Immunet Communities Exorcize Zombies, Bots and Worms Haunting Family PCs

Citing strength in numbers, Immunet's Collective Immunity technology enables friends and neighbors to protect one another from frightening hacker tricks

Oct 25, 2010, 06:00 ET from Immunet Corporation

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In unprecedented numbers, families, friends and neighbors are uniting to exorcize all manner of malicious code -- zombies, botnets, worms, viruses, Trojans, spyware and keyloggers -- seeking to haunt their PCs by levering Immunet's Collective Immunity™ technology. Immunet, the developer of next-generation security and Cloud AntiVirus technologies, effectively shuts the door in the face of malevolent cyber tricksters looking to wreak havoc on unsuspecting home computers with its Immunet Protect AntiVirus software, the industry's only free cloud-based antivirus software with integrated community protection.

Immunet's Collective Immunity™ technology offers members a network protection effect that keeps their personal PCs and the computers of their friends and family safe online. Each time a virus is blocked on one computer in the Immunet Community ALL other computers are instantly protected from the same virus, increasing the speed and level of virus protection with each new member. This collaborative approach uses "strength in numbers" that grows smarter with each new community member.

"Just like there is strength and safety in numbers when children go Trick-or-Treating around the neighborhood together, there's strength in numbers when it comes to keeping your PC safe," said Immunet Founder and CEO Oliver Friedrichs, a former Symantec and McAfee security veteran and entrepreneur. "Immunet Protect is the anti-viral potion to protect individuals' PCs and their social network against all manner of cyber threats in real-time."

Unlike traditional antivirus products, which reside on PC hard drives and take between one and 14 days to gather, analyze and deliver updates--often after the threat has mutated, Immunet identifies viruses in real-time and continually delivers antivirus protection via an Internet connection to its community of Immunet Protect users. Immunet Protect is up to 35 times lighter than traditional antivirus solutions, which take up between 100 and 350 megabytes of disk space and causes performance slowdowns. In contrast, Immunet Protect uses only 10 megabytes of space, to keep PCs running at optimal speeds.

Since its debut last year nearly 600,000 people have downloaded Immunet Protect Free in over 192 countries, including Vatican City, to protect their Microsoft® Windows® desktop PCs. Extremely lightweight (up to 35 times smaller than competing products), fast and compatible with other market leading security software, Immunet Protect 2.0 received a 4.5 star rating from CNET.

FREE AntiVirus Protection

Immunet Protect Free 2.0 is available as a free AntiVirus download from the Immunet website, www.immunet.com. Users can upgrade to Immunet Protect Plus for advanced, offline protection at anytime, while Immunet Protect Free will always remain free.

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In the spirit of Cyber Security Awareness, Immunet is offering a 25% discount on Immunet Protect Plus. Enter the promotional code "OCTOBER" at the Immunet Store.

About Immunet

Immunet was founded in July 2008 by AntiVirus industry veterans to address a sweeping shift in the Internet threat landscape. Immunet utilizes the latest advances in computing, including cloud computing, collective intelligence, data mining and machine learning. Immunet Protect 2.0 is a free Cloud Antivirus download that provides real-time protection from over 14 million threats daily.

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Collective Immunity is a trademark of Immunet Corporation. All other trademarks used herein belong to their respective companies.

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