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  • Ukko and Simon: I completely forgot about certificates. Good point. I always download directly from the source. I never use CNET or other secondary sources because I always wonder if they have added some adware or worse. Sumatra PDF has always bothered me a little because it has ads which intentionally confuse users into…
  • Scanning the downloaded file with MBAM, F-Secure, and virustotal did not raise any red flags. It was only upon installation that Deepguard complained. I sent F-Secure support a specific query. One reason I was a little confused is that while I have run into things which Deepguard had never white-listed, e.g. Intel's…
  • "Vipre, which I'm now beta testing, is promising and I wiould have difficulty to choose between it and F-Secure." Recently a customer asked me to remove a trojan from her desktop. When I got it back to my lab, I saw that it had a lifetime subscription to Vipre. I downloaded MBAM and found that the PC had well over 100…
  • I just installed Malwarebytes 2.0. I uninstalled the previous version before installing the new one and it remembered the activation codes, which was nice. It is radically different than before and I really like the GUI for the most part. By default, rootkit scanning is not activated, which is wrong in my opinion. There…
  • I read somewhere of complaints by people who had MSE and Malwarebytes Pro installed. They uninstalled MSE and installed a paid anti-virus, with Malwarebytes being uninstalled during the process. The comments were not regarding F-Secure, but I just wanted to make sure it was not removed. I have set-up a few systems for…
  • Simon wrote "Can I just use it's default setting" I strongly recommend taking the default (recommended) settings until you are familiar with EMET. Last Patch Tuesday or the one before it had two updates for EMET 4.5.1. These updates broke EMET (with custom settings) on my systems and those of others (IE would not start,…
  • NikK wrote "I assume Malwarbytes Anti-Malware would've picked up if F-Secure hadn't. (I have both on real-time protection)" I was trying to determine if F-Secure had a problem with MBAM Pro. So it does not. You are a wealth of information! 
  • NikK wrote "besides NoScript(which I remember you use)" Yes, I do, along with Duckduckgo. I also did not install Flash on Firefox (I have that on IE for watching video). I use Firefox for relatively safe surfing. I also installed EMET 4.1. Darn the torpedoes, uh, malware; full speed ahead! Thanks for the references to…
  • NikK wrote "I see your point and the answer is Never !! Another good thing to read: Policeware (good or bad?)" F-Secure's policy on refusing to kow-tow to government or mafia organizations is a prime reason why I use its AV (the other is its superb protection as measured by AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives), though I am more…
  • NikK wrote "I believe the reason is rather simple: Google is probably the best and most accurate search engine." So when is F-Secure going to announce its partnership with the NSA? Maybe the partnership will be described as Data Fellows. After all, the NSA has the most comprehensive data. I guess I disagree with the…
  • I guess I will just have to use it with Firefox and No Script to mitigate the damage.
  • "F-Secure has a new great Google powered search" I try to never use Google because of its total lack of privacy. But Virus Total looks to be a good resource. Thanks for the tip.
  • F-Secure will turn off Defender. No need to do it yourself.
  • When I wrote that "I have installed and uninstalled AV more than a few times so I know how long everything takes" I meant that I have done this on other PCs. The PC in question had one F-Secure install, then the v.3 install, then the uninstall I mentioned. It was working just fine until v.3. This PC (actually just a second…
  • "do I qualify as a beta tester?" This was sarcasm, sorry.
  • The release notes stated: "Microsoft decided to discontinue the use of gadgets and offered the removal of the functionality as a fix for a security vulnerability (MSA 2719662). F-Secure cannot support use of a known to be vulnerable operating system component." So it appears that the F-Secure gadget has gone the way of the…
  • Jouni, would you please explain the reasoning behind restricting rootkit scans to admin? I have the admin password for all of my systems, so it is only a theoretical issue for me, but I can imagine a situation where a regular scan turned up malware in an important system file, requiring the use of a Microsoft recovery disc…
  • After looking more closely, it appears that the rootkit scan option only appears for admin users. That was unexpected.
  • I just checked my third system which has not been running for a week. It has a build of 12.71-102 and a rootkit scanner option. I think you are hinting that I need to uninstall AV on the system missing the rootkit scanning option and reinstall it.
  • "Well it's a good thing that you bring the matter up early." I'm not sure if that was sarcasm or not. I'll assume not. When I posted the first post in this thread, I was ticked because I had to uninstall and then reinstall both F-Secure and Desktop Utilities, something I should never have to do. It is my experience that…
  • I agree, the two possibilities are - the file is infected, or - Deepguard is having a false positive problem. However, if the file is infected, why wouldn't Norton or Malwarebytes flag the file, especially given that these three systems are dual-boots with one boot running F-Secure and the other running Norton /…