Mobile version of F-Secure Search
I noticed that the mobile version of F-Secure Search doesn't work anymore. It just redirects me to F-Secure SAFE website.
The desktop version of it works just fine.
Has anyone any idea why is that and what is the idea behind that?
It's interesting for me too. Just because I met same situation a week ago.
But my first experience was with "explanation"-page. After that I check some of other devices and found that.... other platforms/browsers will be with "silence"-redirect. Probably it's related with settings about "search-engine". And if.... you have F-Secure Search as default search-engine... any trying to use it.. will be with prevention-page. But direct-visit will be with redirect.
My first experience was about Windows Phone and F-Secure Safe Browser.
And there (still... probably) I able to get page about words, which should be explanation (but I not really understand it). It's sounds like that (sorry that it's not really "quote"):
"Thanks-words about using F-Secure Search and explanation that starting from 09.03.2015... the mobile features of F-Secure Search are not longer supported there. But F-Secure Search will be available for desktops/laptops and ?! with any web browsers.... just because it's available to get web-version (?!) of F-Secure Search with next URL".
Next URL - of course.... original link for F-Secure Search and which comes for me with "explanation-page" (originally during use it as search-engine) or with "redirect" to F-Secure Safe (during trying to visit the link or other variants).
Also current "explanation-page" with advice to trying use F-Secure Safe .
So... it's looks like and sounds like.... there not really available to use F-Secure Search with mobile devices (?!). But I not really understand reasons for that. Except... something with search-providers for search-results or something other as main trouble-point (because I not understand... which mobile features was there too much specific, than totally different background with web/desktop version).
Sorry for my reply.1 1Like
Thank you for answering!
I noticed the issue on my Windows Phone also (I use FS Protection). Then I tried to enter F-Secure Search on my Anroid tablet, where I use it as a default search engine (Firefox), but same problem there.
Actually now when you mentioned that, I remember I got the same pop-up window (as you did) on my Windows Phone at the first time.
But still I have no idea why the mobile features won't be supported any longer.
Actually right now I think it was quite stupid decision from them.
I wish they could give some kind of an answer...1 1Like
Ben Posts: 2,641 F-Secure Product Expert
F-Secure continuously experiments with new features. We have at least for the time being decided to discontinue the mobile search solution. F-Secure Search for desktop / web remains available ‘as is’.
Please keep in mind that while the mobile search has been discontinued, you’ll continue to be protected by other mobile security features on your smartphones and tablets. For example, Browsing Protection in mobile security protects you from potentially unsafe search results (links that lead you to malware or phishing site). Similarly, the safe search mode automatically filters unsuitable content from the search results (for children) and the family protection capabilities prevents kids from access unsuitable content.6 1Like