Anyone experience with F-secure ISP version

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  1. Windows_Security

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    Dutch Internet Service Provider and cable company Ziggo offers F-secure 'basic' as a free service. I have DW with Avast on my mothers laptop, but noticed that F-secure scored just a tadd better than Avast on real world tests and performance. So it might be an option to replace Avast free.

    Anyone experience with F-secure basic/ISP version?

    Thx Kees
     
  2. Taliscicero

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    Just Enable Windows Firewall, and uses Avast! Free. You really don't need anything else for your mother. I would remove dw just for simplicity sake. I am sure she would get on fine with this and it would remove all difficulty from the set-up. F-Secure ISP version is fine, but why bother when you already have something that works? :)
     
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    Thanks.

    I removed Vista (it was my old laptop a AMD early dual core 1.7Ghz), due to driver problems with wireless card and put back XP again, she will become 80 in november and uses DW since 2010 without any problem, so why remove DW? :D

    Any pics of available of this F-secure version?

    Regards Kees
     
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    I've used a version of an ISP rebranded F-Secure a while back. I love the F-Secure product as it is very user friendly and accurate. In my experience it had very few false positives and when something was detected the displayed messages were very easy to understand what was happening. Of course using it with DW, the added detection may not be worth the effort of the change.
     
  5. Taliscicero

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    I have devoted much of my time to leaning all facets of computer security and can honestly tell you the threat is very small these days, and even smaller for someone who does not torrent or browse pornography which your mother clearly is not doing. I suggest removing DW just because its one more thing to malfunction and cause extra strain to computer resources when Avast! Free and Windows Firewall will do everyone you need. I believe the state of perfection can be measured by achieving your goal is the most minimal way.
     
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    I certainly wouldn't give up using DefenseWall with reference to your Mom. It just doesn't get much better than that.

    Later...
     
  7. Windows_Security

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    Thanks,

    The first two years she used the laptop as is, now she is more familiar with computing and got to know other people of her age who share (card and mind) games. So she installs software occasionally, which justifies the real time AV.

    Because my mother does not trust free (free does not pay bills and employees, so there has to be a catch), I will put on F-secure

    Kees
     
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    Yep, I am not paranoid either (see my sig), this is not a rational decision, it is her mistrust of free products, which is the reason for asking.
     
  9. J_L

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    I used Shaw Secure more than a year ago, nothing wrong with it except resource usage. Avast was definitely lighter.
     
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    But then I also read this on https://www.security.nl/artikel/47046

    (In addition Ziggo offers Internet Security Advanced, because the basic security would not be sufficient.
    "Base" Ziggo Internet Security protects against viruses and spyware, but not against the risks of surfing and downloading)

    And that advanced option is not free!
     
  11. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    That should be the difference between antivirus (the free one) and Internet Security.
    If you are only replacing Avast Free (only antivirus) that's fine.
     
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    It's obvious that you have no idea about computer security.
     
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