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Do I really need this security prog?


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

Hi, I just got an advertising mail from my net provider trying to sell me a scurity program called 'SafeCentral' for 2.99 GB Pounds (about 5 dollars) per month, shall I get it just to be on the safe side, or is it just scareware that i don't really need?
(I've already got AVG and AdAware progs)
I know 2.99 is peanuts but it's the principle, i don't want to be milked for something i might not need that would also clutter up my system-
Here's their advertising blurb-

"With Cybercrime costing the UK economy £27bn per year the threat is more real than ever. Traditional security solutions clearly aren't enough to protect your identity and your most sensitive transactions online.
SafeCentral is a next generation security approach creating a virtual "concrete bunker" for browsing and online purchases, protecting you and your family from the trickiest cyber criminals and identity thieves"

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

About SafeCentral

SafeCentral Review by PC Mag

Pros
Secures and verifies Internet access to thousands of sensitive sites. IE/Firefox plug-in for quick access. Blocks keyloggers, prevents screen capture. Bypasses easily fooled Windows DNS.

Cons
Significantly slows browsing when pages have a lot of data and images. Doesn't directly identify fraudulent sites. Prevents use of password managers for log-in.

Bottom Line
SafeCentral offers secure browsing and special verification for thousands of sensitive sites. It blocks keyloggers and keeps your browsing activity isolated from other processes. It's slower than IE or Firefox but offers serious protection for financial and sensitive online interactions.


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

Thanks, but i'm still undecided. On the one hand it increases security, but on the other it slows down browsing.
Do most of you Bleeping members use it or anything like it?

Edited by MickinPlymouthUK, 27 March 2012 - 02:29 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

I'm not aware of anyone that uses it...but we have a lot of members.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

I'm not aware of anyone that uses it...but we have a lot of members.

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Add to that I did a quick search for this product and this is the only topic at BC discussing it.

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