Immunet 3.0 ??

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Immunet 3.0 ??
« on: May 02, 2012, 07:29:04 PM »
I had the original  download that seemed to work nicely in the background. I am wary of this 3.0 program.... any comments pro or con??

I have macafee total protection, Malawarebytes(paid) and use secunia psi along with immunet...

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Re: Immunet 3.0 ??
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 07:43:33 AM »
Hi stcroix,
Welcome to SpywareHammer!  :w

I have not tried Immunet 3.0. Doesn't that work using Clam AV in the cloud? If you are unable to get online a cloud AV won't be able to help you.  I'm not sure why you would need that if you are using onboard McAfee and MBAM. Have you tried searching for the reviews? They seem to mention more than the usual false positives. What makes you wary now rather than before?

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Re: Immunet 3.0 ??
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 05:26:52 PM »
I can't comment on v 3.0 either, but a couple of the experts here evaluated a prior version of Immunet over in Dell's forum back in 2010. Their analysis, and the fact that Immunet started bundling the dodgy ASK toolbar, lead me to uninstall the product. I haven't tried it since. It is a rather long thread, but I suspect it is still relevant:

Ref: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/virus-spyware/f/3522/p/19331160/19692282.aspx#19692282

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Re: Immunet 3.0 ??
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 04:21:59 AM »
Originally, I found Immunet reviewed by Michael Krebs at krebsonsecurity.com and the basic info was that Immunet was set up as a kind of clearing house for signatures that  AV systems might not have caught up with. It worked in the background and did not interfere with other secuity programs. The 3.0 version just seems bigger and at one point a window came up noting that more than 100 programs had entered my space at one time. Since then, I have blocked the windows from coming up but wonder why a nice little addition has gone mainstream and now offers a paid service at $25 per year.
I wonder if I should do without Immunet and Yes there is a clamav in the package.
My main AV is MacAfee total protection which expires this summer and I am leaning to Avast and CC Cleaner to replace the 2 main functions that I use and keep MBAM and Secunia PSI.
Thank You for the q's and comments.