F-secure home beta

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by computer geek, Jan 29, 2008.

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  1. computer geek

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    how's it going dudes? myne works fine, nice and smooth.
     
  2. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    explain..........
     
  3. s4u

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    Are you talking about the ISTP buildo_O?
     
  4. computer geek

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    yah, updated 20th december 2007
     
  6. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    yeah, i think most of us know it as tech preview,

    i was wondering what you were talking about thats all :)
     
  7. s4u

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    but it is going well.
    There are new engine parts updated quiete often
     
  8. computer geek

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    sorry, i'v been testing too many betas lately..... tech preview, yes thats right :oops: :D
    and alphas.
     
  9. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    well, im a massive fan of F-Secure, i own licences now and have owned them in the past :)

    i was an F-Secure user for many years, since backweb was a seperate program, i used to love it... and still do.

    id rate F-Secure as the #1 Suite available, i really would.
     
  10. computer geek

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    its going really smooth except for some pauses every so often. 6 months even as a "technology preview" is a good deal.
     
  11. acr1965

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    Could someone tell me what all this has? I suspect firewall/av, maybe deepguard and spam filter?

    thanks
     
  12. s4u

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    it is the security suite but then with some new engines. Deppguard 2.0 is being tested for example
     
  13. larryb52

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    I agree, gave up nod's mistake ridden v3 & am using it a tad slower boot but I feel secure with it...
     
  14. tisungho

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    Is it still slow at windows start-up?
     
  15. lodore

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    its slower than other suites to start upbut its not to bad. just test it for yourself on your pc. f-secure 2008 was a big improvement with startup speed thou.
    lodore
     
  16. larryb52

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    maybe 45 seconds longer at boot, if that's an issue I say at least I feel secure with it & that's the bottom line isn't it...?
     
  17. Xenophobe

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    Defragging your boot files will help.
    Code:
    defrag -b %HOMEDRIVE%
     
  18. larryb52

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    use diskeeper & I used that function there , it really IMO isn't that long of a boot...
     
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    redid the boot sector, booted just like ESET, I didn't see a diifference, good tip, thanks...
     
  20. lodore

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    tbh if you have decent hardware the startup time isnt any slower.
    i imaged my system. i tested f-secure and the startup time didnt seem any slower. but then again with my high spec system its to be expected. (quad core and 2gb of ram)
    i have compared the startup time with the 2007 f-secure and the 2008 f-secure on an older system. 2008 definatly loads faster.
    if you have a slightly slower boottime who cares? as long as opening programs isnt slower.
    i still wonder why the f-secure folder in program files is 354MB
     
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  21. nameless

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    I just installed a release version of F-Secure Internet Security 2008 and the installation folder is very nearly 700-MB in size. Quite astonishing at first sight.

    Edit: I asked F-Secure tech support about this ridiculous use of disk space, and here is the utterly lame reply I received (paraphrased): "You can use 2006 or 2007 instead. 2006 uses half the disk space of 2008."

    And people wonder why I say I hate AV software...
     
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  22. nameless

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    The spam/malware email scanner also doesn't support SSL. But most don't.
     
  23. kwg

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    I agree with C.S.J and larryb52 that F-Secure Internet Security 2008 is great. Like larryb52, I gave up on ESET Smart Security 3.0 (after purchasing a two-year ESET renewal for two computers). Three months after the original release, ESET has yet to correct fundamental problems which have made the ESET suite useless on my network. F-Secure is so much better.

    On my two computers, I experience no slowdown at all, even as the computer boots up. However, when testing F-Secure on an older computer, boot-up was noticeably slow. Still, within a minute or so after boot-up, this older computer was as fast as it had ever been.

    My only complaint about F-Secure is that its spam filter does not support IMAP. The spam filter does support POP3 (which most people use), but reviews have noted that F-Secure's POP3 spam filter is not very effective.

    I have disabled F-Secure's anti-spam module (easy to do). In its place, I use SpamBayes 1.1a3, which works great with IMAP (or POP3) and F-Secure. You can download it here (for free):

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=61702&package_id=58141

    Select spambayes-1.1a3.exe. If you have already installed F-Secure, you'll need to install SpamBayes in Safe Mode. Otherwise, the SpamBayes installation conflicts with F-Secure.
     
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