!00% agreed. I completely agree with you and I am aware of the fact that there is no silver bullet to rule all cyberthreats. F-Secure is really a good product proven by the strong track record of the company. I was just surprised by the fact that the ransomware was active for a longtime in memory without raising any flag from F-secure Safe.
so if the thing is about protecting your cyber life well you probably should just send undetected samples to your vendor and they'll add it to DeepGuard database or any other module that your vendor is usingWe believe in a layered protection approach and we will use our different existing technologies to detect and block malicious threats.
Default-deny setup is safest by design, but requires more skills & knowledge when configuring/adjusting the security to the concrete machine and to the concrete user.Holy, Juan Diaz's tests are so brutal, so few survive..
This is why I always say 1st generation antivirus are not meant to be used alone. At least some complement/configuration/hardener say OSArmor, Hard_Configurator. 80% of infections can be covered tweaking policies and Windows functions. Reduce the attack surface in order to correctly cover the basics.
After so much time using Kaspersky/ESET, I've switched three days ago to Windows Defender + @Andy Ful's Hard_Configurator and I've had signatures, low impact, and really effective/light default deny. I am using this on my main PC, and still using ESET on my secondary PC.
But it can also be combined, and if a person has experience it is difficult to get infected.Default-deny setup is safest by design, but requires more skills & knowledge when configuring/adjusting the security to the concrete machine and to the concrete user.
Such AVs as F-Secure Safe are more usable and are adjusted by design to the needs of most users (more universal). There is always some cost of usability and universality.