Security Suite browsing protection evaluates the safety of websites and restricts unintentional access to harmful websites. The following information will help you manage your browsing protection settings on your Mac computer. Use the quick links below to navigate to a section of your choice.

Note: Please download the latest version of Spectrum Security Suite to ensure your computer remains protected from viruses, spyware and other malicious software. Learn more about how to reinstall your Security Suite license.


Quick Links

Mac Browsing Protection

To enable Browsing protection using a Mac device:

  1. Open Security Suite.
  2. Select the Status tab, then Preferences.

Security Suite Mac preferences

  1. Choose the Browsing Protection tab, then select the box next to Turn On browsing protection.

Security Suite Mac browsing protection options

Note: You may need to select the Lock icon at the bottom of the Browsing Protection window in order to make changes to your settings. If prompted, enter the password for your computer to allow changes to be made.

  1. Follow the onscreen instructions to customize your browsing preferences and to install the browser extension.


Safety Ratings

When performing a web search using Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc., the status of each website is displayed next to the link in the search results.

  • A website verified as safe by F-Secure will display a white check mark inside a green circle.
  • A website verified as harmful by F-Secure will display a white X inside a red circle.
  • If you try to visit a site that's determined harmful by F-Secure, the site is blocked and you'll receive a message similar to the one below:
Harmful Web Site Blocked
  • Select Allow website (not recommended), to by pass the warning and continue to the site.