do I need to use f-secure

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I already have anti-virus, I really do not want f-secure
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Knight Rider

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Then by all means David keep the one you have, they just offer it for customers if they want it. I too have my own I use Kaspersky, the gave me 3yr for 3 PC for like 90 bucks
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HMC1940

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I use Kaspersky Internet Security and really like it.
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J&J

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Yes, and I use it too. The Russians are dead serious about things messing with computers and don't take the 'wink' (leave our stuff alone) like some do.  For encryption, nobody beats Germany (DriveCrypt, for one).
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Brian Shackelford

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Do keep in mind Kaspersky has allegedly close ties to the Russian spy agencies. Nothing concrete, but just keep it in mind. Of course US AV groups also have issues with the NSA, so maybe nothing you use is really safe....
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I also use Kaspersky.  Although after +38 years in the DOD, I do find it a little unsettling to use virus protection from a Russian company headed by someone with ties to the KGB. :-)
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Old Labs

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But rest assured your and my SF-86 are in the best of hands now ;)
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Knight Rider

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Lol true but I've seen it find stuff that others don't. The other one I've used and like is Panda antivirus. Don't like Norton or McAfee.
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Jim, Champion

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I have had McAfee and Norton but have been happier with the free edition of Avast.
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Knight Rider

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Just don't use the Microsoft security essentials I've see comparison reports and it don't detect hardly anything
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F-Secure will bleed your monthly data allowance to death.  I cannot see how Exede can justify recommending an anti-virus that uploads your applications and data to their 'cloud' for analysis and reporting when we have data caps.   F-secure is a total invasion of privacy no matter how much they say they will protect it.  I don't know anyone at F-Secure (who looks at my stuff?  it's all on their server).  Talk is cheap for F-Secure.  Sorry, but I still put my letters in an envelope and seal it although the post office will say that isn't necessary for the mail to go through.. they would never read it... ummm...  I don't leave my stuff laying around for people to say they won't look at it or use it or loose it.
OOps..  I almost forgot...  The UN-installer DOES NOT WORK with F-Secure !!!  If you are not really, really, good at computers, you are stuck with it once it is installed.  It must be manually rooted out like a bad weed once you realize you don't want it.  it's easier to leave the Mob.

And now I wait for someone from F-Secure to come here and just TRY to say I'm wrong on this.
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Brian Shackelford

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Interesting note, the USPS scans front and back of every single item sent through the system. So they may not read it, but they track every single item to gather that all important meta-data. Webroot works much the same as F-PROT except Webroot sends the MD5 hash of the file and request whether the hash has been tagged as malware or not. Not sure how F-PROT does it, but maybe the same?
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Hello David, you don’t necessarily have to use our anti-virus security, which is F-Secure but it is suggested. F-Secure is included with all new Exede service plans for the first 12 months free thereafter it’s only $2.99 per month.