- Sep 2, 2021
Can confirm @Spartan. As a recent convert to F-Secure from Defender (and ESET before that), the following is true:
- The new F-Secure Internet Security (successor to F-Secure SAFE) has no firewall component. Supposedly it adds rules to the Windows Firewall to make it more resilent to attack and/or shutdown. But I can’t confirm that. @Shadowra will likely know the answer to this. I use Windows Firewall Control (WFC) and killed all the previous Windows Firewall rules so if F-Secure added any, I didn’t see them. All connections on my system have to ask permission manually to connect due to WFC. And yes, both F-Secure and WFC work amazingly well together. Big thanks to @piquiteco for helping set it up for me and answering all of my niche and out of the ordinary questions.
I never saw the rules either. This has to be handled internally. It's like Avira and Trendmicro.