Updates F-Secure Through the Years - Timeline Story

upnorth

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Most of the people that strolls around on this site/forum, both members and guests heard or know more up close hand about the Finnish security company called F-Secure and it's products. Probably more of one of it's employee, Mikko Hypponen and all his great talks. But how many of us know or recall the history of F-Secure. Where it started and it's progress and development over the years. It's more then 30 years ago now and if curious, the timeline is found in the link below.

Either click the images at the bottom, or the arrow on the right hand side to begin the trip down memory lane. :coffee:🍪
 

FireHammer

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Aug 27, 2020
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Thanks a lot for that timeline, It is because I have to choose between BTS & F-Secure, the last I can get free of charge from my ISP(Danish STOFA).
But I like Bitdefender so much that I think I will stick with them(I have 477 days left on my subscription)
 

Freud2004

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Jun 26, 2020
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In the beginning this was a product that no one really takes seriously. 15 Years ago, ESET was the king of the street, Kaspersky start to give cards, and McAfee and Norton losing their reputation, many things has change since then.

My blog in 2008, 13 years ago:

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ab14

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Oct 1, 2019
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F-secure products don't have a firewall, for me its failure relatively to their competitors.

If I have to install another suite beside Kaspersky I will choose between F-secure and Bitdefender.

F-Secure didn't let the whole job to do for Windows Firewall. if you check the DeepGuard settings you will see this option: "Ask my permission to make an Internet Connection"
 

upnorth

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Thanks a lot for that timeline, It is because I have to choose between BTS & F-Secure, the last I can get free of charge from my ISP(Danish STOFA).
But I like Bitdefender so much that I think I will stick with them(I have 477 days left on my subscription)
It's understandable that you want to end the BD subscription, but as I don't know how your F-Secure deal with your ISP looks like, I can't really say much. You should probably talk with them and ask how long it will last. Just so you don't accidentally miss out on a very good deal.

For a bit more history and also information from Mikko himself, I highly recommend listen on a podcast episode. The podcasts main topic is about Poker and what happens when criminal targets players both online and offline. Click back from start to listen on that as well.
 
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Freud2004

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For a bit more history and also information from Mikko himself, I highly recommend listen on a podcast episode. The podcasts main topic is about Poker and what happens when criminal targets players both online and offline. Click back from start to listen on that as well.

Nice page, I didn't know about these stories, lets see if are accessible for non-English speakers, I ill-try to listen. (y)
 
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Bonorex

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Jun 12, 2020
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Now that my KIS license has expired, I have some time for playing with other AVs. I will try F-secure safe and wait that Kaspersky optimizes their new version. KIS version 20 was really good: it was light on PC resources, with no annoying (false) alarms. I really liked how silent it was. I'm curious to see how F-secure will behave on my system. I have up to three months of trial time, so more than enough for a thorough evaluation.
 

tasos83

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Dec 8, 2015
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F-Secure didn't let the whole job to do for Windows Firewall. if you check the DeepGuard settings you will see this option: "Ask my permission to make an Internet Connection"
sorry!where is this setting; i cand find this...
 

FireHammer

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Aug 27, 2020
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It's understandable that you want to end the BD subscription, but as I don't know how your F-Secure deal with your ISP looks like, I can't really say much. You should probably talk with them and ask how long it will last. Just so you don't accidentally miss out on a very good deal.

For a bit more history and also information from Mikko himself, I highly recommend listen on a podcast episode. The podcasts main topic is about Poker and what happens when criminal targets players both online and offline. Click back from start to listen on that as well.
Hi @upnorth it is called F-Secure Safe & I understand as long as I have internet with STOFA I also have their AV protection.
 
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