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Seems like a stupid question but I recently got a new computer and am running 3 machines on my home network. I have 3.0 running on the first, and just now installed it on the 2nd. Got to the point of creating a new account .. and realized .. wasn't sure which way to go. Sooo I did not create a new account and signed in with my existing account that was created on the first machine.

 

Soo, before I put it on the 3rd machine, I am wondering if I did the right thing. Should each machine have their own account or use the same account for all machines? Seems like I should be able to deduce the answer .. but am not exactly sure .. would appreciate an official answer (which might be a good idea to put in the FAQ). Thanks in advance.

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Good question WacoJohn. What should one do for multiple machines? Use the same account or create separate accounts per machine? I've been wondering about that myself since a lot of people have at least a desktop and a laptop these days.

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I just thought it might effect something or another .. with regard to 'community' stuff. Dunno .. I sort of hope the best advice is to use one account for all 'my' machines. Just thought I would ask about it. Probably not a big deal, but curious as to what Immunet has to say.

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I just thought it might effect something or another .. with regard to 'community' stuff. Dunno .. I sort of hope the best advice is to use one account for all 'my' machines. Just thought I would ask about it. Probably not a big deal, but curious as to what Immunet has to say.

Hi WacoJohn,

Still we are all celebrating Easter holidays! Immunet staff will reply only on workdays US Mountain time 9-5!

Cheers,

sweidre

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Hi WacoJohn,

Still we are all celebrating Easter holidays! Immunet staff will reply only on workdays US Mountain time 9-5!

Cheers,

sweidre

 

 

How about it, Immunet Staff? One account, multiple machines or separate accounts for each machine????

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Hello again WacoJohn, I've been giving this issue some thought for a while and came up with some extrapolations that seem logical. If a user has multiple machines then perhaps it's adventitious to create separate accounts per PC. By doing so you can create a personal community within your own personal community so to speak. If one of your machines got infected and the threat was detected by Immunet then your other uninfected machines would almost automatically be protected by that threat. You could send invitations to and from each machine using the separate email addresses to get them interconnected. There are plenty of email clients one can choose from so adding extra email addresses wouldn't be a major issue if you needed extra addresses. If you go this route WacoJohn feel free to PM me with the new accounts and I'll add them into Robert's and my community as well. Immunet staff if I am wrong about this supposition please feel free to correct me.

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Edit: I got distracted and accidentally posted this thread twice. Sorry about that.

 

Perfectly OK, Ritchie .. I was born 'distracted'. It sounds like multiple accounts has advantages .. to the accounts holder and possibly the cloud in general. Right now I have 3.0 installed on 3 machines right here at home. They are all under one email address. Of course there is only one a'account' for this forum .. with that email address .. which = WacoJohn. Trying to figure out how to redux. I think I have it. Uninstall from two of those machines .. reinstall anew with new email addreses for each. That gives 3 machines .. 3 email addresses. Put two of those machines under my existing 'community'. Does that mean I will have 3 identities ON THIS FORUM also? I am not only distracted .. but a little 'dense' this morning. If yes .. I could be WacoJohn, WacoJohn2, WacoJohn3. Do you see this as a good approach? Maybe only need ONE forum account .. not actually sure (dense .. and distracted). I have not changed anything ... yet.

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Yes, uninstall Immunet on two machines. When doing so make sure you say "no" when asked if you are going to reinstall Immunet. That way you will get a clean install without the previous account information associated with that machine. Then create new and separate accounts after reinstalling. After that is completed send invitations to and from each PC to create you own sub-community. So 1 is connected to 2 and 3. 2 is connected to 1 and 3 etc... Get it? Renaming the accounts differently is a very good idea just to avoid any future confusion and maybe that of the Immunet servers as well. I don't see any reason why you would have to change your forum handle if you did this since all three accounts will belong to you.

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As far as a benefit to the community as a whole? I think you have something there! If other users of multiple machines adopted this procedure it would only stand to reason that would increase the cloud database. Thus increasing the protective power of the cloud for everyone!

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As far as a benefit to the community as a whole? I think you have something there! If other users of multiple machines adopted this procedure it would only stand to reason that would increase the cloud database. Thus increasing the protective power of the cloud for everyone!

Hi WacoJohn & Ritchie,

If you have Immunet Free separately installed in three computers, there must be three different user names used: eg. WacoJohn, WacoJohn2, & WacoJohn3, three different email addresses, and maybe three different passwords. Simple, just add the digit "2" or "3" to the existing password of WacoJohn ( = easy to remember).

Advantages:

1. Your My Community will be increased

2. Protection Factor will be increased (this increase is fictive, though!)

3. The number of members in the Cloud will increase

Disadvantages:

1. The total number of threats in the Cloud will not increase (3 WacoJohns can hardly come across more threats, than one single WacoJohn, provided that no other persons use the other two computers!)

2. All the settings in Immunet forum must be transfered from WacoJohn to WacoJohn2 & WacoJohn3. (Can copy&paste be used?)

Cheers,

sweidre

PS. Regarding Immunet Plus the license issue will add an extra complication! DS

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Disadvantages:

2. All the settings in Immunet forum must be transfered from WacoJohn to WacoJohn2 & WacoJohn3. (Can copy&paste be used?)

Cheers,

sweidre

PS. Regarding Immunet Plus the license issue will add an extra complication! DS

 

Sounds like I will be doing the '3 accounts' approach. Lots of advantages. Only thing that has me hesitating is '2.' above. Lost me on that one ... how would I do that .. or is that where I would PM Ritchie58? I have not yet done anything (still 3 machines .. one account). Waiting until I know exactly what I am doing b4 doing anything.

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Sounds like I will be doing the '3 accounts' approach. Lots of advantages. Only thing that has me hesitating is '2.' above. Lost me on that one ... how would I do that .. or is that where I would PM Ritchie58? I have not yet done anything (still 3 machines .. one account). Waiting until I know exactly what I am doing b4 doing anything.

Hi WacoJohn,

Disadvantage "02": One way is to actively in the forum only use "WacoJohn" with all his necessary settings!! WacoJohn2 & WacoJohn3 you cant treat as "passive" members, who will not actively participate in posting anything! WacoJohn2 &WacoJohn3 need only necessary setups, so that their security is maintained (eg. not publish their email addresses etc.). I have a question though! Will the computers WacoJohn2 & WacoJohn3 be used by anybody else but you? If so, will he/she be active in the Immunet forum?

Cheers,

sweidre

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Hi WacoJohn,

Disadvantage "02": One way is to actively in the forum only use "WacoJohn" with all his necessary settings!! WacoJohn2 & WacoJohn3 you cant treat as "passive" members, who will not actively participate in posting anything! WacoJohn2 &WacoJohn3 need only necessary setups, so that their security is maintained (eg. not publish their email addresses etc.). I have a question though! Will the computers WacoJohn2 & WacoJohn3 be used by anybody else but you? If so, will he/she be active in the Immunet forum?

Cheers,

sweidre

 

Sounds OK. 3 forum accounts (but only use one .. WacoJohn), 3 emails, 3 machines.

 

I will be the only user of the 3 machines and the only person 'active' in the forum. If it is all settled that 'this is the way to go', I will get it all done over the next few days. Still not sure about All the settings in Immunet forum must be transfered from WacoJohn to WacoJohn2 & WacoJohn3[/b. I am not sure what is meant by that.

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Sounds OK. 3 forum accounts (but only use one .. WacoJohn), 3 emails, 3 machines.

I will be the only user of the 3 machines and the only person 'active' in the forum. If it is all settled that 'this is the way to go', I will get it all done over the next few days. Still not sure about All the settings in Immunet forum must be transfered from WacoJohn to WacoJohn2 & WacoJohn3[/b. I am not sure what is meant by that.

Hi WacoJohn,

According to your reply, I will not see any problems for you to use 3 computers, 3 accounts, 3 email addresses, 3 user names, 3 passwords! Logged in as WacoJohn2 you must go to "My settings" -> Profile -> Change Protection Information -> Location -> Give your country name, so you get your country flag shown. (Now, I have forgotten, where you set up email as "private"). When set, check WacoJohn2's Profile page, so that WacoJohn2 is not giving to many details of him publicly (email private = hidden)! Then you do the same with WacoJohn3! This will work fine, for sure!

Cheers,

sweidre

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Sweidre, I don't see any need for WacoJohn to have multiple forum accounts! All three Immunet computer accounts will be under Waco's supervision so what's the point? You lost me too on that one but that is a valid point about the Plus version. With the paid license it supports up to 3 PC's in your home but all would be running under the same account. Since you also get Tetra enabled with the Plus version there isn't a need to interconnect them in my view. Also to use this method with the Plus version you would need to purchase separate licenses per machine and who would want to do that!

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Sweidre, I don't see any need for WacoJohn to have multiple forum accounts! All three Immunet computer accounts will be under Waco's supervision so what's the point? You lost me too on that one.

Hi Ritchie & WacoJohn,

From the very beginning of your thread, I thought, that WacoJohn could have his three computers with Immunet Free installed using his single WacoJohn account only! I was also wondering, why should WacoJohn go for three different accounts!? But your thread became longer & longer and gave me the impression, that you have already decided to go for 3 different accounts already. (OK, maybe it is possible, but of very limited value!) Provided, that WacoJohn wanted go for 3 different accounts, I gave him my reflections about it and what measures WacoJohn should take to have it implemented, in my mind. By reading the latest topic by Ritche (see above), I understand, that you have changed your mind (a complete turnaround) and will go for WacoJohns single account only. I will say: GOOD! 3 computers with one account, one email adress, one username: WacoJohn, & one password. This is the most easy solution! So we are back to ground zero = Mother Earth!

Cheers,

sweidre

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Everyone is entitled to their opinion Sweidre but I still firmly believe that using separate accounts per machine using the free version and creating a interconnected sub-community has it's advantages as stated in the previous threads. It would help protect the other two PC's if one gets infected in almost real time. At the very least it certainly can't do any harm. Come to think of it there is two PC's here and two different accounts and Robert and I are interconnected so the same set up has been used here for most of one year now!

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