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Jeffrey Walton9-Sep-09 11:27
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Hi Ian,

> The gist seems to be that you form a facebook-style social
> network of friends you're helping to "protect" ...
I'm interested to see this in action. When Immunet made there inital announcement over a Security Focus, there were only about 80 of us testing. There was no twitter/craiglst/<favorite> circle of friends.

> What's the advantage of this, over each client seeing
> the threat for itself
It could be the case that the local antivirus misses the detection. I would expect to see this as a new threat drops. As soon as one AV picks up a signature, others, including the local machine, can benefit.

> If this is working alongside a regular AV program (As the site
> suggests is a good idea), you're doubling the overhead
> whenever a file is accessed
I did not find this to be the case in earlier rounds. For example, one test case included *NO* local AV to examine cloud communications: "Hey, I have this file. Are any hosts aware of problems with the file?".

In the case that AV is installed, the local AV will perform a hueristic match, and Immunet will reach out to the cloud (as is the case with no AV). The use case is the local AV misses, but the cloud hits.

The driver is fairly robust - OSR lent their expertise. I was not able to crash it or BSOD it. Perhaps you might have better luck than me.

> Is the extra protection worth twice the performance hit?
To be determined by the user Smile | :) All in all, I did not experience a significant performance loss. Nothing noticeable in my case.

> Before you can even talk about communication, your AV program
> still has to DETECT the threat.
The cloud helps out in the case of a miss.

Jeff
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