F-Secure Personal Express Beta

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  1. Bob

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    Hi,
    There is a new F-secure beta:

    http://fsosfi04.socfi.f-sos.net/beta/

    F-Secure Personal Express protects your laptop or desktop computer aginst latest Internet threats. F-Secure Personal Express client is widely used by ISPs to protect their customers. It includes real-time virus and spy protection, personal firewall and parental- and spam-controls.

    Has somebody tested this ?
    Bob
     
  2. g423

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    Are you sure that this link is a part of f-secure company?
     
  3. Benvan45

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    Download = 65 Mb.......so.......I don't need that!
     
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    FYI as of now the Server is acting really slow, and telling me "error 84".
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    Seems to be back up but still slow only about 60k sec.

    ;)
     
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    For me, it is not a big deal as long as CPU usage is low
     
  7. dan_maran

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    The bloat was not even the main reason why, my PC went from booting in about 45 seconds to about 3-4 minutes, for everything to load, then the application launc took about 30 seconds to a minute. This software was a HUGE impact on system resources, and that screen shot was taken with my computer idle and nothing else running resident. Way to heavy IMO. But it is still a beta, either way F-Secure is not known for being "light".
     
  8. Bob

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    Installed it on a new harddisk.
    This clean install worked without a problem.
    Here are some screenshots:
     

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  9. Bob

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    This is browser Control.
     

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    This is System Control.
     

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  11. BornMember

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    hmmm... Intergrated Browser control and System control

    It's looking good

    Cheers Bob
     
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    Thanks for the screenshots Bob. It is very much apprieciated.
     
  13. orthocross

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    I downloaded this product today. Since I have a high-bandwidth broadband connection, downloading 67mb was only a few minutes of bother.

    However, I have a few words to say about the product:

    1) My machine became very sluggish during the installation process. The install seemed to take forever. Once it was installed, my machine returned to normal. However, previous to installing F-Secure PEX, Web browsing was fast and snappy. Now it is slow and sluggish. Since my Internet connection is very fast, normally, I can only assume that the slow-down was caused by the installation of F-Secure PEX.
    2) The Automatic update only took a few minutes, but failed to install an update to Security profiles. It errored out.
    3) I started a manual update over an hour ago, and currently only 51% of the update has downloaded. (The program update is 37meg). This is totally unacceptable with a 1.5mbit/sec. connection. Perhaps there is an off-line update file. If so, please let me know by posting a link to it.
     
  14. Mele20

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    This sounds like the experience I had about 8 months ago on a 3Mb connection when I tried F-Secure again. It took over an hour to just download it!! Then installation took so long I finally had to cancel. I tried again later and I could not install it as it took forever. I have not seen anything before or after so sluggish to install and so slow to download.
     
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    I've had the same experiences also in the past with F-Secure, even with a 3MB connection also. Not worth the performance hit.I plan to stay with Dr. Web for now.
     
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    For the die hard testers.
    It is now trimmed down about 18 Mb to 45 Mb.
     
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