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Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by s4u, Nov 26, 2007.

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  1. s4u

    s4u Registered Member

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    I see more and more people using F-Secure around here. Is it really that good? Is it doing some good things?
     
  2. trjam

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    Even though the cost is about the same, I prefer the AV with DeepGuard and Sandboxie over the suite.
     
  3. s4u

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    But why F-secure?
    And why not the suite?
     
  4. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    i would also choose the AV over the suite, as i dont need such things as parental control etc.

    i dont think many people do use it on here,it tends to be mainly avira, nod and kaspersky on these boards, maybe you have seen my profile change and wondered? :p

    ~snipped....removed un-necessary idle chit chat....Bubba~
     
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  5. JerryM

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    I used it for close to a year, and liked it. I have as much confidence in it as KIS, which I am using due to the special offers.

    I would not hesitate to return to it. It took a minute or so longer to load than most others, but ran very well when it updated and smoothed out after start. I found FS the best "Install and forget" AV and suite that I have used.

    I would probably go for the suite again if I returned to FS.

    PS
    I think there is an auction for 25 OEM FSIS still available. If I recall correctly the cost here in the US would end up being about $45 or so. At least I think that is GBP 13.99 plus about 4 or 5 more for shipping to the US.

    Best,
    Jerry
     
  6. tiagozt

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    FS is doing a very good job... A license can be used in 3 computers, in 2008 we don't have slow down as saw in previous versions.
    The only problem I already reported to FS is the updates frquency in weekends and holidays... (1 or 2 updates in 48hours). I believe if Kaspersky can do regular updates other companies can do the same despite use of heuristic.
    I think anyone should try FS (suite or not) and get their own conclusions.
     
  7. trjam

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    That is where DeepGuard comes in, it is sort of like a HIPS. Even between updates you are very well protected.
     
  8. tiagozt

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    trjam, I know... DeepGuard is very good as heuristic engine but sometimes it can't substitute signatures... F-Secure have a excelent combination signature + heuristic... It's the reason I think it's better than NOD32 (poor signatures, good* heuristic) and Kaspersky** (excelent signatures and poor heuristic).

    *Heuristic of NOD32 don't work for trojan made in Brazil and it's the reason I don't recommend the AV anymore. Otherwise they need many days or weeks to add signatures. It's the biggest mistake of ESET.

    **Kaspersky have now a Beta of new heuristic engine.

    F-Secure improving signature updates and maybe the heuristic, that is already very good now, will put the AV next to Avira, that I think in the moment is the best combination signatures + heuristic.

    Best regards.
     
  9. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    deepguard is heuristics / behavior blocker (hips)

    This was solely the reason why fsecure would better kaspersky in the retro tests, however kaspersky now have their own heuristics

    Deepguard tests very well as a hips if memory serves me right
     
  10. trjam

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    IBK rated DeepGuard very well. Read here
     
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    I'm using it at the moment. So far so good. Although it takes longer time to start up compared to other suites, I don't notice any slowdown at all. I'm really feeling safe after installing it.
     
  12. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    cheers jeff, i knew my memory was correct :)

    his name really gets around, doesn't it? :rolleyes:
     
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    I believe it is being tested in their ISTP
     
  15. Thankful

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    Couple of questions:

    1. DeepGuard is included as part of the AV?
    2. The only price I see for the AV is 65.90 Euros on the website.
    Is this right? Seems expensive.

    Thanks.
     
  16. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    Yes deepguard is part of just the av,

    Good prices can be found elsewhere :)
     
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    In the F-Secure official eStore, use the Protect Your PC 50% discount to buy the F-Secure product of your choice (use this page: http://www.f-secure.com/protectyourpc). Then, during the purchase, change the currency to Indian Rupees (found on the left side of the order cart). Then you will receive a special discounted Indian price plus an extra 50% discount due to the Protect Your PC coupon. The prices work out as follows:

    F-Secure IS 2008, 12-month, 3 PC = 1700 INR = 42 USD approx + additional 50% discount due to PYPC coupon, which means the final price is 850 INR or around 22 dollars ;)
    F-Secure AV 2008, 12-month, 3 PC = 700 INR = 18 USD approx + additional 50% discount due to PYPC coupon, which means the final price is around 350 INR or around 9 dollars :)

    You will be billed in INR instead of US Dollars but the overall price still works out to be much lower than your average F-Secure license ;)
     
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  19. trjam

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    It says page not found, appears eyes are watching.
     
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    Dont see how. I just paid about $9.00 for 1-3 user 1 year license for the AV.;)
     
  22. zfactor

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    how please explain??
     
  23. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    check your PM box.

    Or...

    listen to Firecat :)
     
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  24. trjam

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    And if you buy a second and insert the key after installing the first, walla, you now have 2 years for $18.00;)
     
  25. Firecat

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    Page is working now....Seems the url link was put in wrongly in my previous post, sorry. :(

    URL is corrected now in the previous post, so everything should work properly :)
     
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