Should I remove F-Secure?

By learninmypc
Aug 7, 2012
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  1. I ran my PSI Secunia update program the other day & this is the results.
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    Does it need to be removed or not?
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,109   +21

    If it is not being supported by the supplier I say yes. I would ask them directly what is the situation; perhaps they have user forums that could lend more light.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

    Ok, I'll give it a shot.
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    BackWeb is an updater that is used by many programs> Kodak software Logitech,Western Digital, plus others.

    It is considered Foistware as it is installed without your knowledge or permission. Full information HERE.

    If you want to keep F-Secure, perhaps you can remove the BackWeb related entries. Removal instruction is given on the link.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

    As of this post, I've emailed F-Secure because I couldn't find a forum link on their website, still waiting for a reply.
    To the best of my knowledge, I didn't download/install any F-Secure product.
    This computer is 2nd hand. My best friend gave it to me & I believe he had some Kodak stuff on here.
    As long as its not an infection or something bad, I'll just forget about it but will check out your info Bobbye & thanks. You guys/gals are awesome.(y) :)
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    Just an FYI about F-Secure> if you have Comcast as the ISP, they offer free security and some if from F-Secure.

    F-Secure is a legitimate antivirus, computer security and computer software company based in Helsinki, Finland. They offer :
    http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/home_us/home

    From F-Secure:
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

    I believe I have Verizon here, but not sure. I know that may sound odd, but its automatically included.
    For security,I have SAS,Mbam,Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster & Comodo AV & Firewall.
  8. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Topic Starter Posts: 4,558   +184

  10. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32



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