Immunet Protect Offers Side by Side Compatibility with Your Current AntiVirus

When Immunet Protect came out some time last summer, I did a little research on it and then tried it. Immunet is a Cloudbased antivirus program, much like Panda Cloud Antivirus. Here’s how Immunet works, according to the home site:

Imagine for a moment that you could leverage the computers of your friends, family and a worldwide global community to harness their collective security. Every time someone in this collective community encounters a threat everyone else in the community gains protection from that same threat in real time.

I was pleased with the way that it worked and I kept it on my system for several weeks. I soon moved on to try Microsoft’s antivirus. Currently, I am running Antivir, after reading a Techie Buzz article which was titled, Avira Antivirus Is the Lightest Antivirus Software.

Recently, I received notice from TechTracker, that there’s a new version of Immunet available. Here’s the news that made me look at Immunet again.

Version 1.0.25 supports ‘side by side’ installs with over 20 new Anti-Virus products including current versions of AVG, Avira, Mcafee, Kaspersky, Avast and Trend products. It also now supports Windows 7, XP and Vista 32/64-bit installs.

Immunet has been friendly with other antivirus apps from the day it was born. The newest version simply adds more friendsto it’s list. What does this mean for the average user? It means that you can run Immunet all by itself, or you can have additional AV protection if you need it. In my case, I have installed Immunet Protect side by side with my current Avira Antivir.

So far, Immunet and Avira are acting like old buddies, but I’ll keep an eye on them. The extra load on my system seems to be about 24mb of memory and I can handle that. I’m seriously tempted to keep Immunet and dump Avira after reading that Immunet recently ranked higher than Microsoft Security Essentials And Avira In MRG Rogue AV Test.

Since we didn’t show you Immunet in our last article about it, I’ll give you a few screen shots and some more details.

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  • Matt

    Very fine and helpful preview. One word, though: don't quit Avira (or similar) yet. Immunet is so far a second layer defense. Avira is still much more efficient against "common", widespread vira. :)

    • http://clif-notes.blogspot.com Clif Sipe

      Thanks for the warning Matt. I can't argue with that. I have already found that Immunet does not detect EICAR files that I place on my desktop. It's scan options do not allow me to scan any specific areas I choose.

      However, I have already gotten rid of Avira. Let it be on my head if I get infected. I am now running with scissors. :)

  • Nevi

    Hi Cliff..
    Thanks for the good read.But one thing.DONT change your combo of Avira and Immunet.Immunet was better than the said AV´ses,but only in that dicipline.With almost everything else you need a “real” antivirus like Avira (I use same combo and its great and so light).

    • http://clif-notes.blogspot.com Clif Sipe

      Hi Nevi – thanks for the advice. I never stick with one setup for very long. I am currently trying out Microsoft Security Essentials.

  • Nevi

    Hahaha Matt was first.