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Old 05. Oct 2010, 01:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Immunet has now joined the list of vendors being analyzed by AV Comparatives and their results are pretty impressive considering the length of time this has been on the market.

You can download the PDF report from here:

http://www.av-comparatives.org/compa...roduct-reviews

I may revisit this myself but I intend to have a good browse through the support forums first before inviting problems into my PC I can well do without

Note that the report relates to the Plus version which I just tried to install on a two day old XPSP3 system and it failed to load one of the drivers. Once I've cleaned everything up I'll start again with the free version only.
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Wow. The combined total or average is better than both Avast and MSE; but not quite as good as Avira. And, if I understand correctly, you can add this along side of any of the three with no real issues/problems?!

The true question is how much worse is the free version as compared to the version they tested (paid version)?

I wonder if we could get some paid licenses from Immunet for some of us to pilot?
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Commercial version for pilot testing? I guess free version should serve our purpose.
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Wow. The combined total or average is better than both Avast and MSE; but not quite as good as Avira. And, if I understand correctly, you can add this along side of any of the three with no real issues/problems?!

The true question is how much worse is the free version as compared to the version they tested (paid version)?

I wonder if we could get some paid licenses from Immunet for some of us to pilot?
This was my intention to make an objective comparison but was stuffed on install. Frozen screen and no way to shut it down apart from a reboot. Although the install never completed the tray icon appeared on reboot so the program was there minus one of the drivers. This machine is now back to XP with nothing much on apart from WinPatrol, MSE and Sygate!

I have some licenses floating around somewhere (if they're still live) - I'll PM you one.

I'll have another look at this myself in a day or two
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Old 05. Oct 2010, 10:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Pretty good detection according to that one test. You also have to take into account the false alarms though. It says that Immunet had "many", but it doesn't say how many. It's the same test set as what was used in the on-demand test of August 2010 with the other AVs. My question is, just how many false alarms were there? It doesn't give any results for scanning speed either, like the August on-demand test did. Unfortunately, in my opinion, this test is practically useless to the consumer. It is to me anyway, because it's not enough information. The free one wasn't tested, and it doesn't have offline protection by a 3rd party engine, like the paid version does.

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Pretty good detection according to that one test. You also have to take into account the false alarms though. It says that Immunet had "many", but it doesn't say how many. .
Over the weekend my Immunet threw up a couple of false positives when i was installing a reputable online game. That's the first activity i've seen from it since installation a few months ago. To be sure i threw every AV and anti- malware i have at it and even uploaded the file to virus total.
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Over the weekend my Immunet threw up a couple of false positives when i was installing a reputable online game. That's the first activity i've seen from it since installation a few months ago. To be sure i threw every AV and anti- malware i have at it and even uploaded the file to virus total.
Hey Garth, are you using the free or paid version? I'm also curious as to what the 3rd party engine is that they are using in the paid version. It could enhance the detection rate over the free version, as well as throwing up more false positives.
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In a test i saw recently (but i can't remember where, to provide the link) there was a big difference in the detection rates between the free and the paid version. The free version lacks antirootkit protection, the ability to scan archive files, zipped files and e-mails, and of course the Tetrahttp://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1724071 engine which probably makes the difference between the two versions.

In my opinion Immunet free is pretty much useless since it is not made to protect a computer by itself but to run alongside a classical AV. Other cloud AVs like PandaCloud and Kingsoft don't have so many limitations to their free versions
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In my opinion Immunet free is pretty much useless since it is not made to protect a computer by itself but to run alongside a classical AV. Other cloud AVs like PandaCloud and Kingsoft don't have so many limitations to their free versions
Maybe like AVG recently they will strengthen the free version protection depending on how well the product is received. The sad facts of small team development though are that without an income the project will die anyway, hence the need to sell at least some of it Even so, as a complimentary tool the free version does have some features which users may not enjoy with their current product.
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The sad facts of small team development though are that without an income the project will die anyway, hence the need to sell at least some of it
Yes, you're right, as a user who wants his software free i always forget that part I hope things go well for them, as i actually like the application. I used it for a while when it was still in beta (version 1.0.26 if i remember correctly). It was super light, had no problems running along with Avira and scanned my system in less than a minute.
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