what can someone tell me about f-secure suite?

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  1. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    anything i should know before trying it? does it have any issues? how well does it clean? how are its resource usage etc.. would like more info on it before installing it thanks very much
     
  2. lodore

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    hello,
    f-secure 2008 takes less time to startup than the older versions.
    im not completely sure about cleaning.
    detection rate is always very high.
    thre is an option in the installer to not install parental control.
    as for main resource usage just keep the standard settings and it should be fine.
    lodore
     
  3. farmerlee

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    I tested out the suite about a week ago but it definitely wasn't for me. It was heavy on the resources and slowed my pc down quite a bit. However the system i was using is a few years old now so a newer one should handle it better. I'm not too sure about cleaning but its detection rates are amongst the best.
     
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    Much improved compared to 2007 version in terms of resource usage. However, I noticed a high cpu usage and a little bit delay during startup and and during executing .exe file. The firewall is hard to configure for novice, IMP.
     
  5. JerryM

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    I have not used the 2008 version, but did use the 2007 version for several months. I liked it, and the only issue I had was that it took probably a minute longer to load and smooth out at start up.
    I did not find it slowed my system.

    FSIS does not update as often as some others, but I do not consider that a problem.
    Overall, I would not hesitate to return to FSIS if I were to change security applications. I think it is one of the best "install and forget" AV/IS.

    As always it is best to try before buy.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  6. zfactor

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    well this is on a celeron m laptop runing vista with only 1gb of ram so i do need something pretty light. im not upgrading this system since it is only used for office applications and as a register nothing more. how well do you think it will run on this?

    someone mentioned poor updating? what do you mean can you elaborate?

    and if i try it will it uninstall easy or is it more like norton's where it leaves stuff and needs a uninstaller? thanks
     
  7. century

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    I have used FSIS 2007 trial in recent past & found it excellent. I am running WinXP on Athlon 3000+ in Asus A8N-VM with 1GB DDR RAM. Slowing of the system was just noticable & I am never in a tearing hurry. Only problem is that it would not install if any other antispyware was there.
    I second Jerry M wholeheartedly.
    FSIS 2008 is reported to be even better.
     
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    Are they using AdAware for the antispyware module?
    That would be a potential weakness.
     
  9. larryb52

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    it's a good product. It's actually a lot faster than 07 on boot. However the scan of start up files takes awhile so you'll get high mem usage as well as cpu hits but after it settles down (4-5 minutes) it runs well, very well IMO. It does slow incoming mail with attachments as it does a pretty complete scan...once your systems gets settled on it I think you'll enjoy it. On cleaning I think it does exceeding well but warning that I had one case of a false postive. As stated earlier adaware is the spyware function they use & it's quite good. I however would not recomend this progeam if you tight on mem if you have some room, you'll like it, just my 2 cents...
     
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    thanks for the info everyone
     
  11. C.S.J

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    2008 is a fine product, a big improvement on resource usage compared to 2007.

    the only noticable real-slowdown, is receiving emails, they 'do' take longer to arrive in my windows mail than any other AV.

    very-secure.
     
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  12. Technic

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    If you have dual core cpu and 2 gigs of RAM all should be cool. :)
     
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    How about a single-core AMD Athlon 64 3000+ with 1GB RAM? Mind that I have tried some of the more resource heavy (IMO) suites out there, including BitDefender 2008 and ZoneAlarm (before version 7.0.408, which is lighter) and have not had any serious complaints regarding resource usage. :)

    Can anyone tell me if there are any technological improvements in version 2008 or whether it is just an optimization (i.e. tweak) of the 2007 version?
     
  14. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    source: F-Secure
     
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    So the AV/AS part remains the same as 2007?
     
  16. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    yes,

    its a mixture of ad-awares latest technology which includes a re-designed engine, which is different to what was in 2007, and their own technology.
     
  17. computer geek

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    I tried the trial version about 2 months ago or was it one and found it heavy on system resources and no http scanning but the cleaning rate i squite good i heard.:cool:
     
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    It is a very good suite. Great firewall, great detection and protection. Antispam very weak though. Also half price here ;)
     
  19. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    no http scanning?
    heavy?

    o_O
     
  20. SteveBlanchard

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    The price put me off for starters.
     
  21. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    why do people keep mentioning the price, its cheaper than kaspersky.

    and probably cheaper than most of the big suites out there.
     
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    yes, but just keeping in mind the price is for 3 pcs...there's no single license offered :(

    Even so i still would buy it for one pc, i tried the AV and its a superb solution. Furthermore, the offer posted by trjam above is unbeatable :cool:
     
  23. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    there is a single licence offered

    trjams offer is beatable lol
     
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    Could you please direct me to the single license site? :)

    as for trjams offer.....ahem...are you willing to pass me one of yours?:rolleyes: :D
     
  25. Firecat

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    Use the F-Secure Hong Kong eStore to gain access to the single license site ;)

    Of course you will have to make the conversion from HKD to USD; but anyway; the prices are listed here:

    http://www.f-secure.com/estore/hkg

    The prices conversion will be approximately as follows:

    F-Secure AV 2008 1-computer, 1 year = HKD 299 [USD 39 approx]
    F-Secure IS 2008 1-computer, 1 year = HKD 408 [USD 52 approx]
     
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