F-secure Safe

Aspirant

F-secure Safe

I have F-secure Safe and was wondering if it has a firewall and virus protection or wether i should upgrade to another F-secure product.

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Superuser

Re: F-secure Safe

Windows Defender is different to Windows Firewall, as WD is an anti spyware / malware application, so FS automatically disables it to prevent possible conflicts.

Malwarebytes is actually quite a good replacement for Windows Defender, as it does the same sort of thing, only better, and is compatible with FS.
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Superuser

Re: F-secure Safe

It certainly has virus protection, and Deepguard monitors applications for malicious activity, but it utilises Windows Firewall as it doesn't have it's own firewall.
Aspirant

Re: F-secure Safe

Thankyou for that.Its safer protection than F-secure internet security then. :) 

Superuser

Re: F-secure Safe

It's essentially the same. :)

If you want an additional layer of protection, I would recommend Malwarebytes, which will run alongside FS, and can offer protection against certain things, like adware, which FS doesn't.

www.malwarebytes.org

Aspirant

Re: F-secure Safe

Thankyou for that ill give it a try :) 

Supporter

Re: F-secure Safe

I have FS Internet Security installed which is due for renewal shortly. If I only have 1 PC to cover is it best to stick with IS and do you recommend Malwarebytes for FSIS also ? thanks.
Superuser

Re: F-secure Safe

In terms of protection, I don't think SAFE offers anything over and above FSIS. What it does is bring everything together if you're licensing multiple devices.

MWB will work fine with FSIS.
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Supporter

Re: F-secure Safe

Tks for prompt response. I have been considering other options due to some negative feedback regarding FS Firewall but don't have enough knowledge to take it all in.

Aspirant

Re: F-secure Safe

Ive downloaded and bought Malwarebytes and its working a treat.It cleared a lot of stuff off my system.Its well worth the £17.95p for a years subscription.Together with FSS gives me peace of mind for around £43 per year. :)

Superuser

Re: F-secure Safe

The firewall issue has been discussed a lot before. Personally, I feel that the product would be more complete if it did have its own Firewall, but in recent Windows versions, the Windows Firewall is much improved on older versions, so the non-inclusion of a firewall in FSIS isn't a deal breaker for me.