line:

wmic service where "name like 'Immunet%'" call startservice

or from a batch file:

wmic service where "name like 'Immunet%%'" call startservice

The advantage of these is you don't need to know what version of Immunet you're using, so you don't need to work out the new service name after upgrades or edit any scripts you have.

I have a custom script that downloads some of the Securiteinfo, Sanesecurity and RFXN custom databases, stops Immunet, copies them to Immunet's "ClamAV" dir, and restarts Immunet. By identifying the "newest" ClamAV dir and using the more-generic way of stopping the service, my script doesn't need editing every time Immunet upgrades. For my case, this increases Immunet's static file detection rate from about ~75% to >95%.

I originally worked this out a while ago because I did a couple of upgrades where the Immunet service changed name from something like "ImmunetProtect" to "Immunet 6.0.4"

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* I don't know much about Windows as I've been primarily a Unix/Solaris/GNU-Linux user for both work and play since the late 1990s. I only maintain a Windows installation for the tuning software that allows me to flash custom maps to my car's ECU.

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stupid automatic creation of smileys from punctuation
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Thanks zombunny2 for your info to stop the service, i 've changed this in the scrips.
It works also on W7.

URL'S to check if a new version of Immunet is available.
Only works if the entry is removed from the HOSTS file (update.immunet.com ).

http://update.immunet.com/updates/protect/update-7.0.2-64.xml
http://update.immunet.com/updates/protect/update-7.2.8-64.xml

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  • Immunet Update does not work
  • ClamAV is outdated
  • Monitor Network Connections is removed from options
  • Quarantine Behavior is removed from options
  • No popup informations about virus detection, new updates, failed updates...
  • i've also sent the update issue to Cisco support

Two Weeks Later...
no thank you, no reactions, no informations


With Immunet 7.0.2 you had a really useful one
and resource-saving antivirus software provided free of charge.
In my opinion, the update to version 7.2.8 has made this product unusable and is now much more of a security problem.
I have never seen anything like it in 30 years.
Share the source code with the community, bury this project in your archives or whatever.

I know it's free but it doesn't matter.
Wikipedia told me how much profit you made, you also need something to make losses.

I hope you do not use Immunet for this...
https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/07/lets-destroy-democracy.html

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On 6/14/2020 at 4:16 AM, Frank_ said:
  • Immunet Update does not work
  • ClamAV is outdated
  • Monitor Network Connections is removed from options
  • Quarantine Behavior is removed from options
  • No popup informations about virus detection, new updates, failed updates...
  • i've also sent the update issue to Cisco support

Two Weeks Later...
no thank you, no reactions, no informations


With Immunet 7.0.2 you had a really useful one
and resource-saving antivirus software provided free of charge.
In my opinion, the update to version 7.2.8 has made this product unusable and is now much more of a security problem.
I have never seen anything like it in 30 years.
Share the source code with the community, bury this project in your archives or whatever.

I know it's free but it doesn't matter.
Wikipedia told me how much profit you made, you also need something to make losses.

I hope you do not use Immunet for this...
https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/07/lets-destroy-democracy.html

hehehe

maybe  try chinese system ,talos 

or  soviet system

 

they want socialism

 but i aint paying for them

i saw somewhere immunet pro  (paid)in works 

 

just  its maybe this way,,,broken system so all buzz off

 

 

i dont know

 

 

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On 6/22/2020 at 7:04 PM, novirus said:

??!...

i saw somewhere immunet pro  (paid)in works  

...

It was not called PRO but PLUS and has not existed for years.

https://web.archive.org/web/20150629232617/http://www.immunet.com/plus/a/index.html

The last Immunet 7.3.0 (02.07.2030) has the same update problems on my computers and is still not using the current ClamAV engine.

It is sad.
Immunet was a beautiful and slim antivirus product without the ballast that other manufacturers use.
If Cisco continues like this, then it would be better to end this project immediately.

EOL

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Everyone is entitled to there opinion Frank. What I would like to see is more input from some knowledgeable support staff helping users with there technical issues.

I'm the forum moderator for this site but I've been thrust into the role of doing the duties of a support person to the best of my abilities. I've been getting almost no help for over several months now! I have no clue as to why that's happening! The admin Rob T was a great help on the site but he's been M.I.A. since April.

That certainly isn't the first time this has happened in the years I've been doing this. "It does get 'rather frustrating' when I get no assistance at all on the site!!"

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Are you getting paid for this job?
I've been reading from your comments for some time that it frustrates you.
If you don't get paid, you would quit as a moderator before it affects your health.
Otherwise, it may be time to think about further training to expand your professional future.

Have a nice day Frank

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9 hours ago, ritchie58 said:

Everyone is entitled to there opinion Frank. What I would like to see is more input from some knowledgeable support staff helping users with there technical issues.

I'm the forum moderator for this site but I've been thrust into the role of doing the duties of a support person to the best of my abilities. I've been getting almost no help for over several months now! I have no clue as to why that's happening! The admin Rob T was a great help on the site but he's been M.I.A. since April.

That certainly isn't the first time this has happened in the years I've been doing this. "It does get 'rather frustrating' when I get no assistance at all on the site!!"

You made a great Job here Ritchie, you help a lot this community. Perhaps cisco doesn't have someone managing support of immunet. It seems when they have a free time they visit here to see what is going on.

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Thanks for the encouraging words guys! "I do really appreciate it!"

It is rather obvious by now that Immunet is not getting the priority it once did by the Cisco/Sourcefire management.

I guess one can only hope that things will eventually improve and there is more input from the support staff.

Best wishes, Ritchie...

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Fixed my boxes with help from Fank's post see the below:

    1. Stop the Immunet Service --> net stop ImmunetProtect_7.3.0
    2. Add "ReceiveTimeout 240" to freshclam.conf in "C:\Program Files\Immunet\clamav\0.102.1.76"
    3. Delete old Database files bytecode.c*, daily.c*, main.c*, lastupd and update.log
    4. Start the Immunet Service --> net start ImmunetProtect_7.3.0
    5. Hit update now in Immunet GUI & wait for it to check for updates & download daily, main ....... everything again

Messing about I discovered I could not manually run freshclam from cmd as it kept timing out at 60 seconds. This lead me to this post:

https://manpages.debian.org/experimental/clamav-freshclam/freshclam.conf.5.en.html

I figured I'd give adding "ReceiveTimeout" & 240 thinking this would be seconds just below "ConnectTimeout 5" in the freshclam.conf file.

All working fine now still using clamav 0.102.1 that Immunet 7 was built with rather than the latest 0.102.4. I'm ok with this but should be easy enough to update from the portable zip on ClamAV downloads for those that need the latest.

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Hey guys,

Out of curiosity I decided to give it a shot & reinstall Immunet since not as many folks seemed to be reporting update issues recently. That was a mistake.

Immunet seemed to be normally fully functional for a number of days until tonight. I was starting to get pleasantly optimistic but...same stuff.

The Scan Now tab is greyed out & the Updater window seems to be non-functional now (see images). I tried doing several re-boots, a good system cleaning & defrag to no avail. That also means that cloud lookups are not happening either. Bummer!

So I did an uninstall once again. For me, I'm not trying a new reinstall until the new build is available, period!

 

No Cloud Connection.jpg

Updater Not Working.jpg

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Hi ritchie,

very unfortunate to hear this.
I'm still using version 7.02.
I assume that the support has no idea about this problem or is ignoring it.

At the moment I would be very happy if a well-known computer magazine would test and disembowel Immunet.
So my hopes are rather low that a new release will work better.
I don't even know which version is up-to-date because I haven't looked for an update for
A long time ago.
..
...

...
it has become quieter here ...
it is probably because many are now using something different.

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Hi Frank,

Thanks for responding. You say that 7.0.2 seems to be working for you? That makes me curious because I used the latest bootstrapper and it downloaded & installed 7.0.2. first. Normally with the bootstrapper installer you should automatically get the newest build.

Afterward I got the notification with the UI that there is a new build available (7.3.0) which I updated to. Obviously that wasn't a hot idea!

With this revelation I would recommend that anyone that has build 7.0.2 & it seems to be functional "NOT UPDATE to build 7.3.0 then!"

It's has been increasingly quieter in general with the entire forum actually. I believe that's due to Immunet's user base diminishing as more people experience the same issues that have been going on for months now.

I do hold out some hope the the next build won't be such a disaster & maybe start getting some new users and winning back some former users too perhaps.

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I don't know what the bootstrapper is currently doing.
Because I directly download the version that is shown to me via the update URL.
Currently it would be 7.3.0.11792 but I don't feel like it ...
never touch a running system ...

Yes, it became quiet.
EDIT: last post at Immunet Twitter page
22. Juli 2019
LOL
That happens when a provider don't look into his forum for over a year, ignore customer emails and focus on apparently more important things.
I think the current survey won't bring anything anymore, it comes at least 8 months too late and I assume that the plug will be pulled.
Because nobody uses free software that doesn't work.
Support for Windows 7 will definitely disappear. In this respect, it is of no interest to me to deal with it anyway.
Immunet is so out of focus that print and online media are not interested in whether Immunet exists or whether it works or what is good.
You can also see this in the fact that it is not tested in any AV Software test that I know of.

In that sense, maybe see you.
Maybe I'll stop by again in 5 months 😉

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I hate to see you go Frank but I can't really blame you though. Everyone has only so much patience before it's expended.

It may not take that much time (I sincerely hope) to get the new build rolled out so I hope you check back from time to time to see what's going on.

Best of wishes, Ritchie...

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If I should find out that there is a new version, I will surely take a look.

Linux is complicated and the energy-saving functions are poorly implemented and don't appeal to me (as well as some other things). The update function of Windows 10 where I can no longer decide what to install and especially when, is an absolute NO GO.
The only alternative would be to install the updates manually, but who wants that.
So nothing will change on my Windows 7 in the near future and I think Immunet will probably no longer support 7 in the next release.
Microsoft's policy bringings me one step closer to giving up computers and I've been thinking about buying an old mechanical typewriter for a long time.


I hear people screaming again.
"You are making the network insecure with your outdated Windows 7"
"Your antivirus software hasn't been updated in a year? wtf"
What can I say? ... #!@?, and I also use Android 2 and 4 on my smartphones. I also only updated my computers from XP to Windows 7 3 years ago.
I also don't use a Corona app (bacause i dont drink), it only works with those who move with the times and waste resources.
I don't carry this device around with me either, I don't need it, rather I'm forced to use this device if I want to use car sharing, for example.
I'm all fed up with it.
"S" & hit on it.


If someone doesn't go along with that, he becomes an outsider and he is told he has to move with the times.
In the history, too, people moved with the times and at a certain point it became a compulsion and it cost millions their lives.

Yes, the comparison is a bit of a risk and a little inappropriateness, but I think in the future they will say, "Why did they do that".

I don't want to discuss it either, it is not easy to go this way when you see the consequences of all steps and with each step it becomes more difficult to find solid ground in a withering world the closer you get to the "goal".

I wish all readers a good day and stay healthy.

 

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Ha...well apparently I gave up quicker than you guys.  I just started seeing all these posts come through email saying there was a response.  Here we are what almost 5 months after my first post and they are still having the issues.  Glad I gave up honestly.  You get what you pay for is what I've learned when it comes to good AV.  I thought I found something I could pass along to my non-profits but heck it's not worth the hassle anymore.  Hope it pans out as it seemed promising but I've moving along to just buying something for my clients to use instead.  Wish you all the best!

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