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Free Cloud Antivirus Security Startup Immunet Reaches 500,000 Members

Immunet Protect Free 2.0 is available as a free download
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunet, the developer of next-generation security and Cloud AntiVirus technologies, today announced it has reached over 500,000 users of its free AntiVirus product, Immunet Protect. Immunet Protect 2.0 launched in June 2010 and received a 4.5 star rating from CNET. Immunet provides real-time protection from over 14 million threats through the Immunet Cloud. The product is extremely lightweight (up to 35 times smaller than competing products), fast, and compatible with other market leading security software.

"We've grown extraordinarily fast since we launched our beta product in August of 2009. We owe our success to our members who recommend and share Immunet with their most trusted contacts, friends, and family," says Oliver Friedrichs, Immunet Founder and CEO, "We've focused on changing the AntiVirus experience from one that cripples your PC to one that is streamlined and seamless. In addition, the approaches used by traditional products protect you from less than 50% of new threats; Immunet Protect fills that gap. Our rapid growth demonstrates that performance and efficacy continue to be a real pain point for Consumers as they seek out new solutions."

Each time a user downloads the free Cloud AntiVirus software from immunet.com, they can protect their friends and contacts by inviting them into their community. Each new member in the community enhances the strength of Immunet's Collective Immunity™ technology. This 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 PCs are instantly protected from the same virus. This collaborative approach leverages 'strength-in-numbers' to grow stronger with each new community member.

"I'm extremely excited to see our software used by over half a million people to protect their PCs. We're now protecting members in over 192 countries, including the Vatican City!" says Cofounder and VP of Engineering Alfred Huger. "We welcome the next 500,000 members with open arms."

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.

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.