Q&A F-secure /Firewall protection

bob974

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Hello everyone,
I am very impressed with the efficiency of F-secure Safe. Moreover, it is light on the system.
But, it relies on the windows firewall.

With F-secure Safe, what do you think of the protection offered by the windows firewall?
Is it enough? Is it really effective? Is this the weak point of this antivirus?
 

JoyousBudweiser

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Hello everyone,
I am very impressed with the efficiency of F-secure Safe. Moreover, it is light on the system.
But, it relies on the windows firewall.

With F-secure Safe, what do you think of the protection offered by the windows firewall?
Is it enough? Is it really effective? Is this the weak point of this antivirus?
Use CF with cs settings along with f secure.
 

Like a Western!

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Comodo Firewall / home products are abandoned products, they barely update the product and company itself seems like an abandoned/broke one.
there has been no information about the future development of their product developers are missing and the company revenue is unclear probably dying do not trust a company that is dying it cannot obviously patch it's product security flaws in time, you suffer instead of getting better cyber safety.

now about the Firewall i'd say Windows Firewall is pretty much more than enough for a typical home user that is most probably not going to be a target for hackers trying to break into your home network, this is also something that F-Secure itself and many other cybersecurity company/experts believe into, some products tho still use the firewall feature as a marketing matter because why not, another extra feature another extra marketing point.

but if you really like to play with a Firewall i'd say Windows Firewall Control (WFC by BiniSoft) should still be more than enough for you to play with, CF is still an option but you know the risks.

for the record i've been using Windows Firewall with F-Secure SAFE for more than a year myself, considering me a happy clicker, i was pretty much safe with my setup.
 
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Are Comodo certificates and Comodo software still the same company? In the Comodo forum Melih is still mentioned as CEO, while Comodo certs has a different CEO, so either the forum is not maintained or the business is seperated into two entities. Certs generate a more or less constant flow of income. When they are separated, Comodo software is relying on paying customers for cash flow (and I never heard of a company using Comodo for corporate security).

Are MT members also active on Comodo forum, if so what is their impression? When was CFW updated for the last time?
 

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Are Comodo certificates and Comodo software still the same company? In the Comodo forum Melih is still mentioned as CEO, while Comodo certs has a different CEO, so either the forum is not maintained or the business is seperated into two entities. Certs generate a more or less constant flow of income. When they are separated, Comodo software is relying on paying customers for cash flow (and I never heard of a company using Comodo for corporate security).

Are MT members also active on Comodo forum, if so what is their impression? When was CFW updated for the last time?
All these are very interesting questions and also I would love to hear a bit more, even if I know it's a mess and super silly confusing with Comodo for some weird reason refuse to update sites that sell and promote their certificates with the correct info. Just search for " Comodo certificates " and welcome to the Jungle! :rolleyes: They had years to fix it, but it's still not dealt with. Sectigo should be the correct name nowadays for their certificates. 🤷‍♂️

But this would better belong in a thread of it's own in the actual Comodo section @Kees1958 , so start a new thread there instead. (y)🍿
 

Back3

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I also have F-Secure Safe on my computer with the Windows firewall. I added NextDNS and Adguard extension and Simple Windows Hardening. Furthermore, I used Firewall App Blocker to add outbound firewall rules to the Windows firewall that I took from H_C configurator and SysHardener. Did that 2 years ago.

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Claudio66

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I also have F-Secure Safe on my computer with the Windows firewall. I added NextDNS and Adguard extension and Simple Windows Hardening. Furthermore, I used Firewall App Blocker to add outbound firewall rules to the Windows firewall that I took from H_C configurator and SysHardener. Did that 2 years ago.

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I would like to replace Kaspersky antivirus...with F secure safe...what do you think about ?
 
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Back3

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Both are excellent apps. People who like to tweak an antivirus love Kaspersky. I have a 5-year-old PC : I needed to tweak Kaspersky Internet Security to make sure I get good performance from my PC. F-Secure Safe cannot be tweaked a lot, runs easy on my computer. With the addition of SWH that doesn't affect performance, I think my security is top-notch And my desktop is fast.
I added SWH a few days after the antivirus installation and just enabled the Windows Hardening part. A week later, I enabled Software Restriction Policies and had to Manage the Whitelist a few times. That's all.
 
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Claudio66

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Both are excellent apps. People who like to tweak an antivirus love Kaspersky. I have a 5-year-old PC : I needed to tweak Kaspersky Internet Security to make sure I get good performance from my PC. F-Secure Safe cannot be tweaked a lot, runs easy on my computer. With the addition of SWH that doesn't affect performance, I think my security is top-notch And my desktop is fast.
I added SWH a few days after the antivirus installation and just enabled the Windows Hardening part. A week later, I enabled Software Restriction Policies and had to Manage the Whitelist a few times. That's all.
Thank you !
 
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