Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages


Today I upgraded my IS 2012 to 2013. Online Safety without any addon is good improvement for browsers. I am currently using firefox with https everywhere addon.It automatically redirects to https pages if it is avalabile for the site I am trying to reach.

I noticed that if I disable that addon and try to search via google, Online Safety works fine and shows if the results safe or not. With https addon it automatically redirects ssl google page but online safety feature doesn't work while searching. Same issue with internet explorer.


Without SSL:


With SSL:

I think, It would be great to make Online Safety compatible with ssl pages.


  • I notice the same problem when I enter search terms into google search bar in firefox 15 (google forces a https search). Agree this should be fixed.

  • To add to my previous post ... Also, if I go to page to perform search, there are no ratings for the results.

  • pianista47
    pianista47 Posts: 42 Enthusiast

    I sent this problem to Beta Support, and this is the reply:


    Since we do not use an add-in in the browser any more, we cannot intercept HTTPS traffic. Our product operates on the network level when the network traffic is already encrypted when we have access to it. This is a drawback of not having the add-ins, but it started to be very difficult to implement a proper add-in to the current browsers.



    For me this is not explanation, cause for example ESET which hasn't any addons scans HTTPS protocol, so why F-Secure couldn't do this?...
  • Berk
    Berk Posts: 12

    Agree.Maybe there is a way to scan after opening google I don't know but also I tested Bullguard IS 2 days ago and disabled its firefox addon and entered to ssl google and it showed if safe or not.


    So, F-Secure can do it.

  • pianista47
    pianista47 Posts: 42 Enthusiast

    Of course, that they can do it, but... possible that they do not want to work on this... 

  • jon
    jon Posts: 1
    WOT (Web of Trust) add on seems to do the job ok. But I would still suggest to F-Secure that they get their built-in on-line safety system working with Firefox
  • browser addins had a lot of problems... They were buggy, were not fully compatible with next release browsers(and they update very often these days), not all browsers were supported(now every is), etc....

    And, thus, they really don't want to make new addins because of all those problems...

  • Berk
    Berk Posts: 12

    After a month, still no solution from F-Secure

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