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Stay safe online with PC Protection

Protect your computer against viruses, spyware and unwanted emails with this internet and computer security software

We want our customers to have fun and stay safe online, so we’ve found an easy way to keep your Windows PC safe and secure whether you’re using mobile, wireless or home broadband.

Vodafone PC Protection, powered by F-Secure, is an award winning, all-in-one security software that protects your data and privacy when you email, download music, bank, shop or play online.

Automatic updates and advanced cloud computing technology using F-Secure DeepGuard also ensure the fastest protection against any future threats.

The benefits of PC Protection:

  • Anti-virus and spam
  • Anti-spyware
  • Parental controls
  • Rootkit detection
  • Personal firewall with application control

PC Protection product details

The Vodafone Security - PC Protection pack is powered by F-Secure.

Anti Virus: Detects and stops software that can attack computers via emails, removable media such as USB memory sticks, or software downloaded from the internet.

It's simple to use:

  • Quarantines and removes the infected files keeping them from spreading
  • Identifies viruses and worms
  • Provides activity reporting and let's you know about any viruses found straight away
  • Gives you a straightforward report on what was found and what was done with infected files
  • Includes advanced, heuristic scanning and script blocking features

Anti Spyware: Detects and removes secretly installed software from your computer, ensuring that your system is running smoothly and clean of spyware.

Key features include:

  • Provides simple tools to remove spyware
  • Automatically updates and detects to keep your machine up to date and protected
  • It's easy to use and is customizable so that you can select how your computer is protected

Firewall: This protects your computer against unauthorised connection attempts, insider attacks, information theft, malicious applications, and other unwanted applications such as peer-to-peer software. When an Internet connection is activated, the firewall software should be automatically updated.

Key features include:

  • Prevents remote access to the computer
  • Controls access to the internet by applications on the computer
  • Easy to setup and manage
  • Won't disrupt the proper use of your computer
  • Keeps your internet address, browser details under your control
  • Keeps your online identity private

Spam Control: Some email spam can transmit viruses, adware or spyware to your computer. Spam Control monitors incoming email and removes unsolicited emails (spam) from your inbox. Once an email sender is identified as spam, it is tagged and filtered to a separate spam folder, where you can decide what you want to do with it.

Key features include:

  • White lists and black lists. A white list is a list that the user can set to identify senders from whom the user will accept email. Black lists are lists of known spammers. Email from senders on the black list will be automatically blocked, deleted or filed
  • Automatically block 'sporn' (emailed pornography)
  • Organise emails to block content you don't want into folders, such as financial, adult orientated subject matter, games etc., and assign emails to specific folders. Helps to ensure your email inbox is filled with the important emails you want to see quickly

Parental Control

Key features include:

  • Configurable profiles. For example, Child access only for specified 'white list' web sites; Teenager, restrict access to the internet content based on categories; Parent, have unlimited access to the internet; Enhanced blocking for violence, travel, dating and sports; Internet Sandbox - A parent or teacher can define certain web sites and add those to a white list creating a safe area of the internet to be used by a child

Automatic Updates: Hosted by F-Secure, when you connect to the Internet, it checks for and downloads:

  • Setup updates and new software
  • Latest security and profile updates
  • Latest security profiles and upgrades

Usually there are two updates per day and these are 25KB, meaning a daily traffic of 50KB, which is less than most emails!

Downloading and using the PC Protection pack client will count towards your monthly broadband data allowance or, if you are on a dial up plan with limited hours of usage, check your dial up hours.

PC Protection system requirements

Your computer must meet the following requirements for installing and using the product.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Currently a Mac OS version of PC Protection is not available

For Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista:

  • Intel Pentium 4 2GHz processor or higher
  • Minimum 1GB of RAM
  • Minimum 800MB free hard disk space
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 or higher
  • An Internet connection - to receive updates and validate your subscription

For Windows 2000 and Windows XP:

  • Intel Pentium III 1GHz processor or higher
  • Minimum 512MB RAM
  • Minimum 800MB free hard disk space
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 or higher
  • An Internet connection - to receive updates and validate your subscription

Get PC Protection for home broadband

Get PC Protection for home broadband: Keep your Vodafone home broadband secure with PC Protection. Just $5 per month for a 1 user licence. Or upgrade to a 3 user licence for $10 per month. Get your first 3 months free when you sign up. Or get PC Protection free on any Ultimate Home Fibre 12 month plan.

PC Protect Software Support

Get the PC Protection installation guide.

Check out the common questions we get asked about PC Protection software

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