Loading F-Secure onto Ipad

I have succesfully loaded F-Secure onto my PC, but I am having problems loading it ont my Ipad. When trying to load directly onto my Ipad, I am told that F-Secure does not recognise Safari. When trying to load via my PC, (i.e. to another device) it just comes up with an error message.

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  • NikKNikK Posts: 931
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    From the System Requirements and Supported Platforms for SAFE and Mobile Security:

    - Android smartphone and tablet devices using Android 2.2 or later


    As for iOS for iPad and iPhone, this should not be compared to the OS X for Mac as it is NOT the same.

    You can't install a Mac product to an iOS device!


    The iOS is protected with extra security layers which in my opinion eliminates the need of an anti-virus product. I think you should only be worried if you have jailbreaked your device. (jailbreaking is an unauthorized modification to iOS, a hacking process)


    Apple states:

    iOS is designed to be reliable and secure from the moment you turn on your device. Built-in security features protect against malware and viruses and help to secure access to personal information and corporate data.

    Jailbreaking your device eliminates security layers designed to protect your personal information and your iOS device. With this security removed from your iOS device, hackers may steal your personal information, damage your device, attack your network, or introduce malware, spyware or viruses.

    Source: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3743


    The only F-Secure product that I'm aware of for iOS is:


    This is an app that replaces the Safari browser to be able to block harmful content when browsing the web.


    I hope this answers your questions.



  • BlackcatBlackcat Posts: 511

    Hi Hedders


    I am assuming you are using F-Secure SAFE?-http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_gb/safe


    If you use the login, you can choose the versions of F-Secure you will need for both your PC and your IPad;  https://mysafe.f-secure.com/login?locale=en


    What Operating system is your PC? Mac or Windows?

  • NikKNikK Posts: 931

    Please provide more information, like error messages, screenshots etc.

    Do you mean the Child Safe product on the iPad?

  • Recently joined F-secure through Virgin Media and having the same problem.


    Loaded and installed on my PC just fine, but I have an iPad which only uses wi-fi (no 3G and thus no phone number), which I would also like to protect.


    However there is no way of downloading F-secure Safe onto it - going to the website and using Safari to try and download it does nothing, Safari doesn't download anything. Tried using the 'Mobile' and 'Mac' options neither works. 


    Is there such a thing as an F-secure app?

  • BlackcatBlackcat Posts: 511



    have you logged into the SAFE portal?;  https://mysafe.f-secure.com/login?locale=en


    You can then see and download the F-Secure products available under the terms of the F-Secure SAFE license.


    I am not sure whether that includes software for the iPad.


    If not you can download F-Secure Child Safe from Apple's App Store; http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_global/child-safe

  • Yes I got these options from the Safe portal.


    Does the lack of a useable iPad option means there isn't anything available? Why can't the 'mobile' option cover iPads?


    I am more interested in the anti-virus than the child safety stuff, not having any kids. I know Apple products are supposed to be hard to hack and all that, but you never know.

  • FendyFendy Posts: 67

    Hi Hedders,


    I can confirm NikK is indeed correct. iPad is not supported. In fact, iPad platform is quite secure and no anti-virus is needed generally.


    But who knows, the trend could change in the near future. Just make sure you do not jail break your iPad :)


    Best regards,


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  • JakeJake Posts: 77


    for iPad we have Safe Browser and Child Safe apps available from App Store.


    F-Secure Safe Browser is a user-friendly browser that comes with technically superior security services. We will protect your web browsing, identity, and online life at the same time when making your browsing experience faster, easier and more pleasant.




    With the F-Secure Child Safe you can ensure that your child does not see harmful content when browsing the web. You can define what type of sites your child is allowed to surf and deny access to specific content categories, e.g. violence. To ensure safe surfing use the F-Secure Child Safe browser yourself and, more importantly, guide your children to access the web only with this browser.



  • BlackcatBlackcat Posts: 511

    Any reason why these two are not part of the F-Secure SAFE package?

  • Thanks for your help NikK

  • NikKNikK Posts: 931

    Glad I could help!  I've marked my answer as the solution, hope you don't mind.

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