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F-Secure SAFE: Internet security for all devices

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When the firewall is turned on, it restricts access to and from your computer. Some applications may require that you allow them through the firewall...
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When browsing protection is turned on, you will be blocked from accessing harmful websites.
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Use full computer scan when you want to be completely sure that there is no malware or riskware on your computer. This type of scan takes the longest...
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By turning the firewall off, you allow all network traffic.
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Sometimes you may want to exclude a file or folder from scanning. Excluded items are not scanned unless you remove them from the excluded items list.
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If you have a family computer that your child can access, you can set a certain level of protection and restrictions via Parental Control to protect...
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Looking for a way to protect your family from websites containing inappropriate content? Stay safe and activate Content Blocker.
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Want to control how much time your children can spend on their devices? Find out how you can limit the time your child can use the device.
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We recommend that you set up a separate Windows user account for each family member. When each computer user has their own Windows user account, you...
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Usually there is no need to change the default settings, but you can configure how the computer is connected to the Internet so that you can receive...
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If you have a family Mac computer that your child can access, you can block certain websites based on their content type using Parental Control to...
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To minimize the impact on your computer's gaming performance, you can set your F-Secure product to be on Gaming mode. This optimizes the system...
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Question How can I allow an application that DeepGuard has blocked? Answer Sometimes DeepGuard may block a safe application from running, even if you want to use the application and know it to be safe. This happens because the application tries to make system changes that might be potentially harmful. You may also have unintentionally blocked the application when a DeepGuard pop-up has been shown.   To allow the application that DeepGuard has blocked:   Click the product icon in the system tray to open the main user interface. Click the Tools tab and  Application permissions. The Monitored applications list is shown. Find the application that you want to allow. Note: You can click column headings to sort the list. For example, click the Permission column to sort the list into groups of allowed and denied programs. Right-click the Permission column and select Allow from the pop-up menu. Click Close. DeepGuard allows the application to make system changes again.   This article in other languages: Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish
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Question How can I prevent applications from downloading harmful files? Answer You can prevent applications on your computer from downloading harmful files from the Internet.   Some web sites contain exploits and other harmful files that may harm your computer. With advanced network protection, you can prevent any application from downloading harmful files before they reach your computer.   To block any application from downloading harmful files:   Click the product icon in the system tray to open the main user interface. Click Settings. Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings. Under Security settings, select Firewall. Select Do not allow applications to download harmful files. Note: This setting is effective even if you turn off the firewall.   This article in other languages: Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish
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Question I forgot my security code and I cannot change settings or uninstall the application. What should I do? Answer The F-Secure SAFE application supports the forgot password logic. If you have defined an e-mail address in the Parental Control or Anti-Theft settings, you can use the “I have forgotten my security code” functionality.   To reset the security code:   In the dialog requesting the security code, tap the I have forgotten my security code link. The Security Code reset window opens. Tap OK. An e-mail is sent to your defined e-mail address. Open the e-mail and to reset the security code, follow the instructions given. Set a new security code through the Anti-Theft settings and store it carefully. Use, for example the F-Secure Key application to keep your passwords safe. This article in other languages: Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian  
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Question What is Desktop web pages? Answer When the Desktop web pages setting is turned on, the browser will open the desktop version of the web page instead of using the mobile-optimized version of it.   Tap the menu button in the upper-right hand corner to open the action menu and select Settings. Enter the password and tap OK. Check the Desktop web pages status, and if it is off, turn it on.
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Question What is Private browsing? Answer When the Private browsing setting is turned on, history, cookies and temporary Internet files are not stored. To turn on or off Private browsing:   Tap the menu button in the upper-right hand corner to open the action menu and select Settings. Enter the password and tap OK. Check the Private browsing status, and if it is off, turn it on.
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