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    Charter.net offering F-Secure free - any good?

    Rec'd email from my Charter ISP offering F-Secure for anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall, etc. for free.

    Link: http://www.charter.net/security?cmp=Sec_Ste_Resp_032714

    Any experience w/this companies product? Good, bad or indifferent?

    Thanks for any info.

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    The security suites are all pretty good, but it's not really free is it? How long is the "free" period?

    I don't bother with a security suite, I use Windows firewall and MSE, both really free. I also practice safe hex and don't go where I shouldn't, or click on any old link in email etc.

    cheers, Paul

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    F-Secure ranks as pretty good software. I'd use it if my ISP offered it for free.

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    The most recent AV-Comparatives Security Survey results show F-Secure as joint second best, only beaten by Kaspersky Lab. If an ISP is offering it for free then I would grab it!

    Just be aware that the screenshots suggest (under License terms) that it's a re-badged version of F-Secure 2012.
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    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2014-03-28 at 22:10.

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    The software is free to install on 3 computers as long as you have a "plus" or "ultra" internet subscription with Charter. Used to be that it seemed to take Charter quite a while to field a new version of the suite. Don't know if that is still the case.

    Joe

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