Immunet Antivirus Review

Pros and cons of this free antivirus program

Immunet uses cloud computing to provide one of the best free antivirus programs available. It runs on Windows computers, is really easy to use, and is far less bloated than most antivirus solutions.

The software stays connected to a network of over two million users and utilizes the entire community to build their defense. When one user is attacked, Immunet stores the data and uses it to build more robust antivirus protection for everyone else.

Immunet antivirus
What We Like
  • Real-time threat detection; never needs a manual definition update.

  • Installs on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.

  • Requires a relatively small amount of RAM to run.

  • Can be used alongside other antivirus programs.

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn’t scan email databases.

  • No automatic detection of viruses on USB drives.

  • Doesn't always function correctly offline.

Immunet Features

Immunet installs in less than 60 seconds and requires not even 100 MB of space on your computer. Here are some other details to keep in mind:

  • Encourages a FlashScan right after installing to check for threats in running processes and startup registry keys.
  • Includes an optional Blocking Mode feature that you can enable to prevent new program installations until they've been determined as safe (the safe check takes just a fraction of a second).
  • Provides intelligent, on-demand scans to detect virusesspyware, bots, worms, etc., even within archived files.
  • Run a custom scan if you need to check a specific folder or hard drive.
  • You can set up scheduled scans so that Immunet will run a full, flash, or custom scan every day, week, or month.
  • Even without on-demand and scheduled scans, the program constantly checks for threats, including keyloggers and Trojans, without ever downloading an update.
  • Includes the ability to quarantine infected files.
  • You can add a file, folder, file extension, or threat name to the exclusions list so that it's ignored as a threat. Several exclusions are provided by default to avoid conflicting with other antivirus programs and Windows files.
  • Gaming Mode can be turned on to suppress all notifications.
  • The file history log provides a detailed report of everything the program is doing, from running scans to detecting threats and blocking processes. You can even search through it by keyword and filter by date.
  • Enable or disable ETHOS and SPERO cloud detection engines.
  • Turn on the ClamAV engine to detect threats offline.
  • It works with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008 R2.

A Final Verdict on the Program

Immunet works across a range of Windows versions, so nearly any Windows user can take advantage of it. Plus, since it can run in conjunction with other antivirus software like AVG and Kaspersky (here's the full list), it doesn't stop you from using it even if you prefer to run other security related programs.

However, while using Immunet with other AV programs initially seems like a plus, notifications can seem annoying and never-ending if the programs contradict each other, which can be the case depending on your computer's antivirus settings.

Immunet's user interface isn't the most attractive, but since the program performs admirably, it shouldn't be much of a consideration (though it does desperately need a visual update to compete with modern antivirus solutions).

A major plus is that it’s always connected to the internet (as long as you are) and so can always update its defense definitions with information every other Immunet user gathers. This is the company's largest selling point and, frankly, about the only thing that sets it apart from other antivirus programs.

This antivirus solution, however, can completely replace similar software from companies like McAfee and Norton that charge for their programs and for yearly access to important, often crucial updates. This constant updating plus the cloud-based defense, make Immunet one of the most attractive free antivirus programs available.

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