What is Browsing Protection?

Browsing Protection by F-Secure is a browser extension/add-on that is part of the F-Secure SAFE software package that you purchase. The extension is currently available for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. The extension is automatically installed when you install F-Secure SAFE on your computer, and for most web browsers, the Browsing Protection extension needs to be enabled separately when you open up your selected browser for the first time.

With the extension enabled in your browser, Browsing Protection (known as Safe Browsing on mobile devices) ensures safe browsing and safe internet banking by supporting both encrypted (HTTPS), as well as non-encrypted (HTTP) traffic.

Browsing Protection also blocks harmful and suspicious websites to ensure the safety of your computer and personal data. For example, unwanted web pages can be blocked with a "block page" notification. It also adds a reputation rating icon before each link on your search result page by enforcing safe search mode for search engines, also if HTTPS is used. This helps you avoid harmful and suspicious websites even before clicking on them. This feature is available for Google, Yahoo and Bing! search engines.

Pricing & Product Info

For product info and pricing please go to the F-Secure SAFE product page

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