Help Me Decide Avast Premier vs. F-Secure Safe

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Avast Premier vs. F-Secure Safe

  1. Avast Premier

    26 vote(s)
    52.0%
  2. F-Secure Safe

    24 vote(s)
    48.0%
  1. ifacedown

    ifacedown Level 17

    Jan 31, 2014
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    Total of three detection:

    Adware.GenericKD.6245630
    • Multiple files: Quarantined
    Adware.GenericKD.6245630
    • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\c20da09cd3c3a0706a046b433c418abc.sys: Could not quarantine
    Trojan.GenericKD.6263557
    • C:\Program Files\a5f91c5a56d52ed6fa28804fcf6dbb48\bbfc19c452c2791552949a52ac847bf0.exe: Cleaned up
    Restart required to finish cleaning harmful items
     
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  2. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

    Jan 10, 2017
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    pup detection was enabled @ avast? my advice for you is this ->

    AdwCleaner

    you can do every weeks a quick scan with this little nice program from malwarebytes.
     
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  3. karthic1998

    karthic1998 Level 3

    Jan 23, 2017
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    F-secure lost his nerves in offline mode Friend
     
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  4. karthic1998

    karthic1998 Level 3

    Jan 23, 2017
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    Can you recommend zenmana anti malware if you are having internet always
     
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  5. Music4Ever

    Music4Ever Level 2

    Aug 4, 2016
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    I tried F-Secure a few weeks ago but on installation it insisted, with no option I remove all other security programs & one was Zemana, I didn't get any further than that as I do believe in layered security (rightly or wrong) which was a pity as I liked it a few years ago.
     
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  6. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

    Jan 10, 2017
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    i would recommend zemana antimalware if you don't wanna use a second protection layer like voodoo shield or comodo firewall.
    Zemana Antimalware is easy to use...the big advantage.
    I use zemana from time to time with with pandora cloud and realtime protection. But not sure if these options are included in the free version....i have a lifetime license.
    In our malwarehub is a good combo....zemana antimalware with kaspersky free....the results are very impressive (y)
     
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  7. ifacedown

    ifacedown Level 17

    Jan 31, 2014
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    Yeah, PUP detection was enabled. Actually I downloaded a crack from Torrent to activate something but it wasn't a good one for it was bundled with trojans, adware, and a rootkit. I disabled AVAST totally to activate something, and thankfully, it blocked the rootkit. Trojans and adwares were installed. After some scans and cleaning, Avast could no longer detect something. I'm sure no exclusions were set for these. I really thought Avast did the cleaning perfectly. But, to my surprise, F-Secure detected three... coming from those that were detected also by Avast..
     
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  8. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

    Jun 23, 2017
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    F-Secure
    That sure seems like real malware with those names
     
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  9. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

    Jul 1, 2017
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    Emsisoft
    Yes. F-Secure is just being petty. It works with everything.
     
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  10. ifacedown

    ifacedown Level 17

    Jan 31, 2014
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    Been using F-SECURE for one day. Very fast loading on boot startup, fast and responsive GUI. No boot scan, universal protection for browsers yet still offers additional extensions, average speed for scans, very good detections, very little options to tweak.

    However, during signature updates significant drag on the system, unlike Avast with its streaming updates you won't feel anything. I'll keep on using it for the month.
     
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  11. ifacedown

    ifacedown Level 17

    Jan 31, 2014
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    I have a question... Can't find a support ticket to F-Secure support page :(

    This website and a website from sourceforge do not show correctly, even if I put them in Allowed sites. They are not blocked, but the content is shown as trash. Here's the site: Home
     
  12. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

    Jun 23, 2017
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    F-Secure
    They only have phone support and chat support for home products, click the blue "Do you have a question?"-button in the bottom-right corner for chat support. Contact F-Secure support | F-Secure
     
  13. FaiqArif

    FaiqArif Level 1

    Dec 2, 2017
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    Windows 10
    Qihoo 360
    F-secure is best option. it cannot heavy on 2GB RAM laptop.
     
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  14. ifacedown

    ifacedown Level 17

    Jan 31, 2014
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    Yes, agree. I am really surprised by how much F-Secure has been so light now. Two years ago, it was heavy and slow on my old netbook.
     
  15. Anupam

    Anupam Level 21

    Jul 7, 2014
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    This is what happen when you have too much options.

    They both are great. Use any one of them and you are good.

    But I will never recommended you to install something by turning on the antivirus and then blame the antivirus for it.
     
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  16. ifacedown

    ifacedown Level 17

    Jan 31, 2014
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    Thanks everyone! I am now using Emsisoft that is better than both Avast and F-Secure, protection wise.

    I miss the Parental Controls though in F-SECURE
     
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  17. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

    Jul 28, 2016
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    Europe
    Windows 10
    BullGuard
    Fsecure installer always " issues " and " conflict " with other security products like zemana , spywareblaster and others , while are supposed and enginered to work alongside other av / security products. I have mentioned this on the official fsecure suport forum. This is the main reason that I have ditched fsecure , which i get free from isp in favor of a paid bullguard is license. Fsecure is heavier on my system and more unpredictable on my machine atleast, but then again avast premier feels more heavy than avast is.
     
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  18. russ0408

    russ0408 Level 4

    Jul 28, 2013
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    Avast
    Just install F-Secure first. Then after it's installed then install Zemana and whatever other security program you want. Worked for me.
     
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  19. RoboMan

    RoboMan Level 17
    Content Creator

    Jun 24, 2016
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    You've got a point on Avast's GUI problem. On high ends machine took place as well in my case. Still, it's a great product worth the use.

    To start with, i would recommend taking a complete read on this thread: How to choose "the best antivirus"?

    Then, you'd understand it pretty much depends on your habits how safe you are and not on the software you use. Nevertheless, i'd give my point to Avast, since F-Secure's false positive issue is a dangerous fact.
     
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