Security for smart phone (Android).

I have, for many years, used the F-Secure Internet Security Suite on my 2 house computers and a laptop.

Have just purchased a phone and want to add security to it....can someone advise me of the most appropriate product please?

My current license has 18 months to run.


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  • UkkoUkko Posts: 2,992 Superuser
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    Sorry for my reply. I'm also only F-Secure User (their home solutions);

    Just as unofficial suggestion:


    --> Currently Android-platform is supported by F-Secure SAFE solution (or F-Secure TOTAL(Freedome+Safe) solution) - if we talk about 'security software';

    And maybe not possible to purchase F-Secure Mobile Security directly (since it's part of F-Secure SAFE; or kind of and price is 'F-Secure SAFE'-certain-package; It can be 'one price' compare to related count of devices for F-Secure IS, but possible to use it as F-Secure IS and as F-Secure Mobile Security);


    Your noted "Mobile Security" about "F-Secure Mobile Security for Business" (I able to think that this solution also part of certain package); So, cost is...price for one of such solutions; And designed for Business environment.


    ALSO possible to re-check next topic:

    Where explained that 'current home active subscribers for Mobile Security' able to renew it (but ?! do not purchase it?!).


    --> With your situation: I able to think about 'smooth' switch/upgrade to F-Secure SAFE (but?! so many limitations and exceptions...):




    And just because your experience about 'more than one year of active F-Secure IS subscription"... maybe an option can be purchase "F-Secure SAFE" for 1-3 devices (where possible to use "one" license for Android device and two another licenses for some other devices); And stay with your F-Secure IS under current devices. When F-Secure IS license will be about expire date -> maybe switch to F-Secure SAFE (or start to use your '1-3 devices SAFE subscription' under all of your devices. It possible to do by upgrade F-Secure SAFE package to another count of devices and based on such);

    But it sounds not as 'smooth' upgrade.

    I'm not sure about any designed steps for getting """most appropriate product""" with less price (compare to your current design) and with your 'setting'.


    I able to think about different workarounds for your Android-device (as security-coverage). But some of them are 'unofficial', or 'required some effort', or 'about something else';


    At least, also possible start from 'trial' time of F-Secure SAFE (or F-Secure SAFE for Android-platform only) under your Android device. For sure.. that it normally work with your experience!





  • @EJB

    In the next link more information about F-Secures products for Android smartphone.
    Safe, Freedome and Total.

    There is also comparing products.

    Make up your mind, when you know, what is the best for your purpose.

    Also smart phones need more security, because they are some kind of computers, but in smaller size.
    And it is good, that you are using F-Secures apps!

  • EJBEJB Posts: 38

    I assume you are suggesting that I have to remove my current suite, wasting 18 months subscription, and pay for a new one costing far more than I pay now for 2 years cover?



  • EJBEJB Posts: 38
    PS. What is the cost of 'Mobile Security' as per the link:-
  • No, absolutely no!
    Here is your misunderstanding!
    I did not suggest nothing removing.
    Read again my text.
    I did not write anything about subscription, neither paying.
    All those thoughts are coming from your imagination.
    I only answered your question.

  • EJBEJB Posts: 38


    My question was :-"can someone advise me of the most appropriate product please?"

    My second question was :-What is the cost of 'Mobile Security' as per the link:-
    I simply don't understand your last post!


  • EJBEJB Posts: 38

    Thank you ukko.

    The F-Secure website is geared to 'business' and not to the home user.

    It is very much a 'Take it or leave it' attitude.

    On each renewal over the years I have had to either email or telephone support to ensure a sensible renewal price.

    It is too complicated for me to proceed, I don't want to complicate my current set up, so I will simply use one of the many free security apps for my Android. 

    Again thanks for your comments.

  • UkkoUkko Posts: 2,992 Superuser



    Basically F-Secure website for Home Users is also pretty well:


    And also 'save' placeholder-pages (or redirect it) - if not possible to reach it from 'direct' website-route:


    I just able to think that "Business"-board/website about more 'solutions/packages' and more tricky properly understand/get proper view. So... Business-part can be with more 'attention' or resources under it.


    But I also able to think that some troublemeanings with "renewal price" (or such process at all) can be still improved by F-Secure.

    I still able to suggest try F-Secure SAFE (or even F-Secure Mobile Security from Play Market - if possible to install it under your device) with your Android-device as trial-time (just for sure and 'meet' how it works there).

    Also previously F-Secure SAFE/Mobile Security for Android was partly available with 'disabled' licence. But I do not remember "what features are limited" and "does it still valid design". So, was possible do not purchase license and to use application with restriction about certain features (which also can be useful with some situations).


    With other meanings: F-Secure SAFE should be with 'more sensible' price (compare to F-Secure Internet Security) - if we talk about 'one count of covered devices' and do not talk about certain promo/discounts for certain solution/renewal. It possible to check (time to time) ability switch from F-Secure IS to F-Secure SAFE (because F-Secure SAFE for desktops is F-Secure IS; but license do provide more abilities: to use it under mobile platforms and manage some things under account-portal).



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