Opinions on F-Secure?

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Hi folks,

Our ISP offers F-Secure suite free.  I would appreciate comments from
anyone who may be using or may have used it.

Thanks, Gary

Re: Opinions on F-Secure?

G Mulcaster, 5/14/2007,8:15:51 PM, wrote:

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Read the thread titled F-Secure problems.

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| Read the thread titled F-Secure problems.

That thread isn't demonstrative of the software.

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mulcasterXXX@XXXshaw.ca says...
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I quite liked the look of it when I trialled it, but I never rolled it out to
any significant
numbr of machines. And that was just the av, corporate version: you may be
talking about
something entirely different.
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Thanks for the reply.   The ISP site states their F-Secure package
includes spyware detection etc. etc. Sounds like a home user suite
rather than a corporate AV.  I'm thinking of giving it a try.

Regards, Gary

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On Tue, 15 May 2007 00:15:51 GMT, G Mulcaster

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I've never used it but I've long been familiar with its detection
rates. It uses several different scan engines including Kaspersky
which is top notch. In fact, the additional scan engines have
historically just increased F-Secure detection rates very
slightly. I suspect it's much slower that KAV or KIS alone, and
if so, I'd say that KAV or KIS are better choices. The free AVS
from AOL uses the Kaspersky scan engine, and I suggest that
you compare the scan speed and system impact of F-Secure
to AVS. If you do wind up leaning toward AVS you have to also
consider that AVS lacks two of the modules that KAV has and
their importance to you. I don't know the features and modules
in the free F-Secure you are being offered, so there are
several considerations  and tradeoffs involved. All I can say
is that the free AVS suits my needs perfectly, and I would
have no reason to consider F-Secure even it was free.

Art

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Thanks Art,
The F-Secure being offered includes spyware, firewall etc. It might be
worth a quick trial esp. in terms of scan speed.
Regards, Gary

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Well Gary. I'm on the same ISP. I've got it. And it seems to do passing
well. However what I DO do is scan every once in a while with Spybot Search
and Destroy and sometimes I'll go to microscan or pando and scan it. Of
course, they're designed to come up with something "F-Secure" has missed.
That's a marketing ploy IMHO. But I've never gotten anything, touch would.
Or at least nobody's ever complained about my having sent them a virus or
whatever. LOL These things only scan for KNOWN viruses etc. It's the
unknowned that are unknown. <grin>

What I DO believe in staying away from is Norton or Microsofts on line
scanner, that latter takes forever! I once left it going unattended and it
wasn't finished a 80GIG HD which is only half full after 12 hours! Forget
that noise.

If you question "F-Secure" I guess you could always go with one of the other
and sundry freebees on line.

UmmaGumma.



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On Tue, 22 May 2007 22:33:37 GMT, "Umma Gumma"

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Thanks for the information.

Still haven't gotten around to trying F-Secure on the laptop.
Currently, Zone Alarm Security Suite is being used, which seems to
work well but is "In Your Face" a bit too much.  I've read somewhere
F-Secure has a passive operation.

Of course, F-S has the the advantage of being a free suite :)

Yes, I will use Spybot ( I also use AdAware)..

Regards, Gary

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Well if it works don't fix it, right? LOL It depends on how you set up the
options in "F-Secure" aka "Shaw Secure". I have it reporting to me any time
an application tries to make a system control change, anything tries to take
control of the browser or whenever someone scans my machine looking for some
embedded business. I think they're call root thingies. Technical aren't I. I
was hacked into. I  had gone YEARS with no problems and I let my guard down.
It ended up "they" hijacked my browser. I tried everything to get rid of it
but in the end had to resort to reformatting the hard drive. "They" were
using my machine as a proxy to do nepharious deeds. Shaw was good about it.
I didn't know the ins and outs of "Shaw Secure" and they asked permission to
do a remote desktop on the machine and set up everything for me. It's been a
learning curve but I'm bound and determined now not to have the suckers
hijack me again.



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On Wed, 23 May 2007 02:01:55 GMT, "Umma Gumma"


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Hmmm.   Scary stuff.  Makes one think about being more pro-active.

Gary


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