Do I need to install a separate F-secure for each virtual machine? (Mac + Parallels + Win10)

Hi!

 

Just to make sure:

I've just installed F-Secure Freedome on my Mac. Is my Windows traffic now protected (Win10 runs on top of Mac system in a Parallels virtual machine)?

- OR -

Do I need to install a  separate licensed copy of Freedome for each virtual machine?

 

Thanks for Your help and clarification!

 

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  • UkkoUkko Posts: 3,083 Superuser

    @leaderment wrote:

    Hi!

     

    Just to make sure:

    I've just installed F-Secure Freedome on my Mac. Is my Windows traffic now protected (Win10 runs on top of Mac system in a Parallels virtual machine)?

    - OR -

    Do I need to install a  separate licensed copy of Freedome for each virtual machine?

     

    Thanks for Your help and clarification!

     


    Hello,

     

    Sorry for my reply. I'm also only F-Secure user (their home solution); And not friendly with Mac-platform.

     

    Just as temporary unofficial suggestion before any normal and valid ones:

     

    --> I able to think that situation based on how "VM" work (mainly 'network'-adapter and related things);

     

    And I able to expect some situations:

     

    --> You run Freedome on Mac.  System did switch from "your" network adapter to Freedome VPN network adapter.

    You run "VM" and it used your 'current' Freedome VPN network adapter.

     

    I able to suspect that your VM-system will be with 'Freedome VPN' IP.

     

    Then -> if Mac (or VM do provide) able to handle network traffic under VM -> so, F-Secure Freedome also able to block (Browsing and Tracking Protection features) certain websites/trackers... even under VM-system.

     

    If Mac do not able detect/handle VM-traffic/network-usage -> so F-Secure Freedome also do not able detect/handle traffic under VM. So... malicious websites or trackers will be not blocked. With such design -> required Freedome installation under VM.

     

    ALSO... possible that your VM will use not a 'current' Freedome VPN network adapter; But your 'classic' normal network adapter. With such design -> VM will be with your own IP. With such design also required Freedome installation under VM.


    I able to suspect that such design can be as workaround/trick. So designed view -> Freedome installation under VM (for sure.. that all works), but possible to re-check meanings by your own steps:

     

    --> Run Freedome on Mac;

    Run VM;

     

    --> Check about "which IP detected under VM" (by some services, as example);

    And re-check if... harmful-rated pages are blocked or not; Possible to check it with F-Secure test pages.

     

    Sorry for long reply! Smiley Sad


    Thanks!

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