Friday, February 25, 2011

Immunet Review and Contest

Are You Protected? You may want to check this out!!

Immunet Calls on Moms, Dads & Social Leaders to Take on Community Challenge and Fight Digital Virus Pandemic!

To foster Collective ImmunityT against PC viruses, Immunet will give a prize to the person who best promotes Immunet Protect to their family, friends and associates in their online community.

PALO ALTO, CA - January 17, 2011 -
Immunet, the online security guardian to more than 750,000 moms, dads, kids and other dedicated community members worldwide, has kicked off a challenge to emphasize the importance of Collective ImmunityT for protecting whole communities' PCs from computer viruses, botnets, worms, Trojans, spyware and keyloggers that can harm their computers or steal cherished digital memories and personal information.

The company is sponsoring a contest through February 28, 2011,
to encourage everyday computer users to view the importance of protecting themselves and their online communities - family, friends, colleagues, neighbors - from computer viruses the same way in which they would band together to restrict the spread of a dangerous illness. Immunet is inviting members of local communities across the U.S. and globally to "immunize" their PCs against the millions of viruses circulating in the Cloud by downloading Immunet Protect Free and then getting as many members of the their personal online community as they can to also download the free antivirus software.

During installation of Immunet Protect Free, there is a prompt to Share via Facebook. Anyone who wants to enter the contest should select this option and add their name at the beginning of the pre-populated text in the dialog window.
All participants' names will be entered automatically into the contest to win Immunet Protect Plus, a $19.95 value, for themselves and up to 50 members of their personal online community, plus a $100 cash award.
The winner will be selected by a random drawing on March 2, 2011.

"PC computing has changed dramatically over the past few years from primarily desktop computing to a main way for keeping up with family and friends through sites like Facebook and Twitter, and for shopping and entertainment," said Immunet founder and CEO Oliver Friedrichs, a former Symantec and McAfee security veteran and entrepreneur. "Unfortunately, the more websites people or their online friends visit, the more vulnerable their PCs become to being infected with all of the types of malicious malware that are floating around the Internet. We're currently protecting PCs from more than 18 million Internet-based threats, yet industry estimates indicate that as many as 60 percent of PCs lack anti-virus protection."

Immunet Protect Takes a "Real Time Community" Approach to Protecting PCs from Viruses
Founded by anti-virus pioneers, Immunet takes a "real-time community" approach to protecting PCs. 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 Protect anti-virus software identifies viruses in real-time and continually delivers antivirus protection via an Internet connection to its community of Immunet Protect users.

Immunet's Collective ImmunityT technology leverages the power of the Internet (the "Cloud") to create a network protection effect that keeps Immunet Community members' personal PCs and the computers of their friends and family safe online without the normal slowdowns and conflicts associated with traditional antivirus approaches. 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.

"Immunet protects your PC and the PCs of your personal online community - your friends, family and neighbors, who also happen to be the most likely sources of a virus infection," said Friedrichs. "When Immunet detects a threat, everyone in the Immunet Community is immediately protected, simply by having Immunet installed. Contrast this to traditional anti-virus software that requires the latest download of anti-virus signatures, which can take days to become available after the threat appears."

Three-Quarters of a Million People Depend on Immunet Protect:
It's Lightweight, Fast and Compatible with Other Security Software

Since its debut last year over 750,000 people have downloaded Immunet Protect Free in over 192 countries, including Vatican City, to protect their MicrosoftR WindowsR 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 (out of 5) from CNET.

My Thougths:
Why wouldn't anyone not want to be protected? Especially when there is no cost. You can get the free version and then decide to upgrade. The cost really is minium and I think it's a great deal. This antivirus protection is eay to install, fast and light. This cloud based service is always up to date. (As far as I've seen!) I just started using this service but whats nice it that is compatible with your existing anti virus protection, so why not try it. It is free!

*Disclosure: I received a free one year upgraded subscription for review purposes.*

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