Is Immunet any better now?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Brandonn2010, Jul 26, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Posts:
    1,849
    I am considering switching Prevx to Immunet, because since I have the free Prevx, it won't do much other than alert me. Also because Prevx has been bought by Webroot and is now becoming their Webroot Secure Anywhere.

    So I was wondering if Immunet Free is good. I've heard it is bloated and has lots of FPs, but is it better now?
     
  2. Cloud

    Cloud Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Posts:
    1,030
    Location:
    United States
    Immunet Free isn't really bloated, just a resource hog. But personally, I would choose Prevx over Immunet Free because...

    1) It is lighter.
    2) It is not limited in detection.
    3) Higher detection ratio.
     
  3. clayieee

    clayieee Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Posts:
    261
    Its good, but not good enough.
     
  4. Cloud

    Cloud Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Posts:
    1,030
    Location:
    United States
    Well said, clay. :thumb:
     
  5. Umbra

    Umbra Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Posts:
    2,158
    Location:
    in a remote land :)
    And the network feature is just a gadget
     
  6. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Posts:
    1,849
    I know Prevx's detection is better, but I ask because my Prevx won't actually block or remove anything other than adware.
     
  7. Sir Percy

    Sir Percy Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Posts:
    232
    So buy it.............:)
     
  8. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,516
    Windows Defender should be lighter, but detection rate is another story. It contains removal, and light HIPS (like WinPatrol) if not on Windows 7.

    There are some lesser known alternatives if you check my list.
     
  9. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2005
    Posts:
    828
    Location:
    Arizona
    Just let Prevx detect and use something else to remove (or remove it yourself).
     
  10. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    Posts:
    2,960
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    :thumb:
    +1
    Yep. Find the location. Get process hacker and EAM. Go malware killing.
     
  11. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Posts:
    1,849
    I have thought about EAM but the FP rate seems high. I think I will wait for version 6's open beta, since it will probably improve on that.

    Also, InfinityAz, would you like me to change my avatar to something else, since ours are so similar? I know you were using that before I did.
     
  12. raven211

    raven211 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Posts:
    2,567

    -Sarcasm start- What about Windows Vista? Oooooh, I see what you did there. :p -Sarcasm end- xD
     
  13. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Posts:
    5,648
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Agree! Immunet's "personal network" is an out-&-out mickey mouse scheme to get users to become salesmen. The "personal network" is a joke. Immunet's true community consists of ALL its users -- every one of them.
     
  14. raven211

    raven211 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Posts:
    2,567
    An obvious fact that isn't so obvious to everyone. ;)
     
  15. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Posts:
    1,849
    I'll put it on our PC we hardly use and see how slow it makes it, and see if it has a lot of FPs.
     
  16. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    6,426
    From my experience it's not as light as they're advertising it. Panda Cloud and avast! feel much less of a burden to the PC.
     
  17. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Posts:
    1,849
    Now I have it on my Mom's laptop along with Avast! 6 free, and GeSWall. It doesn't seem any slower but it's a pretty crappy laptop anyway. It's kind of nice that it automatically added all Avast!'s program folders and temp folders to its exclusions.
     
  18. Umbra

    Umbra Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Posts:
    2,158
    Location:
    in a remote land :)
    One day i install Soluto to check the boot time of my girlfriend laptop who used Immunet and avast 6 (she complained her system was slow). Immunet add 15 sec on the launching time of Avast and around 5-10 sec for the others apps.
    i know that Soluto is not a perfect tool but since i removed Immunet, her system was clearly faster.
     
  19. Pedersen

    Pedersen Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2010
    Posts:
    234
    Having 2 antivirus always slows down pc way more than one. I wont discuss A vs. B as that is against policy but go looking at Raymonds comparison of antiviruses and you will notice we do keep what promised (related to used ram) ;)

    http://www.raymond.cc/antivirus/index.html

    Choose test from dropdown.
     
  20. Umbra

    Umbra Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2011
    Posts:
    2,158
    Location:
    in a remote land :)
    Immunet is a Companion AV, like prevx, it was installed without enabling ClamAV, and it added automatically Avast in its exclusions; so it was not a conflict issue, but just that Immunet is a resource eater :D at least on her system and on mine when i test it to double check.

    If Immunet is no more a companion AV it will be nice to mention it on the website.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  21. carat

    carat Guest

    No - it's still a FP champion :ouch:
     
  22. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Posts:
    5,648
    Location:
    Hawaii
    RAM usage is by NO means the primary indicator of a program's impact on system responsiveness. If you view all of Raymond's test results you will see that Immunet has somewhat more adverse impact on responsiveness than do several other AVs.

    Immunet's forum reports some instances of very high cpu usage & slow-down by Immunet.

    Even so, Immunet Plus's inclusion of Bit Defender makes it moderately useful at its present price. I would buy a license IF they eliminated that meaningless personal "Community" block on their GUI. To me, that block proclaims that the Immunet proponents are rather too disdainful of the intelligence of their users. :cautious:
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  23. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Posts:
    1,849
    I'll monitor these things from it on my Mom's computer. I just have high hopes for the program since it is meant to be run alongside another AV, plus it is cloud-based, and it may improve since it was acquired by Sourcefire.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.