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F-Secure and Internet Explorer 11 incompatibility

Aspirant

Re: F-Secure and Internet Explorer 11 incompatibility

Add-ons are the same. I don't understand how, all of a sudden, the desktop one for F-Secure should be enabled and the laptop not. I reinstalled the add-ons via the f-scure control facility just to be sure, but it shows up as incomp. No special updates to either browser, other than what microsoft provide automatically.

I was told to expect a fix in the first half of November.

This is getting, for me, tiresome.

Aspirant

Re: F-Secure and Internet Explorer 11 incompatibility

OK. I have found out what happened. I had to do a refresh of Windows 8.1 because of Skydrive issues and it seems through this that the 'Enhanced Protection' had been switched off under the Internet settings (which is surprising because I thought it was on by default).

Anyway, false alarm. F-Secure is still not compatible with Intrenet Explorer 11. It would be good now if we can have a statement from F-Secure when the fix will be available.

Honestly, I would not have renewed my licence if I had known it was going to take so long to provide a fix for what is promoted as a key component of the software.

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Superuser

Re: F-Secure and Internet Explorer 11 incompatibility

As I mentioned the other day, the beta seems to have the fix, so hopefully the retail version will not be far behind. I know they were also working on other issues with IE11, so maybe they're waiting to put the fixes out in one go, rather than in dribs and drabs. That's just a guess on my part, by the way.

Do we know if any of the other affected vendors have issued fixes yet?
Senior Advisor

Re: F-Secure and Internet Explorer 11 incompatibility

Most other vendors, who were slow with the fix,  have supplied the compatibility problem in the last couple of weeks.

 

But look on the bright side, it's another good reason to switch browsers Smiley Tongue

 

Seriously someone from F-Secure should give a definitive answer on when the fix will be available. 

Senior Advisor

Re: F-Secure and Internet Explorer 11 incompatibility

haha, I like that bright side Smiley Very Happy
Aspirant

Re: F-Secure and Internet Explorer 11 incompatibility

Well, the plot thickens. It seems that last week, Microsoft, in a Windows Update, actually turned the Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) off by default. You can read it here https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2907803 

 

I guess there were too many problems with companies like F-Secure whose add-ons were not compatible. Microsoft do not admit to making any mistake, but it seems to me they shoved a technology out  too early  without proper consultation. They are probably backtracking because big firms are finding it difficult to work with IE 11.

 

The crazy thing is that they suggest that you turn EPM on again - after sending out the update to turn it off! I don't know if it is better to laugh or cry, or maybe just switch to another browser. It is not the only thing that is rushed with Windows 8.1 - it seems they are trying to catch up with several problems. 

 

The question then, at present: does EPM protect you more than F-Secure online safety? I really have no answer.

Superuser

Re: F-Secure and Internet Explorer 11 incompatibility

Hell, you're right!  Mine HAD been turned off!  mad5.gif  But it's now back on and Online Safety is still working, with the beta release.  I'm SO glad I don't use IE!

Supporter

Re: F-Secure and Internet Explorer 11 incompatibility

So, is the latest stable build 192 compatible with IE11's EPM or not? I know the beta TP101 is, but...

Senior Advisor

Re: F-Secure and Internet Explorer 11 incompatibility

@macstorm 

 

I do not use IE11 but have confirmed that the full version of FSIS build 192 appears to be working correctly with IE11; the Online Safety plugin now functions correctly.

 

Unlike previous builds,  looking at the Manage add-ons window it states that the F-Secure was now enabled/compatible!

 

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You can confirm that your system is working correctly by;

 

1.Trying to access the following site; http://unsafe.fstestdomain.com/ 

 

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2. Check the online ratings system is working properly by searching with BING for words such as cracks/warez; you should then see a mixture of green, yellow and red site ratings;

 

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3. You could try some of the check tests here at AMTSO; http://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check.html

 

 

 

Supporter

Re: F-Secure and Internet Explorer 11 incompatibility

@Blackcat 

 

Thank you very much for your detailed answer. I "found out" that, apparently, the stable build 192 "protects" IE 11 equally effective with EPM enabled or not (yes, the system has to be restarted to apply changes with EPM), whether by checking the website http://unsafe.fstestdomain.com/  or by doing a search of "warez" in both, Google or Bing.

 

So I'd say that the online safety given by F-Secure to browsers (IE11 under Win8.1 Pro, at least) is not circumscribed by the "activation" of EPM? Sorry if I'm not reasoning well here but it's a bit late on this side of the world and time to go bed now Smiley Happy