Avast Safezone the same as Bitdefender Safepay

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  1. darts

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    Is the protection the same when i do my online banking with Avast Safezone and Bitdefender Safepay? Or is the à Diffrence ?
     
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    My understanding is that BD Safepay protects when using an unsecured WiFi while Avast Safezone does not. When at home and behind a router the Avast would be perfectly acceptable.

    The Safepay detects an unsecured Wifi, and protects. I do not understand the ins and outs of all that, but I was using KIS and then Avast. When I learned that they do not protect when using an unsecured WiFi I went to BD, which does protect.
    I cannot explain it, but maybe someone who does understand will answer.

    Jerry
     
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    Avast has settings for private and public networks.
     
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    I have posed the question of the Avast forum. We'll see what they tell us.
    Jerry
     
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    I wish that the question as to whether or not Safezone secures your transactions when using an unsecured WiFi would be answered with a Yes or NO!
    By the time very knowledgeable people explain the technical aspects, which I do not understand, I still don't know whether or not it will protect when using an unprotected WiFi.

    PIInfinity, what is the answer?

    Thanks, and I know I am in the "slow group."

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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    simple answer would be to not conduct financial transactions on an unsecured wi-fi.
     
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    SafePay comes with a VPN tunnelling (you need to pay for it) to ensure your communications are protected. Trusteer Rapport ensure that your password/login are only sent when on SSL channels while checking the validity of the sites you connect to. Both do the job on unsecure WIFI.

    I don't know for AVAST, if AVAST safezone check the sites you connect to then should be OK too. :)
     
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    Hi The Red Moon,
    Your answer is not helpful. We know it is better not to use the unsecured WiFi, but I have found it necessary a couple of times.

    I do know that BD identifies an unsecured network and acts to protect, but I have not learned whether or not KIS and Avast do so.

    fax, I was not aware of the action TR takes. I used it awhile, but had some conflict with KIS, even though there was not supposed to be a conflict, so removed it.

    Thanks,
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    Avast offers a VPN service called SecureLine. It does not appear to be included with any version of Avast (free or paid) and requires a separate subscription. So, to answer the question directly I would say no, Avast does not encrypt the connection when you're using open wifi unless you're using Secureline.

    http://www.avast.com/en-us/secureli...d_Secureline&gclid=CLCqidSio7oCFco9QgoddFcAnw
     
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    Thanks, Vic.
    Jerry
     
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    Avast IS has private and public network settings, what exactly do those settings do?
     
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    So when i do my online banking am i save with Bitdefender Safepay?
     
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    Yes, and I think it is the only one that secures with an unsecured WiFi without any other help. That is a major reason I went to it. I like both KIS and Avast, but could not determine that they offered that protection using an unsecured WiFi, which I very seldom have to use.

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    Yes, unless you run the free version.
     
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    In earlier versions the only network protection from SafeZone was that it used Avast's secure DNS servers, I don't know if they changed it later after they released SecureLine.

    A lot of people may have to use unsecured WiFi at times, but whether you do it with VPN or not makes a huge difference. While it is a good thing that software like SafePay provides VPN functionality to do financial transactions on a unsecured WiFi, it would be a lot better to use a separate VPN provider so all websites are protected, and all traffic, not just browser traffic.
     
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    This is what I found on Kaspersky Safe Money and network protection:
    http://support.kaspersky.com/9790#block0
     
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    What does the FREE version do then??
     
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    Everything else than VPN :)
     
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    Ok and what is VPN excatly then?
     
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    So when i use Avast 2014 free and Bitdefeder Safepay free i am pretty Safe??
     
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    Yes, however if you do shopping/banking on unsecured WIFI you are not 100% as already mentioned. ;)
     
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    If you use Avast 2014 and Bitdefender Safepay Free you are pretty safe on a wired connection or a password/WPA2 protected wireless connection. However you won't be safe if you use an unsecured wireless connection, in other words "open wifi". When using open wifi the only way to prevent people from snooping on your transactions is to encrypt the wireless connection. That's what a VPN does.
     
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