Online Safety Statistics - how does website count work?
I installed FS 2014 about 1 month ago after first running uninstall tool, so new clean statistics only for the latest month. I search the Internet a lot but I doubt I've visited 5594 web sites in just 4 weeks. It sounds almost impossible.
Blocked web sites
I have 5 blocked web sites. I only recall 1 message about a blocked harmful website.
Past threads here;
Relevant quote; [sling, from F-Secure]; To answer your doubts on the web site counter, for different web browsers, every http request to 1 webpage might generate different counts because different browsers might be sending other http requests (such as browsers or plugins checking for updates, etc) than to the website that you want to browse to.
Overall it looks like the count is not just adding up the number of sites entered in the URL-field and it is browser dependent. Looks like another amended knowledge base article coming up!1 1Like
After reading the other threads(thanks @Blackcat) it seems that the website count includes all connections made by the browser including ads, scripts, iframes etc. I think this is a good thing. But you might as well skip checking the statistics since it can get confusing.
Note: My count didn't increase until I closed IE.
Regarding the FS message of harmful site, it seems that this is only working in Firefox and IE where the Online Safety extension is installed. And my conclusion is that you only get this message if the URL in the browser address field is a harmul site. NOT if an ad, script, iframe etc in that page is pointing to another site that is harmful.
Do you agree?1 1Like
some good conclusions there (can a F-Secure mod. confirm?).
Agree that in the present format the Online Safety Statistics count is confusing.
Maybe a knowledge base article needs to be made about this count or I would ditch it all together in the present format and only note harmful/blocked sites.
Online Safety works with Google Chrome as well. And yes, the Online Safety detects malicious site based on the URL, for malicious content in the web, such as Ads, script, iframe etc in that page will be detect and handle by other engines in the F-Secure software.